5 Martinis for Serious New Year's Eve Celebrations

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Step aside, Champagne. We’re trading out flutes of sparkling wine for a glass of something stiffer.

Step aside, Champagne. We’re trading out flutes of sparkling wine for a glass of something stiffer. Here, five martinis to celebrate the dawn of 2015.

1. Lemon & Basil Martini
Sweet white vermouth emphasizes basil’s herbal quality, while limoncello and lemon juice give this drink a double-citrus punch.

2. Rose Martini
Rose water gives this delicate cocktail a beautiful floral flavor.

3. Smoky Met Martini
This unlikely combination of crisp vodka and smoky Scotch can satisfy martini drinkers and whiskey aficionados alike.

4. Mirto Martini
The key to this tart drink is mirto, a bitter Sardinian digestif made from myrtle berries.

5. James Bond Martini
This is the perfect excuse to put on your white, tailored dinner jacket and bow tie. (Don’t forget to pack your fake fingerprints in your trick briefcase.)

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