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These cocktail recipes are sure to be a hit when the ball drops tonight on New Year's Eve

Rob Bell from Tito's Handmade Vodka shared two recipes for vodka-based drinks you can serve to your guests this New Year's Eve.

CLEVELAND — On Thursday's Lunch Break with Jay Crawford, 3News' Romney Smith got a lesson in creating craft cocktails that are sure to please the whole crowd at your New Year's Eve party.

Rob Bell from Tito's Handmade Vodka shared two recipes for vodka-based drinks that are simple to make in big enough batches to quench the thirsts of everyone who comes calling.

The two drinks, called "Ball Drop Spritzer" and "Blizten Mule," are unique twists on classics, served in a wine glass over ice and a copper mug, respectively.

Watch the segment here to see Rob and Romney in action, and read below for the recipes to craft your own cocktails before the ball drops tonight.

Ball Drop Spritzer

  • 1 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz soda
  • 2 oz Prosecco
  • 3/4 elderflower liqueur

Serve in a wine glass over ice with a lemon wheel garnish.

Blitzen Mule

  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Ceylon Cinnamon simple syrup
  • Fever tree (or your favorite brand) ginger beer
  • Cranberry juice
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime

Serve in copper mug garnished with three fresh cranberries.

If you are partaking in adult beverages this New Year's Eve, please drink responsibly. Don't drink and drive.

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