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.
Cheers to our 13 favorites in the round up below!
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Best Drinks for New Year’s Eve
1. Bailey’s over Coffee Ice Cubes
2. Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz with Thyme
From One Sweet Mess
I love taking a classic drink and adding a modern twist to it. Cranberry and orange are the perfect holiday pair, and mix perfectly with the flavors of thyme and gin to create this fancy New Year’s cocktail.
It is shaken in a cocktail shaker to really bring all of its flavors together.
3. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats
From Completely Delicious
Champagne is the pillar of any celebration, so it’s no surprise that this sparkling beverage will appear throughout New Years.
These tangerine sorbet champagne floats are sort of like a mimosa, but way better.
The sorbet keeps the champagne cold, and melts into it to give you a sweet and delicious drink to enjoy while you celebrate.
4. Orange Liqueur, Cranberry, and Basil Champagne Punch
From Cook the Story
This fizzy adult beverage is perfect to serve at your party. It is best to use a dry prosecco, the Italian version of Champagne in it.
This punch looks so pretty too, with the red cranberries and green basil.
If you aren’t a big fan of sweeter drinks, you can easily use sugar-free ginger ale in this recipe to make it a little more on the dry side.
5. Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch
When I am hosting a New Year’s Eve Party, I like to make sure I have a punch for people to enjoy just in case anyone forgot to bring something to drink.
This punch is perfect for it. Just add the ingredients into a pretty bowl, and get ready for the countdown.
This recipe is way too easy... and way too delicious!
6. Chocolate Peppermint Winter Cocktail
From Spaceships and Laser Beams
These cocktails are the perfect winter drink: Creamy, chocolatey, and pepperminty (is that a word?). Use a cocktail shaker and mix Baileys, Kahlua, Smirnoff, peppermint extract, and half & half. So yummy!
I love being able to make this by the glass so I am not worrying about keeping the ingredients chilled and being able to finish a whole pitcher of these.
The glass is rimmed with peppermint bark too which is one of my favorite treats during the holidays.
7. Raspberry-Champagne Fizz
From Viviane Bauquet Farre at The Daily Meal
Champagne is going to be at almost every New Year’s Eve celebration, and this recipe will definitely bring your champagne game to the next level.
For these, you make a homemade raspberry coulis (way easier than it sounds) and add vanilla ice cream, raspberries, Chambord liqueur, and champagne to a glass.
This could easily be made without champagne If you have any kids that want to enjoy it. Top it with your coulis and you’re ready to ring in the new year.
8. Champagne Punch
From Huffington Post
Give champagne a simple twist for a quintessential New Year’s Eve party drink.
From Oh So Delicioso
Not everyone enjoys drinking, so this mock-champagne is perfect for those who still want a fun cocktail without the alcohol.
The only things you need for this recipe are white grape juice, ginger ale, and raspberries.
It looks perfect in a toasting glass, and tastes delicious! For an added touch, try muddling the raspberries in the bottom of your glass before adding the other ingredients. Now you have a raspberry mock-champagne to enjoy.
This recipe is also perfect for the kiddies to enjoy a glass of alongside the adults during the countdown.
10. Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail
From Spaceships and Laser Beams
New Year’s is the last day a lot of people choose to indulge, as so many new year’s resolutions include eating healthier and getting in shape.
These brownie cheesecake cocktails are the perfect last drink you can enjoy before the New Year starts.
This recipe looks so elegant but is easy as pie (or brownie cheesecake) to pull off. You can make a non-alcoholic version too for kids.
The glass is layered with liqueurs, cheesecake, brownies, and dark chocolate. My goodness, that sounds decadent.
11. Pink Delight
These pink delight drinks don’t contain alcohol, so they’re perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Try making these customized toasting glasses (link above) to enjoy in it.
This recipe is like strawberries and cream… Seriously delicious.
Tweak it to make an adult version by adding some sparkling wine or champagne.
12. Cranberry Margaritas
From Gimme Some Oven
Margaritas are the staple of a fun party. These margaritas are a beautiful red color and made super easily.
Cranberry and lime are like kryptonite when mixed together… one of my favorite pairs.
This recipe uses store-bought cranberry juice so these cocktails come together quickly. That means more time with your friends, and family, and dancing!
You can tweak these by blending the ingredients with ice for a slushed margarita, but I definitely prefer mine on the rocks.
13. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots
From Sugar & Cloth
Shots shots shots SHOTS! These virgin shots are perfect for people of all ages to enjoy. Cupcakes, ice cream, caramel, salt. Sweet and Salty.
The shot glasses are rimmed with gold sugar to add a bit of sparkle to your celebration.
I think the added touch of the cut striped straws really pulls these cute little shots together. All you have to do is blend the ingredients together and top with whipped cream.
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