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New Year’s Eve Cocktails

DIY Cocktails For Your House Parties

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New Year’s Eve Cocktails, New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate with friends and family, and what better way to do that than with a delicious cocktail in hand? Here are a few festive and flavorful New Year’s Eve Cocktails ideas to get you started.

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1. Soda Highball

When it comes to cocktails, it just doesn't get easier than this! Soda highball is basically a two-ingredient cocktail made with soda and whisky. You can pep it up with some ice cubes or a slice of lemon or orange.

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 4 ounces soda waterchilled
  1. Add the whiskey into a highball glass with ice.

  2. Top with soda water and stir gently and briefly to combine.

2. Whisky Sour

Another one for whisky lovers, whisky sour is an all-time favourite. The idyllic mix of the spirit with lemon juice, sugar syrup and lemon zest makes for a refreshing drink. You can also whip egg white for an additional frothy element on top.

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white (optional)
  • Garnish: Angostura bitters
  1. Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white, if using, to a shaker, and dry-shake for 30 seconds without ice.

  2. Add ice and shake again for 15–20 seconds, until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, or into a coupe without ice.

  4. Garnish with 3–4 drops of Angostura bitters.

3. Spiced Rum

On New Year's eve day, spirits may be high but temperatures are quite low. This interesting spiced rum is the ideal warming concoction to make your New Year's eve celebrations thoroughly enjoyable. The delicious spice blend makes this cocktail unmissable.

Spiced rum is just that: rum — usually gold or dark varieties — with spices added to it. The most common spices used are cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom and cloves, but some versions also use aniseed, nutmeg or pepper. Many brands also add some caramel for extra sweetness.

4. Moscow Mule

With just four ingredients and a zero-fuss preparation, Moscow mule is ideal for your parties and celebrations. The interesting combination of ginger ale, vodka and lemon juice gives your palate a citrusy blast without overpowering the drink.


These are the ingredients you'll need to make a Moscow mule at home:

· Vodka: Moscow mules are traditionally made with vodka.
· Lime: You'll need the juice for the drink and a wedge for garnish.
· Ice: Moscow mules are cold served over ice.
· Ginger beer: Not to be confused with ginger ale!

5. Espresso Old Fashioned

You may have tried an Espresso Martini, but how about an espresso old-fashioned? For all those who love coffee, this cocktail recipe is a must-try. Sometimes, going the classic, old-fashioned way is all we need!


1 Servings

double shot espresso (about 2 oz.), room temperature
ounce bourbon or rye whiskey (optional)

¼ ounce simple syrup
Dash of Peychaud’s bitters
1" piece lemon peel

  1. Combine espresso, bourbon, if using, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds; strain into a lowball glass filled with ice. Twist lemon peel over cocktail to release oils, then rub over the rim of glass; discard peel.

6. Rainbow Sangria

When in doubt, there's always sangria! If you are looking for an easy cocktail that is an instant crowd-pleaser, rainbow sangria is what you need. This quick and easy recipe combines white wine with seasonal fruits such as grapes, oranges and more to give you a stellar drink that is simply delicious.  Detail Recipe 

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New Year’s Eve Cocktails

7. Irish whiskey old fashioned

This full-time Long Island Iced Tea will guarantee everyone has a good time at your party! Just mix up the spirits, add a dash of vanilla syrup, lemon juice and ice and your quick and easy cocktail is ready to be served at the New Year's Eve gathering.


  • 40ml Irish whiskey
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • 10ml Sauternes
  • ice
  • pared lemon zest, to garnish
  • STEP

    Put everything except the lemon zest in a tumbler and give it a quick stir to combine and dilute. Garnish with the lemon zest to serve.

No matter what your taste, there's a perfect New Year's Eve cocktail out there for you. So raise a glass and cheers to a happy and healthy new year!

Bonus Tip: For an extra special touch, rim your glasses with sugar or salt and garnish with festive fruits, herbs, or edible glitter.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your New Year's Eve celebration!

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