Head into the new year with a glass of something special! Cold and fizzy, hot or caffeinated: these 23 New Year’s Eve Cocktails have something for everyone. Or choose one to be the “signature drink” for your New Year’s Eve swaray.
A fun and festive beverage is essential to any New Year’s gathering, no matter what is on the agenda or who is on the guest list.
You might be pulling a California “East Coast Countdown” where you trick the kids into thinking it’s midnight when it’s only 9:00 pm, leaving plenty of time for the adults to relax after the hooplah. Or you might be hosting an appetizer-forward cocktail party with just your grown-up friends and some board games.
Whatever you’re up to, here are some fantastic cocktail ideas for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration.
While Gimlets and Martinis remind me of black tuxedos and glittering diamonds, a Long Island Iced Tea says “anything goes.” No matter what you’re planning for New Year’s Eve, a gin cocktail might be the perfect choice.
While the original Gimlet was made with Rose's Lime Cordial, you can update this gin cocktail with fresh lime juice and a touch of simple syrup. It's crisp, refreshing, and only 3 ingredients.
Always a fan favorite, these tequila cocktails are simple, delicious, and inspired by festivities south of the border.
Based on the "black cowboy" of Mexican folklore, the Charro Negro cocktail is made with tequila, cola, and lime juice and is ubiquitous at Mexican celebrations such as baptisms, weddings, and birthday parties.
Discover the secret ingredients to the Best Moscow Mule you’ve ever tasted! Developed by a bartender friend in Minnesota, this mule is miles ahead the rest of the pack and perfect for your next happy hour.
A favorite in hot or cold cocktails, whiskey is a favorite at the holidays. Choose a special cocktail to feature it or just set the bottle next to a pot of coffee.
Whether you’ve got a cold, cough, or just a case of the winter blues, a Hot Toddy will wrap around you like a warm blanket and soothe your weary bones. Here’s the classic recipe for a delicious hot cocktail you can make all season long.
While sangria may feel a bit summery, it’s light and sweet flavors are a welcome addition on New Year’s Eve. Or, indulge in a hot pot of heady mulled wine (just set it out in a slow cooker with a ladle and some mugs so guests can help themselves).
Get the party started with this classic White Sangria. A pitcher of white wine sangria is the ultimate refreshing party drink recipe on a warm spring or summer day.
Moscato Sangria is an easy cocktail recipe that's sure to get the party started. A bottle of white wine, fruit, and ginger ale team up in this refreshing wine-based pitcher cocktail (that is quickly becoming my signature drink!).
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