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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Celebrate the New Year with class while sipping on these crafty cocktails

Looking for a spot to bring in the new year while sipping on a tasty New Year's libation? If you're looking for a Spritz-inspired cocktail, a boozy champagne libation or a fruity sangria, here are a few spots you can try.

Radler Spirtz | The Smoking Gun

Swing into The Smoking Gun and order the Radler Spritz this New Year’s Eve! Made with Stiegl Radler grapefruit beer, campo Viejo prosecco and house ginger syrup., and served with a slice of grapefruit in a wine glass, over ice. They also boast a refreshing Strawberry Fields champagne cocktail, made with champagne, strawberry aperol, pineapple and lemon. The Smoking Gun will host a New Year’s Eve Purple Rain Party, were all guests are encouraged to wear purple attire. A DJ will spin tunes while guests dance it up in their best purple outfits.

No Se Frosé | True North Tavern

North Park’s casual and laidback neighborhood bar True North Tavern is the ideal place for social gatherings and special events. You’ll find nothing but great people and spectacular drinks, like the No Se Frosé, a refreshing blend of Bacardi grapefruit, prosecco-rosé, banana du bresil, peach purée, lemon juice and mint at True North.

Beer Pops | Del Sur Mexican Cantina

No, not a champagne cocktail but it has the fizz. For the alternatives in the crowd looking for something a little more unique, Del Sur Mexican Cantina in South Park serves up Beer Pops, which are spicy popsicles made to melt in your beer. Try a Michelada with a sizzling tajin rim and a Sangrita popsicle made with tomato juice, citrus and chile to dunk in your michelada. This beverage would be tasty with any of the authentic Mexican cuisine on Del Sur’s menu.

Watermelon Mimosa | Park 101

For those celebrating at Park 101 in Carlsbad, what better champagne cocktail to toast to the New Year while seaside than a Watermelon Mimosa? Made with campo Viejo cava blended with watermelon agua fresca and lime, this drink will make for a refreshing start to 2018. Sip on their open-air Tamarack Deck or next to a cozy fire pit, there is plenty of room for all at Park 101.

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