A Toast To The New Year: 5 Cocktails To Make On New Year’s Eve

There’s no better way to ring in the new year than a celebratory party or gathering with your friends and family. Festive and unique cocktails can make the night even more special and fun for your guests. Give a toast to the upcoming year with these 5 New Year’s Eve cocktails.

Champagne Cocktail

This cocktail gives a fun twist to the most classic New Year’s Eve drink: champagne. Impress your guests while hosting a fancy dinner party with this classy drink.

This drink is so easy to make – simply pour a glass of champagne and just add a few ingredients to make the drink more unique and special, and even more delightful.


1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar or 1 Sugar Cube

3-5 Dashes Bitters

4 Ounces Champagne

Long Spiral Lemon Zest

How To Make It

  • First, mix together the sugar and bitters in a champagne flute
  • Stir in a small amount of champagne until fully combined
  • Pour in the rest of the champagne and garnish with a lemon zest for presentation

Apple Cider And Rum Punch

This drink is a great mix of familiar seasonal flavors and a touch of sweetness. This punch is perfect to serve at a large party because there is enough to go around for everyone.

Depending on how sweet you want this punch to be, you can add more or less of the simple syrup.


1 Cup Aged Rum

1 Cup Sweet Vermouth

1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Simple Syrup

4 Dashes Bitters

1 12-Ounce Bottle Dry Hard Apple Cider

1/2 Red Apple (Sliced)

Cinnamon Sticks (Optional)

How To Make It

  • In large pitcher, mix together rum, vermouth, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters
  • Throw in some apple slices and stir some more
  • Add some ice until the drink is cold
  • Serve in old-fashioned glasses with additional apple slices and cinnamon sticks (optional)

Holiday Sparkler Wine

This wine cocktail is filled with fruity, sour, and sweet flavors that is sure to be a hit at your New Year’s Eve party.

This beautiful red drink is a festive and cheery way to celebrate a wonderful new year.


2 Ounces Sparkling Rosé

1/2 Ounce Elderflower Liqueur

1 Ounce Cranberry Juice

Orange Bitters

Sugar Cubes

How To Make It

  • Start by soaking 1 sugar cube in orange bitters. Pour it into a champagne flute
  • Mix in the elderflower liqueur and cranberry juice
  • Finally, pour in the rosé to top it all off

Midnight Martini

Staying up until midnight can be exhausting, so it only makes sense to have some coffee in a cocktail. The Midnight Martini is the perfect cocktail to make a little bit later in the night at your New Year’s Eve party.

If you prefer less caffeine, you can use regular vodka instead of espresso vodka and still use the coffee liqueur to just get the flavor of coffee.


1.5 Ounces Espresso Vodka

1/2 Ounce Coffee Liqueur

1/4 Ounce Cinnamon Syrup

Lemon Twist (For Garnish)

How To Make It

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Pour the vodka, liqueur, and syrup into the cocktail shaker
  • Use a bar spoon to stir up the entire mixture
  • Once fully mixed, strain the drink into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a lemon twist before serving

Cranberry Moscow Mule

This fruity take on the moscow mule is a refreshing and festive way to ring in the new year at your celebratory party.

Feel free to use as many or as little cranberries on top of the drink as you want; they simply act as a colorful garnish.


2 Ounces Cranberry Juice

2 Ounces Vodka

Lime Juice (Squeeze 1/4 Of A Lime)

3 Ounces Ginger Beer

Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

Lime Wedge (For Garnish)

How To Make It

  • Fill a copper moscow mule mug with ice
  • Pour in the cranberry juice, vodka, and lime juice
  • Top off the cocktail with ginger beer
  • Garnish it with the cranberries on top and a lime wedge

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1 Response

  1. Gabriella says:

    It’s nice to see these new drinks..

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