Maksim Chmerkovskiy probably doesn’t need a stiff drink to get going on the dance floor. But if you do, here’s one of the Dancing with the Stars pro’s libations of choice.
RdV Lounge – a New York City hotspot that’s been visited by stars including Hayden Panettiere, Michael Phelps, Tyson Beckford, Serena Williams and David Arquette – serves up a spicy swill infused with berries and topped with mistletoe. Dubbed “The RdV Resolution” in the spirit of the New Year, the holiday treat can now be enjoyed by guests at your New Year’s Eve party.
Try out the recipe, courtesy of house mixologist Brent Lomberti.
The RdV Resolution
• 1 ounce VeeV Acaé Spirit
• ½ ounce Grand Marnier
• Handful of cranberries, blackberries and blueberries
• Dash of allspice
• 1 ounce Crémant d’Alsace
• Mistletoe for garnish
Muddle the berries in a mixing glass and add allspice. Pour the berry puree into a cocktail shaker, and add VeeV Acaé Spirit and Grand Marnier. Shake well with ice and pour into a champagne flute. Top off with Crémant d’Alsace, and garnish with mistletoe at the base of the glass.