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New Year's Eve Cocktails: 4 Signature Recipes

new year's eve cocktails

A memorable party is all about adding a little something extra and getting creative with the food, the ambiance, and the drinks. These New Year's Eve cocktails are simple to make and will add a little festive magic to your evening.

New Year's Eve Cocktails: 4 Signature Recipes

new year's eve cocktails

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Spruce up this all-time favorite with a festive twist to capture a little holiday magic. Delicious, refreshing and gorgeous!

new year's eve cocktails
Recipe/photo credit: Delish 

Ingredients:
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. pomegranate juice
1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 c. ice
ginger beer
Sprig of Rosemary

Directions:
In a cocktail glass stir together vodka, pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds, tbsp. Lime juice, honey, and ice.
Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Cranberry Sauce Margarita

Spruce up this all-time favorite with a festive twist to capture a little holiday magic. Delicious, refreshing and gorgeous!

new year's eve cocktails
Recipe/photo credit: Delish 

 

Ingredients:
brown sugar
1 c. ice
2 oz. tequila
1 lime
1 1/2 tbsp. chunky cranberry sauce
1 tsp. honey
Cranberries, fresh or frozen

Directions:
Rim a margarita glass with brown sugar.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, tequila, the juice of 1 lime, chunky cranberry sauce, and honey.
Shake, then strain mixture into glass.
Garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries.

Orange-Cherry Champagne Cocktails

Citrus is consumed on New Year's Eve in China as a sign of prosperity, and these delicious drinks don't disappoint.

new year's eve cocktails
Recipe/photo credit: Delish 

Ingredients:
3 seedless oranges
Peel of 1/2 orange
½ c. red cherries
½ c. sweet vermouth (such as Carpano Antica)
¼ c. blended Scotch (such as Famous Grouse)
1 bottle champagne or other dry sparkling wine (such as Domaine Saint Vincent Brut)

Directions:
Transfer orange juice to a blender. Add cherries and blend until fruit is pureed. Strain juice into a pitcher. Stir in vermouth and Scotch.
Divide cocktail mixture among 8 glasses and top off each with about 1/3 cup champagne. Garnish with orange peels.

French 75

Initially, mixologists make this fizzy, lemon-infused cocktail with gin, but modern bartenders opt for cognac.

new year's eve cocktails
Recipe/photo credit: Delish 

Ingredients:
ice
1½ oz. VSOP Cognac
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Sparkling wine

Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cognac, simple syrup, and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass, top with sparkling wine and serve.