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The year is coming to a close in a matter of days, and from surviving the doomsday apocalypse (again) to envisioning exactly what we're thankful for, there're plenty of reasons to raise your glass and toast some bubbly come Monday night.
For the stylish New Year's party planner, we've tapped an expert mixologist at Twenty Five Lusk to show us the most luxe Champagne cocktail recipes. Whether you prefer to sip a pomegranate-infused concoction or favor hints of vanilla in your flute, these easy-to-follow sparklers will ensure you're nice and buzzed once the ball starts to drop. And if your resolution is to be everyone's favorite host in 2013, consider yourself a step ahead.
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