New Year’s Eve Drinks and Cocktails

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Ring in the new year with a bang! Whether you’re planning on staying in or heading out to a New Year’s Eve party we’ve got you covered with all the best New Year’s Eve drinks, champagne drinks, and cocktails! From welcome drinks to evening cocktails, there is something for everyone.

So pop the bubbly and get ready to celebrate! Cheers to a new year and all the delicious drinks that come with it.

Not only are these festive drinks perfect for New Year’s, but they’re great for the holiday season! If you’re hosting a holiday celebration, continue reading for more than 25 New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes.

The Best New Year’s Eve Drinks and Festive Cocktails

poinsettia drink

Poinsettia Drink

A Poinsettia drink is a classic cranberry, Christmas Champagne cocktail made with just 3 ingredients. It’s an elegant drink that’s perfect for holiday parties. It has a vibrant color and is garnished with cranberry and rosemary sprigs.

Spritz recipe

French Spritz

An easy recipe for a refreshing and simple French spritz. This cocktail is made with just 3 ingredients and is perfect for spring and summer or even New Year’s Eve!

sparkling cocktail made with prosecco

Sparkling Prosecco

A sparkling ginger Prosecco cocktail made with Lamarca Prosecco and orange liqueur. This easy mixed drink is perfect for the holidays, brunch, or any special occasion! It has four simple ingredients and a refreshing sparkling ginger flavor. 

New Years Eve Drinks in pretty glasses

Spiced Apple Sparkling Punch

Nothing sparkles more than this Spiced Apple Sparkler Holiday Punch with vodka! It’s spiked with apple vodka, sparkling white Champagne, and two varieties of apple cider! Truly one of the best holiday punches!

holiday citrus punch recie

Citrus Holiday Punch

An easy citrus holiday punch made with grapefruit, oranges, Prosecco, gin, and some hard seltzer! It’s perfect for a holiday party and takes 10 minutes to make! Also, check out our Christmas martini recipe too.

best cranberry Moscow mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

This is a classic cocktail that is made with lime juice, cranberry simple syrup, ginger beer, and vodka. It’s served in a festive copper mug that keeps it nice and chilly. It’s a great drink for New Year’s Eve. Serve some sugared cranberries and fresh mint over the top.

Also, try our cranberry jello shots too!


Rich and Creamy Eggnog

Creamy, delicious homemade eggnog recipe spiked with bourbon. A classic Christmas drink that is a must during the holiday season! Serve this in a punch bowl with cinnamon sprinkled over the top for the ultimate New Year’s Eve cocktail.



If you’re hosting an earlier New Year’s Even celebration, a classic mimosa is your drink! Make this with Champagne or Prosecco. You can also use cranberry juice or pomegranate juice to make a pomegranate mimosa.

margarita for New Years

Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita

A festive margarita for the holidays! Our cinnamon pomegranate margarita is a twist on the classic margarita, using cinnamon syrup and pomegranate juice! Add a cinnamon stick and pomegranate seeds to garnish t’s perfect for a holiday party.

mulled wine in glasses

Mulled Wine

A traditional recipe for easy mulled wine, also known as glühwein. It’s a perfect, warm spiced wine for cozy winter days and holiday parties. This drink is made with red wine and warm winter spices. It makes the house smell incredible and it’s a wonderful option for a chilly evening.

cranberry punch for New Years Eve

Easy Cranberry Punch

If you need a quick and delicious recipe, try our easy cranberry vodka punch! This recipe uses only 5 ingredients and it’s perfect for the holidays! We use fresh cranberries to garnish this punch. It also has some bubbles making it a delicious sparkling cranberry punch with holiday flavors and perfect for celebrations.

Jagermeister cocktail

Jagermeister and Grapefruit Drink

A refreshing Jagermeister cocktail recipe with grapefruit juice. This recipe is made with 3 simple ingredients and has a beautiful, citrus flavor with the aromas and botanicals of Jagermeister. Add a pretty garnish like a dehydrated grapefruit slice over the top.

cranberry martini recipe

Cranberry Martini

This bright and tasty Cranberry Martini is perfect for entertaining! It’s an easy cocktail that’s bound to please.

hibiscus gin sour cocktail for New Years Eve

Hibiscus Gin Sour

This hibiscus gin sour is a beautiful, pink cocktail and a classic sour drink. It’s perfect for parties and get-togethers! The hibiscus doesn’t just give this creative gin cocktail a lovely color, but also a delightful, floral fragrance. Garnish with dried hibiscus flowers for a beautiful drink.

peppermint martini

Peppermint Martini

This is a classic peppermint martini recipe made with just four ingredients. If you’re looking for a dry, not too sweet peppermint martini this is the recipe for you! There is no cream or extra sugar in this festive cocktail. It’s for martini lovers who want a holiday twist! 

whiskey sour

Classic Whiskey Sour

The key to making the perfect whiskey sour is the right balance. This is an easy cocktail to make and only has 4 ingredients. Each ingredient stands out beautifully. The bright, citrus flavor of lemon juice and the warm vanilla flavors of bourbon with simple syrup create a very refreshing cocktail.

Pink margarita in a glass with a salted rim.

Sparkling Margarita

If you love tequila, then this drink is for you! A fancy, sparkling margarita recipe made with grapefruit juice and rosé. It’s one of our favorites!

If you’re looking for a mocktail version, try our mocktail margarita, which also has some bubbles!

pomegranate prosecco punch

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

A refreshing and delicious punch recipe that is great for the holidays! We created this recipe for La Marca Prosecco and it’s one of our favorites made with just 4 ingredients too!

cranberry cocktail recipe in a round glass

Cranberry Gin and Tonic

Gin and Tonic is one of our favorite gin cocktails and we love creating different versions depending on the season. This cranberry thyme gin and tonic is perfect for the holidays and so festive! 

red New Years Eve Drink

Red Moon Over Manhattan

This Red Moon Over Manhattan recipe is a red wine cocktail that is delicious and creative! It’s a take on the classic bourbon cocktail. Made with red wine, this drink will be a hit at your next party!

More New Year’s Eve Drinks and Cocktails

Need more ideas? Check out these best cocktail recipes:

French 75

Kir Royale

St Germain Champagne Cocktail

You can always serve red wine too. Check out our guide for serving wine and also the different types of wine.

New Years Eve Champagne Bar

How to Setup a New Year’s Eve Drink Station

If you’re hosting New Year’s Eve, make things easy on yourself by setting up a Champagne drink station. This way, your guests can help themselves to whatever they’d like. Be sure to include a variety of options, including non-alcoholic choices for those who are driving or don’t want alcohol.

This idea can also be used to make a sangria bar for New Years.

How to Make a New Year’s Eve Drink Festive

There are a few things you can do to make your New Year’s Eve drinks extra festive.

  • First, choose a fun glass or cup to serve them in.
  • Second, add some festive garnishes like sparklers or confetti.
  • Third, use edible glitters to make them sparkling.
  • And last, don’t forget the bubbly!

Tips for Making New Year’s Eve Drinks

If you’re looking for ways to make your New Year’s Eve drinks even better, here are a few tips:

Use good quality ingredients.

Get creative with your garnishes.

Make sure your glasses are clean and sparkling.

mixers for Champagne

Best Mixers for New Year’s Eve Drinks

There are a few mixers that are essential for New Year’s Eve drinks:

  • Sparkling wine
  • Champagne
  • Cranberry juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Ginger Ale

Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve

There’s nothing quite like champagne to ring in the new year. But with so many options out there, it can be hard to know which. Here are our favorite choices:

  • Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee
  • Taittinger Brut La Francaise
  • Champagne Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut
  • Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut
  • Collet Brut
  • De Margerie Grand Cru Brut
  • Champagne Marie De Moy Premier Cru
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne.

Frequently Asked Questions

What drinks are good for New Year’s Eve?

There are a few drinks that are synonymous with New Year’s Eve: champagne, of course, as well as wine and cocktails. If you’re looking for something a little different, consider a punch or sparkling wine cocktail. And if you want to go non-alcoholic, there are plenty of options for mocktails as well.

What is a good welcome drink?

For a welcome drink, something light and refreshing is always a good choice. A glass of sparkling wine or a champagne cocktail is perfect for greeting your guests. If you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, consider a mocktail or fruit punch.

What is a good evening drink?

For an evening drink, you can’t go wrong with a classic cocktail like a martini or Manhattan. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, a glass of wine or champagne is always a good choice. And if you want to go non-alcoholic, there are plenty of options for mocktails as well.

So whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered with all the best drinks for New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve Drinks

What are the top 10 New Year’s Eve Drinks?

There are plenty of delicious drinks to choose from on New Year’s Eve, but these ten are our favorites:

  1. Champagne
  2. Wine – Check out our types of wine chart for help picking out the best wine.
  3. Sparkling Wine Cocktail
  4. Martini
  5. Manhattan
  6. Mocktail
  7. Fruit Punch
  8. Champagne Cocktail
  9. New Year’s Eve Punch
  10. Sparkler

What is the traditional drink of New Year’s Eve?

There is no one traditional drink of New Year’s Eve, but champagne is definitely a popular choice! Other popular options include wine, cocktails such as eggnog, and festive punch. Whatever you choose, make sure to toast a happy and healthy new year!

Let us know what you think!

So there you have it! All the best drinks for New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re staying in and watching the ball drop or going out, we hope you have a fun and safe holiday.

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red mimosa

New Years Eve Drinks – Pomegranate Mimosa

All of the New Years Eve drink recipes you need! This pomegranate mimosa is super easy to make and perfect to ring in the new year!
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Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Eden


  • 12 ounces Champagne
  • 12 ounces pomegranate juice


  • Fill a Champagne flute halfway full with sparkling white wine. About 3 ounces. 
  • Top with pomegranate juice, about 3 ounces.
  • Garnish with rosemary.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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