BY SABRINA MESSAOUDI
2017 seems to have flown by and all that is left are the countdowns for Christmas and New Years Eve. If you do not already have plans for New Years, keep on reading, because New Years will be bringing its magic right to the heart of Palm Springs.
Spa Resort Casino will be holding a free outdoor Block Party starting at 8 p.m. Music is provided by DJ Dense, drinks are available at the Bar Garden, local restaurants and booths will be welcoming attendees and there is even a Kid Zone. If you really want a sparkly New Years Eve, you can enjoy the midnight fireworks. But before you countdown into 2018, you can see the Plain White T’s live at the Block Party. Tickets vary from $35 to $100 as the concert starts at 10:30 p.m.
- New Year’s Eve
- Happy New Year
- Trading Places
- Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
- New Year’s Evil
- New Year’s day
Champagne is definitely a must, but you can now spice up your bubbly by combining it into a champagne margarita! All you need are the following ingredients:
- 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
- 1 c. silver tequila
- 1/2 c. orange liquer
- 1 bottle champagne (about 3 cups)
- lime wedges, for rim
- salt, for rim
Add the lime juice, tequila, orange liquor and champagne together and stir it well. Run the lime around the rim of each champagne flute and dip it in coarse salt. Pour the drinks in and dress it up by placing the lime wedges on the rim.
If you are planning on getting the most out of your night, this easy-to-make Vodka-Espresso Cocktail may be for you.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 oz. premium vodka (or tequila, if you prefer)
- 1 oz. cold espresso
- ½ oz. Tia Maria
- ½ oz. Kahlúa Especial
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake and strain into a martini glass (or three shot glasses).
The Chaparral wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!