Celebration cocktails toast to new beginnings one glass at time

Moonshine from Illuminarium, photo provided by Illuminarium
Moonshine from Illuminarium, photo provided by Illuminarium /

From holidays to special occasions, celebration cocktails rise to the moment. From the sparkle in the glass to the nuanced flavors, it is time to shake up an exciting sipper. Ready to toast to the good life?

When it comes to celebration cocktails, people want a little extra in the glass. It is not about adding more liquor to the ratio. These moments deserve a little more in sparkle, flavor, or just something.

Often, celebration cocktails come with some bubbles. Whether it is how the fizz tickles the nose or the idea that something is waiting to pop, that sparkling element in the glass brings fun. Sometimes it is imperative to leave the mundane for another time.

What are some celebration cocktails to try?

Sometimes the golden color can signify a celebration. In this cocktail from SIA Scotch Whisky, the brightness of the lemon with the robust scotch is a flavor to remember.

Celebration Cocktail


  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz SIA Scotch
  • Splash of Prosecco
  • Lemon Twist


1. Combine SIA Scotch, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

2. Add ice and shake vigorously.

3. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with Prosecco.

4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

celebration cocktails from Illuminarium in Las Vegas
Moonshine from Illuminarium, photo provided by Illuminarium /

While Las Vegas and the holidays are always a winning combination, Illuminarium, Las Vegas offers its Moonshine cocktail for the end of the year celebration. The cocktail sparkles in the light and has a little whimsy added to the glass. But, it packs a big punch with rum, vodka, tequila, Cointreau and more. It might not be quite as showy as the lights on the Strip, but it one that captures everyone’s attention.

While the strike of midnight often comes with much celebration, this cocktail sparkles long after the calendar page turns. The combination of Stranahan’s, apple, and cinnamon is warm and inviting. It might not be the traditional apple a day, but it one that feels special every time it is enjoyed.

Stranahan’s Cindertini


  • 1 oz Stranahan’s Blue Peak
  • 1 oz Amontillado sherry
  • 1 oz Fuji apple juice
  • . 5 oz Cinnamon bark syrup
  • .5 oz Fresh lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a couple glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

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