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13 New Year’s Drinks To Ring In The New Year

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Table of Contents
  1. Best Drinks for New Year's Eve
  2. 1. Bailey's & Coffee Ice Cubes 
  3. 2. Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz & Thyme 
  4. 3. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats 
  5. 4. Orange Liqueur, Cranberry & Basil Champagne Punch 
  6. 5. Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch 
  7. 6. Tequila Sunrise 
  8. 7. Raspberry-Champagne Fizz 
  9. 8. Champagne Punch List 
  10. 9. Mock-Champagne 
  11. 10. Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail 
  12. 11. Pink Delight 
  13. 12. Cranberry Margaritas 
  14. 13. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots 
  15. Celebrate with more great ideas for a fun and festive New Year's Eve party:
  16. Plus, don't miss these 29 Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes for New Years Eve

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

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. In addition, 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.
Bailey's Over Vodka Coffee

1. Bailey’s & Coffee Ice Cubes 

The creamy, rich, and delish flavor of Baileys is absolutely perfect for new year’s. There’s something about it that screams elegance. This recipe uses delicious frozen coffee cubes to help you stay up until midnight. It’s topped with whipped cream vodka and drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce to complete this delicious holiday drink. It’ll be hard to have just one!

Cranberry Orange Gin Fizz

2. Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz & Thyme 

We 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.

Tangerine Sorbet Champagne

3. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats 

Champagne is the pillar of any celebration, so it’s no surprise that this sparkling beverage will appear for NYE. 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.

Orange Liqueur Cranberry

4. Orange Liqueur, Cranberry & Basil Champagne Punch 

This fizzy adult beverage is perfect to serve at your party. It is best to use 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.

Raspberry Peach Punch Ideas

5. Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch 

When hosting a New Year’s Eve Party, make sure to 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 a few ingredients into a pretty bowl, and get ready for the countdown. This recipe is way too easy... and way too delicious!

A glass of orange juice, with Tequila sunrise

6. Tequila Sunrise 

A Tequila Sunrise combines tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup to create a beautiful cocktail named for the colors of a morning sunrise. This show-stopping drink is usually served in a highball glass over ice. The key to its beauty is that you can’t stir it.

Raspberry Champange Fizz Ideas

7. Raspberry-Champagne Fizz 

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 List 

Give champagne a simple twist for a quintessential New Year’s Eve party drink.

Glasses of mock champagne on the table with fresh raspberrries.

9. Mock-Champagne 

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.

brownie Cheesecake cocktail

10. Brownie Cheesecake Cocktail 

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. Ingredients: 1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur 2 – 4 tablespoons of No Bake Cheese Cake ½ tablespoon Shaved Dark Chocolate Brownie Directions: Prep ahead: make your favorite no-bake cheesecake recipe. Prep ahead: make your favorite brownie recipe. 1. In a glass, add Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. 2. Add no-bake cheesecake. 3. Add brownie and more no-bake cheesecake. 4. Top with a drizzle of chocolate liqueur. 5. Garnish with shaved dark chocolate. 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. That sounds so decadent!

Pink Delight

11. Pink Delight 

These pink delight drinks don’t contain alcohol, so they’re perfect for the whole family to enjoy. This recipe is like strawberries and cream… Seriously delicious. Tweak it to make an adult version by adding some sparkling wine or champagne.

Cranberry Margaritas

12. Cranberry Margaritas 

Margaritas are the staple of a fun party. These margaritas are a beautiful red color and are made super easy. 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 we definitely prefer it on the rocks.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots

13. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake Shots 

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. We 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.

Celebrate with more great ideas for a fun and festive New Year’s Eve party:

Plus, don’t miss these 29 Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes for New Years Eve


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