Easy-To-Make Cocktails To Serve At Your New Year's Eve Party | Clozette

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Hosting this year's New Year's Eve party? If you're stressing out on what drinks to serve, don't worry. We've got the perfect ones for you. Not only are they easy to make (think three to six ingredients), they're fancier than your typical beer and wine cooler – ensuring that you and your guests have fun ringing in 2017 together.

From refreshing, summer-inspired to fruity and strong combinations, we share five cocktails that are easy to make for your year-end get-together.

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French 75


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It will take you five to 10 seconds to make this drink – seriously. Get some lemon juice, simple syrup, and cognac or gin; shake them all together in a cocktail shaker with ice; serve the mixture in a martini glass, and add a dash of sparkling champagne. Voilà, you’ve made a French 75!

The Gold Rush


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Sweet, tangy, refreshing and strong, the Gold Rush contains only four ingredients and one of them is water. The other ingredients are simple and ones you might already have: honey (thinned out), bourbon, and lemon juice. Just whisk them all together, and serve with ice for a summery drink that adds a nice contrast to the cooler weather of December.

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Champagne Shirley Temple


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Everyone’s favourite child-friendly cocktail has now been given an upgrade. It’s light, sweet and fun to ring in the new year with. To make Champagne Shirley Temples, fill a glass halfway with crushed ice, pour in your champagne, and add grenadine syrup and maraschino cherries to sweeten it up.

Grapefruit Mimosas


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Just because it isn’t brunch time doesn’t mean you can’t serve mimosas. To make this grapefruit version, all you need are (surprise, surprise) three ingredients: pink sugar, grapefruit juice and champagne. Start making your drinks by wetting the rims of your champagne flutes with water, and then dip them in pink sanding sugar to give them that feminine touch. Next, pour a little bit of grapefruit juice in, and top it off with champagne. Easy, right?


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Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails


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The combination of oranges and cherries might sound a little weird, but trust us, it is amazing. To get started, gather six ingredients: seedless oranges, orange peel, red cherries, sweet vermouth, scotch, and champagne. Next, puree your oranges and red cherries, and strain them. Add your scotch and vermouth to the juice mixture. Top it off with a little bit of champagne and some orange peel, and you have yourself a cocktail that your guests will enjoy until the early hours of the New Year.


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2017 will soon be upon us, and that can only mean one thing for us fashion and beauty junkies: we need a major wardrobe revamp stat. While the thought of updating your closet might give you a headache – because you just don’t know where to start – there's no need to worry.

Hitting the “refresh” button on your wardrobe need not be stressful. So keep reading below for our five easy ways on how you can change your closet staples for the new year.

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Create a colour scheme


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If you find that your clothes come in all colours and prints, 2017 is a good year to start cleaning it up a bit and creating a colour theme. You can always opt for classic hues like beige, caramel, black, and white, or go for fun pastels, such as lavender, rose gold, and periwinkle. You can be sure to always look chic and well put-together whenever, wherever with whatever colour group you go for, as long as they will all pair well together, 

Only keep trendy pieces you like


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Just because everyone else is wearing them doesn’t mean you have to. It means that if you’re not into slip dresses or pleated shirts, feel free to toss them out of your closet. Keep the trends you 100 per cent adore and can see yourself wearing for years to come. Not only will you have newfound space in your closet, but it will also give you a chance to mix things up between your favourite trendy clothes and classic pieces.

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Try something new


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With that being said, if you find yourself stuck in a fashion rut, the best way to get out is to give your closet a dash of "something new." It can be in the form of a bell-sleeved dress or new chunky heels -- whatever it is, going outside of your comfort zone will instantly give your wardrobe a new look.

Raid your mum’s closet


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Hands down the most affordable way to upgrade your closet – raiding your mother’s. Since our mums are our original style icons, there’s no better closet to raid new pieces from. But if your mum won’t allow you to "steal" her clothes, you can always opt to do a closet swap instead. Trade-off different items of clothing.


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Clean out your accessories


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You should never forget your accessories because they can easily make or break your outfit. To stay on top of the trends in the new year, choose to keep the ones that can go with anything; that way putting together an OOTD won’t be as complicated anymore.

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Need more tips on how to declutter your home for 2017? Then read our list of things you should throw away in the new year.

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One of the highlights of the holidays, especially for countries in the tropics, is the cool winter breeze. With the weather chilling down for the next couple of months, we're sure that your travel plans to breezier destinations are already laid out. But making sure that you have everything set for your trip, including your luggage, can be a bit daunting especially if you have bulky jackets to pack. 

Before you leave for your trip, find out six types of jackets that can help you look sleek and chic without making your travel bag bulky. 

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Bomber jacket



A fashion piece that made a resurgence this season, bomber jackets are not only stylish, they are also made of a material that's easy to fold and roll to fit into the crevices of your luggage. Plus, there's no need to worry about creases because these have some kind of magic that makes clothing wrinkles crisp and cool.

Seamless down jacket



Puffy and made of a breathable material, down jackets may seem bulky, but they are easily foldable to a compact size and are very comfortable to wear. 

Leather jacket



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The leather jacket may have a history of being a badass piece of staple clothing for the military people and bikers, but its evolution in fashion has turned this statement piece into a number that can be mixed and matched with even the preppiest of looks. 


Blouson



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Looking for a versatile piece to wear? A blouson jacket can double up as your protection from the chilly weather, depending on how you choose to style it. 



Varsity jacket


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Similar to the sleek and suave bomber jacket, this one is also a space-saver without compromising the style. If you're going for a sporty vibe and you want an amazing piece to match almost every travel OOTD, this is the one!


Kimono


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Want something to cover your shoulders but will still let your skin feel a hint of the cool breeze? A kimono wrap is the best one to pack. With its light and sheer material (not to mention tons of designs to choose from), the Kimono wrap offers light to medium protection over the cold, letting the wearer look stylish and flowy all in one go.



Knit cardigan



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This screams Spring and Summer, but a knit cardigan can also look perfect for the Fall and Winter chill. A great way to put texture and accent in this season's outfits, this can also be transformed into a shawl or a scarf, depending on your sartorial creativity. 


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