The Story Behind The It Girl

New Year’s Eve is perfect for Champagne celebrations, but if you’re looking for something a little stronger — without sacrificing the festive flute glass — the It Girl should be your go-to.

Created by Lynnette Marrero, co-founder of bartending competition Speed Rack, the cocktail is a refreshing yet boozy combination of orange vodka, manzanilla sherry, and elderflower liqueur. Brimming with fruit but carefully balanced by nutty and floral notes, the It Girl is as good for a holiday brunch as it is for ringing in the new year.

This recipe is part of our 2023 Holiday Cocktail Countdown. Click here to see all of the festive recipes as they publish throughout December.


  • 1 ¼ ounces orange vodka
  • ¾ ounce manzanilla sherry
  • ½ ounce St-Germain
  • Garnish: lemon twist, Lychee Caviar


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled flute.
  3. Express lemon twist over the glass and garnish with Lychee Caviar.

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Updated: 2023-12-29

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