5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails Every Party Needs by Danielle Merry

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5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails Every Party Needs

With winter in full swing and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, there’s no better time to indulge in a warming winter cocktail. Whether you love bubbles or are usually tempted by something a little stronger, these New Year’s cocktails will help you start the year in style.

Ruby Negroni


Fruity and delicious, this dark berry cocktail is the perfect New Year’s Eve partner in crime. A twist on a classic negroni, the Ruby colour and berry flavours bring an understated sophistication to a classic.


You’ll need:


  • 1/2 ounce Tawny Port
  • 1 1/2 ounces Campari
  • 1 1/2 ounces pink gin
  • Prosecco
  • Garnish: Berry liqueur and berries

Method:

  • Pour the spirits into a glass and fill with ice
  • Stir them together and pour into a flute
  • Top with Prosecco and garnish with berries of your choice 

The Black Velvet

Simple, stylish and definitely not stuck up. This delicious cocktail also features on our list of sparkling cocktails to bring festive cheer since it has a little something for everyone. Whether you love a Guinness, or you like to keep it classy with champagne - this New Year’s cocktail gives you the best of both worlds.


You'll need:

Method:

  • Half Fill a champagne flute with Guinness
  • Slowly top with chilled Champagne

Champagne margaritas


There’s no better party drink than Tequila. This New Year’s cocktail combines a classic margarita with a festive orange twist, topped with champagne. This take on a much-loved favourite is perfect for entertaining guests as it’s simple to make and feels a little luxurious. If you’re after something that will taste delicious and keep you boogieing into the early hours, then this champagne margarita is a winner.


You’ll need:


Method:

  • Combine lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur and shake
  • Top with champagne
  • Run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass
  • Dip the rim in salt

Espresso Martini


Simple to make and absolutely delicious - try an espresso martini to keep you awake for the countdown. This scrumptious classic is effortlessly attractive too, especially when topped with a couple of coffee beans for good measure.


You’ll need:


Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together and strain into a martini glass

Bloody Mary



When you need a little something to pick you up after all the partying, this New Year’s cocktail will be your saviour. Surprisingly healthy and amazingly refreshing, a bloody Mary will help you blow away the cobwebs. This cocktail is adaptable for different tastes and is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.


You’ll need:

  • 2 parts Vodka
  • 4 parts organic tomato juice
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 dashes of Tabasco
  • Pinch of black pepper

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail mixer
  • Strain into a long glass
  • Top with ice and garnish

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For more inspiration on festive drinking, take a look at the bottles you shouldn’t be without this festive season, and if you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas gift take a look at our bottle club gift card.