Whether you are going out for New Year’s Eve or staying in, here are some fun New Years Eve drink recipes to kick off the New Year.
One classy option at a New Year’s Eve soiree is chilled champagne with a splash of raspberry liqueur – otherwise known as a Kir Royale. Just add a tablespoon of the liqueur (like Chambord) – to each flute of champagne or sparkling wine before serving. Add some frozen raspberries for style and to keep the champagne or sparking wine chilled.
To celebrate the New Year’s Eve smooches, how about trying an Amaretto Cranberry Kiss. Fill a shaker with a cup of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of vodka, 4 cup of amaretto and the juice of a fresh-squeezed orange. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with clementine slices. If you want to make in bulk for a party, this drink can be made a day ahead.
What if you are staying at home watching the festivities on TV in front of a fireplace? How about curling up with a cup of hot cocoa – with a twist. Make your favorite hot chocolate (from scratch or from a mix) and add a sweet flavored vodka whipped cream to each cup. Make it extra festive by sprinkling cinnamon, nutmeg or shaved chocolate on top.
If you are pregnant (like me), then libations are on the no-no list. Or perhaps you are the designated driver (you rock!), or just want to pass on the liquor, it doesn’t mean you have to stick with soda all night. Try some of these fun mocktails like the Mocktail Mojito. Take 1/4 cup peeled and diced cucumber, 1 teaspoon lime juice, 4 to 5 fresh basil leaves and place in the bottom of a glass. Add ice and 6 ounces of ginger ale. Delish!
Who doesn’t love a Cosmopolitan? So here is non-alcoholic one to order up (in a martini glass, of course) and party with the rest of them: 3 ounces of cranberry juice, 5 ounces of orange flavored sparking water and one lime wedge. (Note: if you or the bartender doesn’t have orange-flavored sparkling water, ask for 2 ounces of orange juice and 3 ounces of sparking water to substitute.) For a New Year’s Day brunch, try this mocktail mimosa: 3 ounces of fresh orange juice and 3 ounces of ginger ale.
I hope you enjoy all or one of these New Years Eve drink recipes! Enjoy and make sure to drink responsibly! (And never Drink and Drive!)
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