The New Year’s Gold Cocktail Carlo Splendorini January 02, 2013 0 Comments Related Stories Champagne opens up the taste of food The New Year’s Gold CocktailServes 1. Recipe is by San Francisco bartender Carlo Splendorini.1 sugar cube soaked in good quality balsamic vinegar, such as Acetum Santorini Balsamic Vinegar of Modena1/2 oz. rumChampagneOrange peel, for garnishSoak the sugar cube in the vinegar and place at the bottom of a champagne flute. Add the rum and slowly top with Champagne. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.