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13 Drinks to Ring in The New Year for Adults

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Looking for some special zing to add to your New Year’s Eve? These Drinks to Ring in the New Year (for adults) might be what you want. Most of the recipes include alcohol, but a few are non-alcoholic. Champagne has a reputation for showing up at the best celebrations and these drink recipes include some bubbly: Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats, Orange Liqueur, Cranberry and Basil Champagne Punch, Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch, Raspberry-Champagne Fizz, and Champagne Punch. The Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz with Thyme, Cotton Candy Cocktail, Pink Delight, Mock-Champagne, and Cranberry Margaritas are festive cocktails. The Cake Batter Martini, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini, and Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots can double as dessert. Cheers!

Drinks to ring in the New Year

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Cranberry Orange Gin Fizz

1. Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz with Thyme :: The Messy Baker
Ring in the New Year with a little fizz by pairing tart cranberry and sweet orange, some gin and a sprig of fresh thyme. Cheers!

2-tangerine sorbet hampagne floats drink idea for parties


2. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats :: Completely Delicious
Move over root beer floats, this tangerine sorbet champagne float is taking over! This grownup float is made with homemade tangerine sorbet and chilled sparkling wine.

Cake Batter Martini


3. Cake Batter Martini :: The Novice Chef, Adapted from How Sweet Eats
This cake batter martini allows you to have your cake and drink it too! Plus, a sprinkle rimmed glass definitely screams party time!

Orange Cranberry Basil Champagne Punch


4. Orange Liqueur, Cranberry, and Basil Champagne Punch :: Cook the Story
Three ingredients (+ optional garnish) make this orange liqueur, cranberry and basil champagne punch super quick and easy to make.

Raspberry Peach Punch


5. Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch :: Table for Two, Recipe from Heather Christo’s “Generous Table” 
Frozen raspberries, peach nectar and prosecco make for one delicious punch! Serve over ice for a great chilled drink!

Chocolate Winter Cocktail




6. Chocolate Peppermint Winter Cocktail :: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Toast the winter with a delicious cocktail mix of Baileys, Kahlua and Vodka plus a creamy base.

Raspberry Champagne


7. Raspberry-Champagne Fizz :: Viviane Bauquet Farre at The Daily Meal 
Grab a martini glass. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with raspberry coulis and spike the two with Chambord liqueur and a splash of champagne. The result? An incredible dessert drink that will leave guests wanting more.

Champagne Punch


8. Champagne Punch :: Huffington Post 
Give champagne a simple twist for a quintessential New Year’s Eve party drink.

9. Mock-Champagne :: Colin Cowie Weddings, Recipe by Oh So Delicioso 
A beautiful non-alcoholic drink, this mock-champagne only requires chilled ginger ale, white grape juice from concentrate and raspberries!

Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail


10. Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail :: Spaceships and Laser Beams 
Whether you enjoy a quiet evening at home or have a crowd over, this Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail is certain to be a pleaser on any party dessert table.

Pink Delight Drink


11. Pink Delight :: The Real Thing with the Coake Family 
Perfectly pink and perfectly delicious, this pink delight mocktail will delight both old and young. What’s not to love about sliced strawberries and pink lemonade topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

Cranberry Margaritas


12. Cranberry Margaritas :: Gimme Some Oven 
These cranberry margaritas are as beautiful as they are yummy and refreshing. Plus, they are made in just a couple of minutes with store bought cranberry juice!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Drink Ideas


13. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots :: Sugar & Cloth 
Are these non-alcoholic salted caramel ice cream cake shots a dessert or a drink? With ingredients like cupcakes, ice cream and caramel, we think they are a little of both!

Ring in the new year with these great party sources gathered by the team at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.