5 Cocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve

1. New Year’s Sparkler

We are more than ready to ring in 2021! Celebrate the new year with this fruit and bubbly cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce berry-flavored vodka (WC recommends: Cold River Blueberry Flavored Vodka, $29.99/750ml)
  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 3 1/2 ounces Champagne (WC recommends: Dibon Cava Brut Reserve NV, $12.99/750ml)
  • Garnish: skewered raspberries

Steps

  • Add the vodka and cranberry juice to a chilled Champagne flute.
  • Top with Champagne and garnish with raspberries on a long skewer.

Recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/new-years-sparkler/
Image: Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

2. Maxwell

Staying very low-key with your significant other this New Year’s Eve? Try this refreshing cocktail recipe made to serve 2 people.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces cucumber vodka (WC recommends: Western Son Cucumber Vodka, $17.99/750ml)
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce cucumber juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 187 mL brut Champagne or other sparkling wine (about 1 split-size bottle) (WC recommends: Villa Olmi Prosecco, $10.99/750ml)

Steps

  • Add all ingredients except Champagne into a large shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Double-strain, dividing between two flutes.
  • Top each flute with Champagne and chill the rest of the bottle in an ice bucket.
  • While drinking, top with more Champagne as desired.

Recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/the-maxwell-cocktail/
Image: Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

3. Blood Orange Champagne Mule

Perfect for many occasions, this recipe’s exciting new take on the traditional mule is delicious.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1/2 a medium blood orange
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 ounce vodka (WC recommends: Ravo Vodka, $13.99/750ml (Special Price))
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • Chilled champagne for topping (WC recommends: Roederer Estate Brut, $21.99/750ml)

Steps

  • In a glass, combine the blood orange juice, lime juice and vodka.
  • Add the ginger beer and top with the champagne.
  • Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh mint.

Recipe: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/blood-orange-champagne-mule/#bo-recipe
Image: HalfBakedHarvest.com

4. Champagne Punch Bellini

An easy way to enjoy a classic champagne punch on New Year’s Eve without the punch bowl! Plus, they’re just so, so good.

Ingredients

  • Champagne or Prosecco (WC recommends: Val Fonda Prosecco, $11.99/750ml, 2 for $20.00 Holiday Special)
  • Raspberry Sorbet or Sherbet
  • Raspberries for garnish

Steps

  • Just pour a glass of champagne or prosecco.
  • Add a tablespoon scoop of raspberry sorbet or sherbet.
  • Garnish with raspberries. Serve.

Recipe: https://www.crazyforcrust.com/champagne-punch-bellini/
Image: Crazy for Crust

5. French 75

Super refreshing and not just for Sunday brunch, this classic  French 75 recipe is sure to be a hit while you ring in the new year!

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin (WC recommends: Citadelle Gin, $21.99)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne (or other sparkling wine) (WC recommends: Mumm Napa Brut Prestige,  $16.99)
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps

  • Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a Champagne flute.
  • Top with the Champagne.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/french-75-2/
Image: Liquor.com / Tim Nusog