12/27/2012 01:02 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2013

5 Martinis For A Classy New Year's Eve

No matter where you're celebrating New Year's Eve, a bottle of Champagne will surely be popped at the stroke of midnight. But what do you drink before (and after) your glass of bubbly?

We say bid farewell to 2012 in grand style by mixing up an elegant Martini. To help you out, we picked five of our favorite classic and original recipes for the famous tipple. (Find even more Martini variations in's cocktail-recipe library.) The best part is that each of these concoctions call for only a few ingredients and are a cinch to make.

So please join us in raising a glass to 2013! Happy New Year!

5 Martinis for a Classy New Year's Eve