It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the champagne and celebrate the start of a new year. But if you’re looking for something a little different to ring in 2023, check out our roundup of New Year’s Eve’s best cocktail recipes.
Make sure you have plenty of ice on hand – you’re probably going to want to make more than one of these great ideas during your new year’s eve celebration!
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to try out new cocktails and impress your guests!
From sparkling wine drinks to creative takes on classic cocktails, we’ve got something for everyone. So whether you’re celebrating with a few close friends or ringing in the new year with a big party, raise a glass and let’s toast to a happy and healthy 2023!
The Best New Year’s Eve Cocktails
Hosting a party this New Year’s Eve? Give your guests something truly unforgettable and whip up something special behind the bar — they won’t be disappointed!
1) 5-Minute French 77 Cocktail
The 5-Minute French 77 Cocktail is the perfect choice for your New Year’s celebrations. With simple ingredients like gin, elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, and lemon juice, the light and sweet-tasting cocktail can be made ahead of time for holiday parties or for ringing in the new year with a delicious toast.
The best part is that it takes barely any time to make – just five minutes! It’s simple enough that guests can make their own once they arrive without stressing out the host. Enjoy!
2) Sparkling Negroni Punch
This is not your average fruit-filled punch! Sparkling Negroni Punch is made with the bitter and aromatic spirits of the classic Negroni recipe but lightened up with grenadine and sparkling wine or water. All of your party guests will love this delicious recipe! Make sure to grab your largest punch bowl and plenty of ice!
3) Spicy Habanero Mezcal Margarita
Caleb’s signature drink, the Spicy Habanero Mezcal Margarita, is delicious and full of flavor! Get the full recipe here. It contains the perfect balance of sweet, smokey, and spicy notes to keep your taste buds happy. It’s one of my most favorite cocktails! Everyone will enjoy it; whether you prefer a refreshing sip on a hot summer day or something more special for adults-only gatherings. This delicious drink is sure to please any crowd. So make sure to put Caleb’s signature Spicy Habanero Mezcal Margarita on your list for your ball drop party!
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5) Holiday Pomegranate Margarita
A Holiday Pomegranate Margarita is the perfect way to celebrate the season! It’s full of earthy, sweet, and tart pomegranate juice, tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
You can enjoy this cocktail all year, but pomegranates are at their prime during the holiday season!
6) Champagne Jello Shots
Celebrating the new year is so much more enjoyable with a delicious Champagne Jello Shot! For a sophisticated twist on your new years cocktails, these delectable little treats are your answer. All you need is a bottle of champagne and some Ginger Ale for the perfect combination, and then you can mix in whatever flavor of jello you’d like.
They’re definitely sure to impress your family and friends, not to mention add a special touch of elegance to your new years celebration! The whole family can enjoy them because they can be made with or without alcohol.
7) Creamy Espresso Martini
This Creamy Espresso Martini is made with a splash of oat milk to make it a little sweeter and richer than the classic recipe. It’s an extra fancy coffee cocktail enjoyed after dinner or at any holiday celebration.
8) Whiskey Champagne Cocktail
This Whiskey Champagne Cocktail is fruity, bubbly, and stunning. Enjoy the rich flavor of a smooth whisky mixed with strawberry syrup and your favorite bubbly. It’s a tasty drink for celebrating the holiday season!
9) Irish Cream
Nothing better marks the beginning of a new year better than a delicious and traditional Irish Cream cocktail. If you’re looking for better way to make the most out of your New Year’s Eve party, then this recipe is the perfect festive drink to whet the appetite of your guests.
The combination of chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey provides a smooth and delightful blend that can turn any ordinary get-together into an extraordinary experience!
Whether it be served on its own or used as an ingredient in other cocktail recipes, this classic Irish Cream mix is sure to be remembered long after the end of the New Year’s celebrations.
10) Red Apple Martini
These Red Apple Martinis only require two ingredients! With the coconut “snow” rim, they are perfect for New Year’s Eve.
11) Cranberry Gin Cocktail
This Cranberry Gin Cocktail is a festive addition to your holiday cocktail roster! Tangy tart cranberries and fruity gin pair beautifully for brunch! The fresh mint for garnish makes this a tasty and festive cocktail!
12) Spiced Apple and Pear White Sangria
Start your new year’s eve celebration the right way with this Spiced Apple and Pear White Sangria! It’s a refreshing drink with all the amazing flavor of white wine with pear liqueur, ginger beer, and apple cider – plus a couple of cinnamon sticks for an extra festive touch.
Whether you’re gathering around the table with close friends or hosting a virtual party, this drink will surely get the night off to a great start and provide some much-needed holiday cheer.
So cheers to new beginnings – let’s get this new year started right! Happy New Year!
12) New Year’s Eve Milk Shot
This New Year’s Eve Milk Shots Recipe is the holiday cocktail that you didn’t know you needed! Stirring together heavy cream, cake icing, sprinkles and spiced rum will make an amazing flavor sensation.
Your holiday parties will be extra special this year when you sample out this amazing concoction for all your guests. Show off your holiday spirit with these decadent and delicious shots to ring in the new year.
13) Cranberry Aperol Spritz
Ring in the new year with a celebration and toast to amazing flavors with this amazing Cranberry Aperol Spritz! This winter version of the ever-popular summer Aperol Spritz adds just the right touch of cranberry juice to make it perfect for any new year’s eve party.
If you’re looking for something special to serve at the biggest party of the year, then this amazing cocktail is sure to satisfy all your guests!
With its vibrant color and a tantalizing hint of sweetness, this Cranberry Aperol Spritz will add a spark to your celebration!
14) Champagne Margarita
The Champagne Margarita is the perfect champagne cocktail to help celebrate any special occasion. This champagne-lime concoction combines the tartness of lime with a touch of sweetness, making it an excellent alternative to traditional champagne or margaritas.
A simple recipe and only four ingredients make for an easy drink that is sure to add a festive flare to your celebrations. The champagne margarita will delight your taste buds with each sip, ending with a refreshing lime wedge at the end. Cheers!
15) Blood Orange Margarita
Get ready for delicious drinks and a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration with this easy Blood Orange Margarita recipe! Freshly squeezed blood orange juice, cilantro lime juice, tequila, and a little bit of salt make this the perfect refreshment to kick off the ball drop!
Combining the deliciousness of Cointreau, orange juice, lime juice, club soda, and the delightfully tart blood oranges makes for an unbeatable flavor that’s sure to put your guests or yourself in a festive mood. Nothing will bring in the new year quite like this delicious drink!
16) Festive Cranberry Mimosa
Start the year off on a bubbly note with this Festive Cranberry Mimosa! The cranberry juice cocktail topped with rosemary sprigs makes for a sophisticated and beautiful New Years’ Eve toast. Your guests will be raving about this delightful twist on the classic mimosa!
Best of all, it’s easy to make and uses just two simple ingredients – cranberry juice and champagne. It’s perfect for Christmas but also great for any time of year when you want to enjoy something special. Raise your glass and say “cheers”!
17) Pomegranate Margarita
This 4-ingredient pomegranate margarita recipe is the perfect seasonal version of the classic margarita cocktail. Pomegranate juice, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice come together for a delicious quick, and easy fancy cocktail perfect for the holiday season.
18) Sloe Gin Fizz
When special occasions come around, or to make any day special, there’s no better classic cocktail then a Sloe Gin Fizz.
You can prepare this drink with minimal effort, and it will tingle your tastebuds! With a harmony of fresh lemon juice and fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries floating on top, you could be in for the special treat of a Sloe Gin Fizz experience.
This show-stopping beverage is perfect for any special occasion, from New Year’s Eve to special anniversaries.
19) Mulled Wine
Nothing welcomes in the holiday season quite like a festive cup of Mulled Wine. This classic winter beverage starts with a delicious red wine, to which brandy and warm mulling spices such as cloves, star anise, and cinnamon are added – resulting in a perfectly cozy and flavorful combination that is sure to fill you with cheer as you anticipate the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. Enjoying this comforting cocktail is the perfect way to end any cold winter evening!
20) Seabreeze Cocktail
This Seabreeze Cocktail is a classic vodka cocktail recipe that brings together grapefruit and cranberry juice for a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed year-round! Instructions on how to make individual cocktails or a large batch for a New Year’s Eve party.
21) Orange Crush
If you’re searching for the perfect drink, look no further! This Orange Crush Cocktail Recipe fits the bill. With fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange-flavored vodka, triple sec, and sparkling water, this cocktail is sure to be a hit! Your guests will be impressed!
22) Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail
Serve up a Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail this New Year’s Eve! This cranberry juice cocktail features tart unsweetened cranberry juice and spicy ginger beer, and is a flavorful mixed drink to serve to individuals or a crowd.
23) Spiced Orange Gin Spritz
This Gin Spritz recipe is the perfect aromatic gin cocktail. It starts with brewed black tea that’s simmered in warming spices. Once at room temperature, shake the spiced orange black tea with gin, mounds of ice, and freshly squeezed citrus.
New Year’s Eve is the ideal opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and impress your guests with delicious cocktails!
Whether it is a custom spin on classic recipes or an entirely new combination you invent yourself, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to show off your skills at making the perfect drink!
Which one of these New Year’s Eve Cocktail ideas will you be serving at your holiday party?
Which one of these cocktail ideas will you be serving at your holiday party?