I really love the trends that have cropped up for the last two New Year’s Eves. Lots of natural colors like ivory, charcoal and chocolate brown, and a lot of glittery gold and silver. The parties and bars I’ve visited on December 31 have served more than cheap champagne and gross shots. The standout NYE cocktails have spirits like gin or St. Germain mixed with champagne to very tasty results. (My very favorite cocktail anytime is the hummingbird, fwiw, but I skipped picturing it in this roundup because it’s totally a summery beverage.) Crossing my fingers NYE 2013 continues keeping it classy.