Jan 2, 2013 08:43 The New Year’s Gold Cocktail The New Year’s Gold Cocktail Carlo Splendorini Jan. 02, 2013 Comments The New Year’s Gold Cocktail Serves 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 Modena 1/2 oz. rum Champagne Orange peel, for garnish Soak 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.