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10 Tasty New Year's Eve Cocktails

Take your final party of the year to the next level with this collection of New Year's Eve cocktails from your friends at Drizly.

Take your final party of the year to the next level with this collection of New Year's Eve cocktails from your friends at Drizly.

It's time to toast the end of the year and we here at Drizly want to help you raise a glass in celebration with a few holiday-themed recommendations. Below, we run through some cocktail recipes to inspire your New Year Eve festivities. 

Champagne Punch

It's New Year's Eve so you know we need some champagne cocktails. First up is an easy Christmas Punch made with simple ingredients like prosecco, cranberries, basil, and ginger ale that is sure to be hit with your guests.

Ingredients

  • Sparkling wine
  • Ginger Ale
  • Triple Sec
  • Basil
  • Frozen Cranberries

Tools

  • Ice cube tray
  • Bar spoon

Raspberry Mule

The Moscow Mule is already one of the most popular vodka cocktails around, but our Raspberry Mule holiday twist adds a dash of black raspberry liqueur along with ginger beer and a garnish of festive mint.

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Chambord
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Garnish

Tools

  • Collins glass
  • Ice cube tray

Cranberry Margarita

Another holiday themed twist on everyone's favorite tequila recipe, this Cranberry Margarita features the bitterness of cranberry offset by the tart lime juice and the sweetness of agave syrup. For a lower-alcohol, but equally delicious version, try substituting agave wine for the tequila.

Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice
  • Lime juice
  • Blanco tequila
  • Cointreau
  • Agave syrup
  • Cranberries and lime garnish

Tools

  • Shaker Margarita glass
  • Swizzle stick

Stroke of Midnight

Be ready to toast in the New Year at midnight with a Stroke of Midnight, a simple mix of champagne or sparkling wine with a citrus splash of Cointreau.

Ingredients

  • Cointreau
  • Grenadine
  • Champagne
  • Orange twist

Tools

  • Champagne flute
  • Jigger
  •    Knife

Peppermint White Russian

The Peppermint White Russian is a perfect end to a chilly night. Try it with vanilla vodka and peppermint schnapps for a minty rush of flavor. 

Ingredients

  • Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Half and half or whole milk

Tools

  • Old fashioned
  • Bar spoon

Vanilla Spiced Cocktail

It's going to be a long night, but a Vanilla Spiced cocktail with some spiced rum, Irish cream, and a healthy shot (or two) of espresso will help you keep going until dawn.

Ingredients

  • Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • Espresso

Tools

  • Old Fashioned glass
  • Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer

Winter Fruit Sangria

While we typically think of sangria as a summer specialty, the ingredients in this delicious winter-themed recipe boasts winter citrus fruit flavors like apples, pears, and orange juice.

Ingredients

  • Yellow Tail cabernet sauvignon
  • Brandy
  • Club soda
  • Orange juice
  • Sugar
  • Fresh orange and apple pear slices

Tools

  • Pitcher
  • Bar spoon
  • Measuring cup

Spiced Cider

Is there anything more comforting on a cold winter's eve than a cinnamon spiced cider? We recommend adding a dash of orange zest along with a healthy dollop of bourbon.

Ingredients

  • Apple cider
  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Cranberry juice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Orange zest
  • Apple
  • Fresh cranberries to garnish

Tools

  • Mug
  • Jigger
  • Measuring cup

Pomegranate Whiskey Sour

Pomegranate, a classic holiday fruit, makes this classic whiskey sour recipe pop and is sure to be a hit of the party.

Ingredients

  • Bourbon
  • Lemon juice
  • Pomegranate simple syrup

Tools

  • Shaker
  • Old fashioned glass

Mimosa Champagne Cocktail

We can’t not mention the classic Mimosa. Technically, this may be a New Year's Day cocktail, but if you've made it all the way through the evening, you may be ready for a little prosecco and orange juice at brunch.

Ingredients

  • Champagne or prosecco
  • Orange juice
  • Sliced fresh orange
  • Optional: Grand Marnier

Tools

  • Champagne flute
  • Bar spoon

We hope you enjoyed our recommendations and for even more, make sure to check out our full catalog of holiday recipes and have a happy New Year!