The Best Drinks for New Year Eve Party
New Year’s Eve is around the corner, and as excitement starts filling the cold air, let’s start making party plans! The first thing to sort out before the guest list, the location, or even the food, is the drinks! New Year’s Eve is a festival to keep the past year behind and enter new one with excitement and happiness. Regardless of whether you are looking breeze through a casual evening with something flavorful and bubbly, or something strong and caffeinated to keep you singing and dancing through the night; we have something for everyone!
1.New Year’s Sparkler
Instead of having a typical bubbly drink right out of the bottle, mix it up and make this sparkling red cocktail! It gets its beautiful red color from pomegranate juice, and is powered by berry-flavored vodka’s fruity punchy flavor. The fizz is added to it by champagne, and some skewered raspberries to bring it all together.
2.Champagne Holiday Punch
This is a large format drink, which means you can make it in bulk and your guests can help themselves for it. The champagne’s nutty and earthy flavors are complimented by some Cointreau, lemon juice, and simple syrup. To finish the mixture, add some club soda and garnish with star anise, pineapple, and nutmeg.
3.Boozy Hot Chocolate
Having a form of hot chocolate in winters isn’t the craziest ideas. But if you want to make it more party friendly, you could add some liquor to it. To make this recipe, combine some chopped semi-sweet chocolate and some milk to prepare a simple homemade hot chocolate. Then add a spirit of your choice, preferably bourbon. To make it a true hot chocolate, add some marshmallows on top and enjoy hot!
Not all people have New Year plans with their entire crew. Some people like to enter the new cycle with their significant other and setup an intimate night of celebration for two people. If your New Year’s plan look somewhat similar, this drink is ideal for you. It is a sparkling cocktail with very refreshing flavors. Combine some cucumber juice and cucumber flavored vodka and mix it with some Cointreau for sweetness and some lemon juice for some brightness. On top, add some sparkling wine for that nice bubbly texture.
5.Ring the Alarm
If you like warm and spicy flavors, especially for your drinks, this soothing concoction is perfect for you. It is a great alarm to ring in the New Year and start your new revolution the right way! To make this cocktail, shake some mezcal, red-chili-infused Aperol, and lime and pineapple juices to balance out the flavors. This makes a smoky, spicy, and sweet mix.
6.Lights Out Punch
Sometimes to pace yourself for the entire night, you need to have something light, punchy and flavorful. Such a mix is offered with a warm cinnamon flavored orange-infused tea with vermouth. Mix this concoction with reposado tequila, apple cider, lemon juice and bitters. To bubble it up, add some club soda on top and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
This drink is royal tasting, that it just might be the perfect cocktail for festivities and celebrations such as New Year’s Eve. This one combines gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne. To make this, just mix everything up and shake it, except for the champagne. Once the concoction is ready, add the champagne on top and mix it. Add a lemon twist to garnish and complete the cocktail.
This is one is for all the people who have a sleep cycle of going to bed early, but really want to party on this one day the entire world does. To help you keep your eyes open, but still a little tipsy, make this perfect beverage. The hot brewed coffee keeps you awake, the sugar gives you the energy, and the Irish whiskey makes it feel like a party! To make it visually appealing as well, add some whipped cream on top.