You should welcome the New Year with a bang! These 30 easy New Year’s Eve Cocktails are sure to put a sparkly and magical twist to your simple New Year’s toasts.
New Year’s Eve is an eventful night filled with laughter, excitement, parties, and nonstop drinks.
Regardless of whether you’re hosting or attending a party, you know it’s nearly impossible to count down to the new year without a drink in your hand.
If you want to make things more interesting as you await a new and bountiful year, then maybe you ought to add some creative cocktails to the mix.
From champagne shots to simple mimosas, this list has you covered.
There’s no need to worry about coming up with a drink that can flawlessly encapsulate the past year while hyping you up for the coming year.
It’s easy to fall in love with all the drinks on this list, so read on and choose your favorite.
Try The Ball Drop and Midnight Kiss for a truly magical and unique New Year cocktail experience.
You might not find any other occasion to enjoy these cocktails.
However, it’s #22 that’s really keeping it simple while still being able to be the star of the New Year.
Cheers to the New Year!
Bubbly drinks are perfect for New Year’s Eve because they give that light and sparkly feeling that helps you stay excited as you welcome a new year.
This Champagne Punch exudes New Year’s Eve vibes all around.
It’s bubbly, and it’s easy to make for a whole group.
There’s nothing more to look for in a New Year’s Eve cocktail.
New Year’s Eve always has that sophisticated air to it, so why not add a sophisticated flair to your cocktails, too?
This Twinkle Champagne Cocktail isn’t only elegant, but the flawless blend of all the ingredients is also surprisingly energizing.
It also doesn’t hurt that it looks simply graceful and stylish.
Champagne isn’t the only kind of drink that should be present at your New Year’s Eve party.
This fruity but strong Rum Berry Cocktail will surely be a hit with your guests, especially if they enjoy frozen berries.
Feel free to add more rum or more juice, depending on how strong (or light) you want this drink to be.
4. Kir Royale
Berry liqueur and sparkling wine combine impeccably in this sophisticated and polished cocktail that’s bound to elevate your New Year’s Eve experience.
As a classic drink, Kir Royale is always served during dinnertime, which makes it a great drink as you greet the New Year.
Peppermint isn’t only for Christmas, as this cocktail successfully proves.
If you’re one for visually appealing cocktails, then look no further.
This drink has a red and green color, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it for your New Year’s
This is the perfect drink to whip up if you’re feeling extra festive.
This cocktail is on the sweeter side, but that’s what makes this one as festive as it is.
Aside from the need to chill this drink for an hour, this cocktail is extremely easy to make and serve.
Cranberry and lemon make great partners in this cocktail which proves that fruits can be the highlight of the new year.
If you plan to have a more chill and relaxed celebration to greet the new year, then this drink may be the ideal drink for you.
Pro tip: Nothing beats fresh cranberries and lemons.
You only need three main ingredients to add more fun and life to your favorite joyous and significant event.
This one is like mixing dessert and drinks into one happy glass.
If you want to enjoy the night with a treat in hand, whip up this quick and easy cocktail.
Purple is not usually the first color that you come up with when you think of New Year’s Eve, but it will be once you get a taste of this bubbly and delicious cocktail.
With Purple Viniq to help bring out the beautiful color of this drink, you will find that this drink looks not only mesmerizing but also tastes hard to resist.
Every sip will leave you wanting more.
You don’t always need something hard to drink when counting down the minutes to a new year.
Sometimes, it’s best to keep it fragrant and light.
This Lychee Empress Sparkler is a great example of a cocktail that isn’t as strong as your usual New
Year’s Eve drinks, but it still has the same amount of flavor complexity.
In fact, this may just be a standout among the rest.
Jell-o shots are a clean and easy way to serve sparkly cocktails to your guests.
Sometimes, making cocktails for your party can be messy, but this idea makes it easy to transfer drinks and shots from one place to another.
Many will think that this recipe renders sweet cocktails, but it’s not.
Add more sugar if you prefer to have a sweeter taste.
Bourbon and honey aren’t a common pair, but they work so well that you’ll want to down one glass after another of this bubbly cocktail.
This cocktail is beginner-friendly, so if you just want to make something, even if you have no idea how to mix drinks, go for this one.
Sour cocktails are a great cocktail option for any kind of occasion, most especially for the New Year.
The egg white in this recipe helps make the drink foamy and silky, adding more texture and personality to it.
Pro tip: You can double-strain your drink, but it will take away some of the foamy texture.
Enchanting is one word that greatly describes what this elderflower cocktail is all about.
Although you’re welcoming a new year, you can transport yourself to the 1920s with this cocktail.
The elegance and sophistication of this drink are enough to give positive vibes as you count down to midnight.
15. The Ball Drop
If a drink is called “The Ball Drop,” you just know it’s the best one to have as you wait for midnight to strike.
What makes this drink unique is the iceball.
However, this drink will still work without the iceball in the middle.
Your iceball should just be hard enough to have a thin outer layer without freezing all the way through.
Bellinis are classic cocktails.
Bring a cheery and celebratory twist to it by adding cranberry.
What’s better than a bellini for New Year?
A Bellini with a happier twist.
Welcome the New Year with a drink that looks as pretty as it tastes.
The pinkish color of this drink adds a lot of charm to it.
Since welcoming the New Year should be done gracefully, then add this to your must-serve cocktails.
18. Pear French 75
The French 75 is a great cocktail to serve as you wait for the New Year to come.
However, adding this simple and refreshing twist to it makes everything more enjoyable as you cap off a great year.
New Year’s Eve can be chilly, but with the right drink in your hand to accompany you, you can feel refreshed and warm enough to enjoy yourself all throughout the night.
This Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa is the ideal bubbly drink to warm you up as you party all night.
This Pomegranate Martini recipe is an amazing way to keep your guests entertained as they party before and after midnight comes.
This drink is incredibly easy to make, so you don’t have to worry about not making enough for a big crowd.
You can just mix up one fast enough when the first batches are almost finished.
21. Tangerine Spritz
We already know that citrus fruits make for a great spritz cocktail.
This Tangerine Spritz has a strong flavor, but it’s what makes it so delightful as a drink.
Anything sparkling like this margarita is a great addition to your New Year’s Eve cocktails.
The fresher your ingredients are for this drink, the more revitalizing and delightful it will come out.
Pro tip: Add your champagne or wine last if you want to see the beautiful sparkling bubbles.
23. Poinsettia Drink
New Year’s Eve drinks are best when they’re only light and freshening.
This Poinsettia Drink is a unique but festive drink that’s ideal for grand occasions like New Year’s.
This drink is amazing because you can drink it as you count to midnight, as well as brunch on the first day of the year.
This recipe is another unique and fun cocktail that you can create for New Year’s Eve.
Why settle for simple cocktails when you can have dessert shots?
If you’re having a big party for New Year’s Eve, this is a must-try.
Your guests will not stop raving over this, especially if they enjoy sweet and strong drinks.
If you come upon a drink named The Dumpster Fire, you just know you will expect a drink that’s special and unforgettable.
Fortunately, The Dumpster Fire really does not disappoint.
This amazing blend of gin and Cointreau with citrus notes is the best way to send off the year with a bang.
There’s a lot of sparkle during the New Year, so you should incorporate them in your drinks, too.
This recipe is simple, colorful, and all kinds of fun.
Show everyone you know how to throw an astonishing party with these shots.
27. Midnight Kiss
The unique color of this drink is enough to make the people at your party talk endlessly about it.
Welcome the new year with a drink that’s vibrant and refreshing.
Pro tip: Serve the drinks and glasses cold.
This unique drink is the total definition of fun.
Although it is really simple because you only need champagne, the rock candy adds a dash of personality to the drink.
You can also play around by adding more rock candy colors.
Champagne is a staple for New Year’s Eve, but this twist on it is a great idea to serve, regardless of how many people will be at your celebration.
This recipe renders a beautifully pink drink that looks classic.
The taste does not disappoint either.
Three ingredients and you will be able to create this vibrant blue cocktail that will be the star of the night as you and your guests wait for midnight.
Feel free to experiment with the colors by changing up the sugar’s color for the rim.
The bottom line
New Year’s Eve should be welcomed with lots of colors, fun, elegance, and cocktails.
These New Year’s Eve cocktails should be enough to get you and your guests ready and excited for the year to come.
You can go simple, or you can go overboard with these recipes.
There is no wrong or right way to do these cocktails as long as it helps warm you up and excite you to cap off an amazing year.
So, what are you waiting for?
Bring out those glasses and start mixing these drinks.
- Champagne Punch
- Twinkle Champagne Cocktail
- Rum Berry Cocktail
- Kir Royale
- Candy Peppermint Martini
- Strawberry Bellini
- Cranberry Lemon Cocktail
- Ice Cream Champagne Float
- Sparkling Purple Champagne
- Lychee Empress Sparkler
- Champagne Jello Shots
- Honey Bourbon Bubbly Cocktail
- Frothy Aperol Sour
- Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail
- The Ball Drop
- Cranberry Bellini
- Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler
- Pear French 75
- Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa
- Pomegranate Martini
- Tangerine Spritz
- Champagne Margarita
- Poinsettia Drink
- Chocolate Toffee Crunch Shot
- The Dumpster Fire
- Vodka Sparkle Shots
- Midnight Kiss
- Rock Candy Champagne
- Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
- Blue Sparkling Star Cocktail
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- Choose the drink you want to recreate.
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