What We're Toasting This Lunar New Year

Modern Luxury Modern Luxury | February 11, 2021 | Food & Drink, Sponsored Post, Food & Drink Feature,


Lunar New Year is a time to reflect on what was and what will be. As we celebrate the Year of the Ox, we asked our Modern Luxury community from coast to coast how they will be celebrating and what they will be toasting to.

To Awesomeness


“Since this year is The Year of the Ox, Ox in Chinese can also mean 'awesomeness', so I'll be toasting to great health and happy harmonious family, and a successful career! With Rémy Martin!

  • Vera C. Wang , Founder of VERAFIED, New York City

To a clean slate


“I am toasting to a clean slate in 2021. To pausing and taking a breath, and to staying true to yourself. To nurturing, building, beautifying, and growing your surroundings...to listening to your heart and appreciating the smallest of details around you; to being thankful and grateful.”

  • Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, Houston

To good health


“Lunar New Year is really about family togetherness. For the first time in years, I won’t be with my family during Lunar New Year, however, we’re all healthy and that’s something to be grateful for this year. After the year we had last year, I’ll be toasting to a new year of good luck, prosperity, and good health. ”

To thriving


“After such an exhausting 2020, for the Year of the Ox, my family and I are toasting to good health and prosperity. And for the restaurant industry, we toast to normality once more, to be able to open regularly again and for us all to THRIVE!”

  • Elizabeth An, Owner, House of An, Los Angeles & Orange County

To power and balance


I will be toasting to good health, prosperity and fortune. However, the significance will be much different this time than years past. 2021 is the year of the Ox, and I love what the Ox represents: “Powerful and balanced, the Ox always manages to get back on its feet, even when going through difficult times”

  • Chef Sharon Nahm, E&O San Francisco

To new beginnings


This Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox, which denotes the hard work, positivity and honesty that will be manifested in all of us for the year to come. With the new year, I hope to bring the traits of the ox into my personal and professional relationships. This is a chance to start a new beginning and seek opportunities to grow and achieve success, together.

To harmony and unity


“May the Lunar New Year bring back our normal lives and fill it with togetherness, harmony, unity, happiness, longevity, prosperity, achievement, and wealth!”

Toast the Lunar New Year with Rémy Martin

Fit for any toast, Rémy Martin has the perfect drink to ring in the Year of the Ox. Elevate your Lunar New Year celebration with this Asian inspired classic: the Yuzu Sidecar. Yuzu replaces triple sec to showcase the smooth and well balanced flavors of Rémy Martin 1738.




  • 1½ oz Rémy Martin 1738
  • 1¼ oz Choya Yuzu Liqueur
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ⅙ oz Simple Syrup


  • Shake all ingredients with cubed ice
  • Double strain into a coupe glass

Ready to toast the new year? Visit here to celebrate Lunar New Year with Rémy Martin.


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