New Year’s Eve cocktails for 2022 might seem far away, but the New Year is closer than you think! Try these tasty cocktail recipes to ring in 2023. Whether you’re celebrating alone or with a crowd, there are festive drinks with seasonal flavors for every New Year celebration.
Bubbly New Years Cocktails
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Champagne and New Year’s Eve belong together. This classic cocktail has been around for decades. Angostura bitters bring some warmth, while sugar cubes add just the right amount of sweetness to your New Year celebration.
This is the perfect party drink to ring in the New Year, with timeless flavors everyone will love.
The French 75 is a favorite dating back to World War I. Gin, sugar, fresh lemon juice, and champagne create a bubbly cocktail that fits any occasion. It’s reminiscent of the classic gin fizz but even better.
Garnished with a lemon twist, a French 75 looks like a sophisticated cocktail to sip through the holiday season.
It’s no secret that margaritas make great party drinks, but adding a bit of bubble can transform it into the New Year’s Eve drink of your dreams!
You’ll need all the same ingredients that go into the traditional cocktail recipe, plus some sparkling wines. Prosecco is a popular choice that adds a lot of bubbles without losing the classic margarita flavor. Make the margaritas ahead of time and add the sparkling wine when guests arrive.
New Year’s Tequila Cocktails
The tequila slammer is a shot, not a full-sized cocktail, but would it really be New Year’s Eve without the ball drop and some shots?
Tequila and ginger ale create a fizzy tequila shot that dances on your taste buds and will go down effortlessly.
Pomegranate is a flavor that people associate with the holiday season, so it makes sense to incorporate it into your New Year’s Eve festive cocktails!
Pomegranate juice adds a gorgeous red tone and bright, fruity flavor to a classic cocktail.
New Year’s Whiskey Drinks
Blizzard Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
This festive drink highlights the flavor of good bourbon. The higher quality of the bourbon, the better! Unsweetened cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lemon juice pair perfectly with the bourbon to make a great cocktail that’s the ideal blend of sweet, tart, and strong.
A hot toddy is an easy drink that will warm you up on a cold New Year’s night. This is served warm and will remind you of a boozy hot tea with honey. A dash of orange bitters is a nice touch too.
A fresh lemon round and cinnamon stick will make your hot toddy look professionally made with a delicious flavor, perfect for New Year’s Eve when the ball drops.
New Years Vodka Drinks
Germain Cranberry Cocktail
St. Germain elderflower liqueur has a distinct taste that is the star of the show in this cranberry beauty. Cranberry juice, vodka, and fresh lime add the right amount of citrus and fruity notes to ring in the New Year with a delicious drink.
Garnish with a few fresh cranberries to make it even more festive!
You can’t talk about New Year’s cocktails without paying homage to the white Russian. This three-ingredient cocktail is sure to get the party started with bold flavors and high alcohol content.
Vodka, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream are used to craft a white Russian right in the glass. No cocktail shaker is needed!
Christmas Berry Cocktail
Despite the name calling this a Christmas cocktail, it makes an excellent choice for New Year’s Eve celebrations too. Vodka, apple cider, cranberry juice, and orange liqueur create a cocktail that tastes as festive as it looks. This recipe also calls for sparkling wine, but you could use club soda for a weaker cocktail.
Garnish with an orange twist, fresh cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary or fresh thyme for a cocktail that’s bright and inviting.
New Year’s Gin Cocktails
Knowing how to make a good Negroni is essential for any cocktail lover. While this fun variation is a bit more work than some others, the end result is well worth it, especially for such a festive night.
Gin, Campari, and sweet red vermouth are complimented by the flavors of fresh spices that are super festive! The recipe doesn’t specify to use of sweet vermouth, but that’s what’s typically used to make a Negroni.
Orange Gin and Tonic
A gin and tonic is a drink that never goes out of style, but this variation is a lot more fun! Adding orange juice to a traditional gin and tonic adds a nice fruity flare without a complicated recipe.
Garnish with fresh orange slices and cranberries to embrace the winter season while you watch the ball drop.
New Years Rum Cocktails
Sex on a Snowbank
The name of this drink is just the start of your New Year fun! It’s a blended cocktail with ice, coconut rum, and coconut cream. In the glass, it looks a lot like snow!
Garnish the rim of the glass with shredded coconut for added decorative flair.
Dark And Stormy
A dark and stormy is another widely known drink that you can confidently order in any bar. It’s an easy addition to your list of New Year’s cocktails too!
Dark rum, lime juice, and ginger beer craft a cocktail that’s dark with bold flavors.
Big Batch Cocktails For New Year’s Eve
Strawberry Champagne Punch
If there’s one thing guests and hosts both love, it’s a good champagne punch! Guests can serve themselves, and hosts can simply make the punch, set it out, and forget about it!
This recipe is easy to prepare and features ingredients that are easy to find.
Champagne and ginger ale add the right amount of bubbles while orange juice, fruit punch concentrate, and fresh fruit make it taste so good everyone will be going back for seconds.
You might think of brunch when you picture a sangria, but this winter recipe proves sangria is for every occasion! Red wine, brandy, and Grand Marnier bring the alcohol, while agave nectar, fresh fruit, cinnamon sticks, and ginger beer or ale transform your pitcher into a stunning sangria.
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