When the clock strikes midnight you have to have some kind of drink in your hand! Whether you prefer the traditional champagne or prefer something different, we have a cocktail for you. Stock your home bar and enjoy these New Year’s drinks for the home mixologist. Then you can serve up your family and friends some New Year’s Eve drinks before the ball drops!
Add some bubbly to your margarita to give this classic party drink a festive twist. Use fresh lime juice, silver tequila, orange liquor, and champagne to make your own version of these fiesta-worthy New Year’s drinks. Don’t forget to salt the rim and garnish the glass with a lime wedge!
This gorgeous pink punch looks amazing and tastes just as good. This sparkling punch will make for social media worthy photos of your party. Combine pear nectar with cranberry juice and prosecco to easily make this sweet alcoholic beverage. You can substitute sparkling wine for prosecco if you prefer that. Use thinly sliced pears to garnish each glass perfectly. Serve up New Year’s Eve drinks like this one in a punch bowl and let everyone serve themselves.
It is hard to pass up a cocktail with such a fun name! Treat your guests to this fun drink at your New Year’s Eve gathering. Giggle juice is a mix of Moscato, pink lemonade, lemon-lime soda, and vodka. Up the presentation by rimming your glasses with salt. Finish the drink off with sliced strawberries and sliced lemon before handing the glass to your guest.
These pretty blue mimosas look as luxurious as they taste. This easy to make drink is simply a blend of Blue Curacao, lemonade, and champagne or Prosecco. Use a lemon to wet the rim of the glasses before dipping them in sugar. The white ribbon is an optional (but adorable) finishing touch. New Year’s drinks like these can even match your party theme!
Add a grown-up taste to one of your favorite childhood treats with this fun drink. The combination of citrus flavors with sparkling wine is always a winner, and this version adds a dessert-like element to the cocktail. You will have to plan ahead for this drink since you make the homemade sorbet yourself. The author uses tangerines to make her sorbet, but you can use any citrus fruit that you prefer. Serve this drink immediately with a spoon, or wait a bit to let your guests enjoy a slushee-like alcoholic beverage.
This easy bellini drink can be prepared by the glass or served as a punch in a larger bowl. The author’s trick to quickly creating this punch is to use store-bought sorbet to dissolve in the champagne. (As mentioned earlier, sparkling wine and Prosecco are suitable substitutes.) Simply pour the sparkling beverage over the sorbet of choice (the author uses raspberry in her recipe) and garnish. This is a simple way to serve up New Year’s Eve drinks at your party. Cheers!
Pina Coladas are not just for summer! This tropical drink is a sunny way to ring in the New Year. This twist on a favorite resort drink will make you feel like you are celebrating on an island. This drink uses pineapple and coconut juices combined with Champagne or Prosecco. Use finely shredded coconut to rim the glasses for a gorgeous presentation of your New Year’s drinks. Your guests will love this elegant twist of a classic drink recipe.
So, which of these New Year’s Eve drinks will you serve up at your party? Pick one or two to celebrate in style with your guests. You will then be known as the home mixologist with the most innovative New Year’s drinks! You will also need some delicious dishes to go with all this alcohol. Indulge your guests with a wonderful meal as the year comes to a close. Check out our list with our top recipe picks for preparing a dinner menu for elegant entertaining.