40+ Cocktails for New Year’s Eve: Festive Drink Recipes

Sparkling wine is always festive to ring in the New Year, but these festive cocktails for New Year’s Eve will make the occasion even more fun!

From sparkling cocktails, to sweet cocktails, martinis, warm drinks, and more! This list of the 40+ BEST New Year’s Eve cocktails will guarantee that you’ll find a perfect drink to ring in the New Year!

PS – Don’t forget the Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas, to bring on good luck in the New Year!

40+ Festive New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Winter aperol spritz garnished with cranberries and rosemary.
This Winter Aperol Spritz with cranberries is perfect for fall or winter. With a hint of cranberries, bubbly prosecco and the delicious flavor of aperol, now spritzes aren't just for the summer. They're perfect for the holidays too!
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Overhead close up of prepared espresso martini topped with three coffee beans.
This Espresso Martini is a delicious pre- or post-dinner pick me up cocktail. An easy cocktail recipe, made with just 4-ingredients and shaken until deliciously frothy. 
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Side view of French 75 cocktail garnished with lemon twist.
This French 75 cocktail recipe is festive, easy to make, and elegant. Plus – Bubbles!!! A sparkling cocktail always helps to make your party sparkle!
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Side view of prepared bourbon smash cocktails next to bottle of maple syrup.
This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail. Whip up a batch of maple-cranberry simple syrup in just 5-minutes. Then combine it with bourbon and cranberry juice, top it with a rosemary sprig and enjoy!
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The North Pole – Think gingerbread martini meets chocolate martini, basically comfort in a cup with a hit of vodka, all things cozy!
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Sparkling Ginger Pear Cocktails are perfect for parties. It only takes 4-ingredients to make these beautiful, sparkling cocktails. And, they're mixed up in a pitcher so it's easy to serve a crowd. 
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This Cranberry Ginger Bellini is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for brunch or holiday parties. | platingsandpairings.com
This Cranberry Ginger Bellini is a festive sparkling cocktail that’s perfect for brunch or holiday parties.
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THREE MUGS OF HOT TODDIES GARNISHED WITH LEMON SLICES AND STAR ANISE NEXT TO HONEY JAR
This delicious Hot Toddy recipe is perfect for chilly weather. Learn several variations on how to make a hot toddy – with tea, apple cider, brandy, bourbon, or rum. 
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This Holiday Punch recipe is easy, fun, and fizzy! Made from fresh juice, bubbly, and fruits, just stir all of the 5 ingredients together in a punch bowl and you’re ready to celebrate the holidays.
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Sweet and Tart! This refreshing and flavorful Pomegranate Martini is a perfect blend of pomegranate juice, cranberry juice and lemon vodka! This is a budget friendly party favorite for the holiday season.
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Chai Espresso Martini: the perfect subtle twist on the classic espresso martini cocktail…a delicious holiday treat to cap the night with!
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Two aviation cocktails garnished with cherries next to alcohol bottles.
The Aviation Cocktail combines crème de violette, maraschino cherry liqueur and a bit of lemon juice for a perfectly sweet and tart cocktail that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
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Mug of mulled wine garnished with star anise and orange slice.
This traditional Slow Cooker Mulled Wine recipe is perfect for chilly nights. Also known as gluhwein, it can be made also be made on the stove or in your instant pot.
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Creamy Coconut White Russian…the perfect holiday twist on the classic White Russian cocktail…it’s a delicious New Year's treat!
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Pomegranate and Persimmon Winter Sangria
Pomegranate and persimmon winter sangria is a refreshing punch that is sure to be a big hit at your holiday party!
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Three white Christmas Margaritas on counter with Christmas decor
This White Margarita is the dreamiest holiday cocktail around! It’s made with cream of coconut and lime juice for the perfect tropical escape on a cold winter day. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary for a stunning cocktail.
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Try this simple 3-ingredient Champagne Cocktail for your New Year's Eve festivities.
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Sweet notes of amaretto swirl this cream-based cocktail with hints of coffee liqueur. Toasted Almond Drink is the perfect way to say cheers.
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Close up of mug of eggnog
Learn how to make eggnog with this easy recipe that’s perfect for the holidays! Serve it as-is for a non-alcoholic eggnog or spike it with your favorite alcohol like brandy, bourbon or rum. 
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Bellini cocktails are perfect for a holiday brunch! For this simple and delicious recipe, you’ll need ripe, juicy peaches and Prosecco. That’s it!
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The Kir Royale is a classic French cocktail that’s simply the perfect fit for the season. 
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Hand holding grapefruit spritz.
These Grapefruit Spritz Cocktails are perfect for brunch or sipping on the patio. Prosecco, grapefruit and aperol combine in this bubbly cocktail.
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This Cranberry Mistletoe Martini with Vodka is one of the easiest and tastiest cocktail recipes you can make for the holiday season.
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These fresh Bloody Marys are the brunch cocktail you need in your life! Skip the store-bought mix that’s full of preservatives and whip up a better one in minutes.
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Overhead shot of fig cocktail next to vanilla bean and figs.
This Vanilla Bean & Fig Cocktail is made with vodka and a vanilla bean & fig simple syrup. Combining it with soda water gives a nice fizz and ties this beautiful drink together. 
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Side view of aviation cocktail in etched glass coupe.
The Aviation Gin Fizz recipe combines Empress 1908 Gin, crème de violette, orgeat and lemon juice. The addition of egg white makes it frothy and delicious.
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Three coconut mojitos in glasses with straws.
This Creamy Coconut Mojito recipe is perfect for the summer. Mint, rum and lime juice combine with cream of coconut, served up on ice with a sugar-lime rim. 
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This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch! // blackberry bellini
This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch!
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Peppermint White Russian Holiday Cocktail. Holiday festiveness is here! Creamy, minty deliciousness in a glass.
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Three glasses of Italian Margarita rimmed with salt and garnished with orange and lime slices.
This Italian Margarita recipe is easy to make with just four ingredients! Orange juice, tequila, amaretto and lime juice combine in this delicious cocktail recipe. 
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This delicious French Martini cocktail is filled with fresh ingredients including pineapple, raspberry puree, and basil. It’s a fun twist on the traditional French Martini recipe that’s perfect for anyone who loves fresh herbs in
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Side view of grapefruit cocktails.
These Vanilla Bean & Grapefruit Sparkling Cocktails are perfect for a festive brunch or holiday party. The simple vanilla bean & grapefruit syrup can be made ahead of time. To serve, just add sparkling wine.
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Overhead shot of cosmopolitan cocktail on serving tray.
The BEST Cosmopolitan Cocktail recipe! Tart, tangy & delicious. Made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime & cointreau.
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The Negroni sbagliato is a sparkling version of the classic Negroni.
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A St. Germain cocktail that’s party perfect for the holidays or any day! St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, lime and cranberry combine for a light, floral drink.
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Side view of two pickle martinis garnished with small pickles.
This Dill Pickle Vodka Martini is a fun twist on the traditional dirty martini. Made with just 3 ingredients – vodka (or gin), pickle juice and dry vermouth. 
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Hibiscus margarita in salt rimmed glass garnished with grapefruit wedge on white serving tray.
This Hibiscus Margarita recipe is a fun twist on a traditional margarita. Made with an easy homemade hibiscus tea concentrate, grapefruit juice and tequila. The ingredients are simple, but the taste is amazing!
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\White Chocolate Cranberry Pink Martinis. These martinis are sooo delicious with Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Whipped Cream Vodka, Cranberry Juice and a splash of Grenadine for added pinkness!
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Spicy Sweet Holiday Storm Cocktail: It’s a touch of sweet and a little bit of spice – the perfect “holiday storm”!
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This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties. Or, try this blackberry mimosa for brunch! // blackberry bellini

40+ BEST Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Sparkling wine is always welcome to ring in the New Year. But these 40+ festive cocktails for New Year's will make the occasion even more fun! This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that's perfect for holiday parties.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blackberries (plus more for garnishing)
  • 750 ml bottle prosecco
  • Fresh thyme (for garnish)

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan stir together water, sugar, and blackberries. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let mixture simmer until sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain blackberries from syrup mixture and let cool completely.
  • Assemble the bellinis by adding the sparkling wine to a champagne flute, filing halfway, top off with the blackberry simple syrup. Garnish with fresh blackberries and thyme sprigs, if desired.
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Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal

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