Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve

There's no better time to raise a glass to 2023 than while bidding it adieu. Whether you’re hosting a party, making an appearance at a gathering, or staying home, there are plenty of New Year’s Eve cocktails and mocktails that let you ring in 2024 on a flavorful note. Consider these recipes:

Espresso Martini

In many ways, the espresso martini is the quintessential New Year’s Eve drink; after all, the caffeine-infusion helps ensure you’ll actually make it to midnight. This drink is made with vodka, Kahlua, espresso, syrup, cocoa powder, and coffee beans. It’s a simple and easy drink that requires roughly ten minutes to create. 

Cranberry-Apple Sangria

Cranberry-apple sangria is a light and flavorful drink perfect for those looking for a refreshing spritzer. Made with apples, cranberry juice, triple sec, and the holiday-centric flavors of orange and cinnamon, it’s a seasonal twist on a fruity favorite. Just make sure to plan ahead; the recipe requires four hours of chill time. 

Classic Eggnog 

Sometimes, tried and true favorites are tried and true for a reason. This classic eggnog recipe relies on the magical combination of eggs, milk, heavy cream, vanilla, nutmeg, brandy, and cinnamon sticks. This rich, creamy treat requires about 15 minutes of prep time; it’s fast and effortless to (literally) whip up.  

Pineapple Mint Mocktail

If you’re in the mood for something non alcoholic, are a non-drinker, designated driver, and/or want to include kids in the celebratory festivities, this pineapple mint mocktail is a tangy, sweet concoction sure to give your New Year’s Eve a kick in the taste buds. It’s made with cane sugar, mint leaves, pineapple, tonic water, lime, honey, and more.

Cucumber Ginger Mocktail

You don’t have to nurse a glass of Dom Perignon or Crown Royal to feel fancy! This cucumber ginger mocktail is a sip of sophistication. It only takes a few minutes to toss together with ingredients that include cucumber, fresh ginger, sugar (or agave nectar), water, and soda water. 

There is perhaps no holiday that revolves around the drink menu as much as New Year’s Eve. With these recipes, you can toast to new beginnings all in one gulp.

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