A New Year's celebration is never complete without a glass of champagne in hand, but RJ Bentley's Restaurant will be serving up special shots along with the bubbly.
Located further up Baltimore Avenue in College Park, this bar will be open for New Year's Eve and patrons can indulge in a "Starry Night".
John Wells, who's been bartending at this frequented bar for a year, attributes the celebratory status of this drink to the gold flakes in the Goldschläger. It's an odd combination of liquors, but it is a local favorite, he says.
Another drink that's not on this menu (instead embedded in Wells' memory from his brother's cocktail lessons) is the Chocolate Covered Cherry. With some Bailey's and Kahlua, this cocktail is meant to taste like a bed of sweet hot chocolate.
A half cup of Red Bull
1 shot of Jägermeister
1 shot of Goldschläger Cinnamon Schnapps
Pour contents of the Red Bull in a glass, then follow with two shots.
Chocolate Covered Cherry
1 part Grenadine
1 part Kahlua Coffee Liqeur
1 part Bailey's Irish Cream
Pour grenadine into a cup. Using a spoon, pour Kahlua into the drink. Use the spoon to pour the last layer of Bailey's.
Tip: "The spoon will slow down the pours so it's layered, and to give the drink texture," Wells said.