Ring in the New Year with 11 Easy Drink Recipes
Whether you plan on hosting a big New Year’s Eve bash with friends or cuddling up at midnight with that special someone, impressive drinks and tasty appetizers are exactly what you need to get the party started and to celebrate the last hurrah of the year with a bang. Of course, most people turn to the trusted libation—Champagne—to kick things off, but there are other winter-inspired mixed drinks and cocktails to make your evening a delicious success as well. This collection runs the gamut from fruity gulps to sparkling sippers. So just before the impending ball drops and the iconic countdown begins, pop the cork and raise a glass to these 11 spirited cocktails and bubbles. Three, two, one...Happy New Year!
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Recipe: Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
The simple trio of pomegranate juice, turbinado sugar, and Champagne is a sweet and refreshing start to any holiday party. Feel free to substitute cranberry juice if pomegranate juice doesn’t tickle your taste buds.
Bloody Mary Punch
Recipe: Bloody Mary Punch
Up for celebrating a little early? This punch is perfect for a New Year's brunch.
Champagne and Cranberries Cocktail
Recipe: Champagne and Cranberries
Cranberries bring an unexpected, flavorful twist to your favorite bottle of bubbly.
Berry Bubbly Punch
Recipe: Berry Bubbly Punch
Super easy and berry tasty, your guests will have no problem clinking glasses filled with this fruity infusion.
The Corduroy Jacket
Recipe: The Corduroy Jacket
Cognac and sparkling apple cider are shaken—not stirred—into this ice-cold, vintage cocktail.
Black Currant Champagne
Recipe: Black Currant Champagne
Everyone knows the best cocktails are sparkling. And this one is even more appropriate for ringing in the New Year, thanks to the flavorful addition of black currant nectar.
Recipe: Mint-Champagne Shrub
Sparkling wine, Champagne vinegar, lemon and lime juice, mint leaves, and elderflower liqueur—the only thing missing is your glass.
Recipe: Ginger Beer
Nix the Champagne and sparkling wines, and pour this ginger-flavored beer instead.
Sparkling Rum Punch
Recipe: Sparkling Rum Punch
No other drink seems more fitting for celebrating than sparkling rum. Add in a few citrus notes, and you've really got a crowd pleaser!
Recipe: Last-Word Fizz
An egg white is used to create a classic Gin Fizz drink, and our version of the foamy, luscious cocktail mostly sticks to tradition, with a few new twists here and there.
Recipe: Cherry Frost
Everyone will be begging for more of this refreshing and fizzy elixir, with a cherry on top.