2019 is almost upon us, and you know what that means!
Come New Years Eve, it’s a going to be a night to celebrate!
And what better way to celebrate the coming of the New Year with a few delicious and refreshing drinks? Provided that you’re of the legal drinking age, of course.
We looked all over to find the perfect drinks for you, and we believe we hit the jackpot with this one.
So, hold up your glass, and get ready to count down from ten (as you prepare to welcome in 2019) here are 20 (yes, 20) New Years drinks you need to try!
Number One: Cranberry Cheer
A most refreshing drinks that’ll surely feel smooth on your palate, the Cranberry Cheer is sure to be a bit with you, or anyone else should you have a New Years Eve Party.
We’d best describe this drink as a mixture of sugar and spice, with a fruity twist.
To make this drink: create simple syrup by taking 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Then, over medium heat, stir until you can’t see anymore sugar grains. Out of the two cups of simple syrup, save about a quarter of it. Then, grab a cheese cloth and place 2 anise seed stars and 3 caradmom pods. Tie it off, and then place in the pan containing the rest of the simple syrup. Add cranberries, and bring it all to a boil. This should take about 3 minutes. Throw the cheese cloth away (after removing it). Then, using a shake, combine the mixture, along wit selzter water, lime juice, the 1.4 simple syrup and ice. Start Shaking. Pour into glasses and decorate with a lime wedge
Number Two: Champagne Shirley Temple
This is most certainly not your average Shirley Temple, and once you sip on this, we guarantee you’ll want to make it over and over again, New Years Eve, or not. Perfect for those who love Shirley Temples, alcoholic or nonalcoholic.
Best of all, it’s so easy to make!
To Make this drink, take a hand-full of crushed ice and place it in a tall glass. Add 1 80z bottle of pink champagne (moscato), a bit of grenadine and top with maraschino cherries.
Number Three: Champagne Margaritas
We’re sure you’ve heard of Corona and Margaritas, but probably never Champagne and Margaritas.
But, when has that ever stopped you, right? And if you love these two drinks separate, chances are you’ll love them combined.
Here is how to make it: gather up the following ingredients: 1.5 cups lime juice (freshly squeezed is preferable, but you can use pre-squeezed lime juice), 1 full cup of silver tequila. It doesn’t matter what tequila you use, just make sure it’s silver. Next up is 1.5 cups of orange liquer, 3 cups of champagne (you can use whatever brand you like). Once you have every ingredient, mix them all together in a large pitcher. After everything is mixed, take a slice of lime and run it over the rims of the glasses you’ll be using. Top the rims with salt, serve and enjoy!
Number Four: Grapefruit Mimosas
Whoever has these at their party, please remember to invite us.
A nice bubbly with a citrus twist, this beverage will give your taste buds a rather citrus-filled kick as soon as you try it. It’ll most certainly go over quite well with those who absolutely love grapefruit. And because grapefruit is considered a winter fruit, it’ll be perfect for your party!
In other words, this is exactly like a regular mimosa, only instead of orange juice, you’ll be using grapefruit. All you need is: pink sanding sugar, which will be used for the rims, 1 bottle of champagne and 1.5 cups of grapefruit juice (1.5 cups for each glass you’ll be serving) . Wet the rims of the glasses to make sure the sugar will stick. Pour the champagne and grapefruit juice into each glass. Your drink is now ready to sip on and enjoy.
Number Five: Creamsicle Fizz
This cocktail combines the sweet, yet tart flavor of oranges, the fizzy treat of champagne, and finishes it all off with a splash of vanilla vodka. It rather tastes like one of those orange popsicles you get on a hot summer day.
Summer it may not be, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this delightful beverage.
Just take some sugar, 1.5 cups of ice, 1 oz of vanilla vodka, and orange juice and mix it together in a shaker. Pour the mixture into some glasses, and add Cava, Prosecco, and champagne. For garnish, use a slice of orange.
Number Six: Pomegranate Moscow Mule
If you like Moscow Mules and pomegranates, chances are you’ll love this one!
It’s just like a regular Moscow mule, only this one, as you have probably already figured out, but the tart yet sweet essence of the pomegranate is added, along with a twig of rosemary to give it that extra kick.
To make this drink, combine 2 oz of vodka, 1 oz pomegranate juice, 1.5 cups of ice, 1 tsp honey, 1 Tbs of pomegranate seeds and 1 Tbs lime juice into a glass and stir. Pour in ginger beer. Add some style to your drink by using a sprig of rosemary to the top.
Number Seven: Cranberry Sauce Margarita
We’re bringing Thanksgiving back with this cocktail, and no, it doesn’t include turkey, mashed potatoes, or stuffing.
It does, however, include cranberry sauce.
We know what you’re thinking, “Wait? Cranberry sauce, as in…cranberry sauce?”
Yes. As in cranberry sauce.
You won’t be disappointed though, when you read the recipe here: Cranberry Sauce Margarita.
To make this drink: use water to wet the rims glasses you’ll be using, and dip each one into some brown sugar. Then, taking 1 cup of ice, 2 oz of tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime, 1 tsp honey and 1/1.5 Tbs of cranberry sauce and mix it all up in a shaker. Pour the mixture into the glasses, and add in a few cranberries.
Number Eight: Orange Cherry Champagne Cocktails
A fruity delight that you and your guests at your party will enjoy, this cocktail is a perfect treat to usher in 2017.
Besides champagne, this cocktail also contains a splash of Scotch and Vermouth, making this a very adult-friendly drink.
We’re sure the kids will love this one too, as long as you make it with no alcohol (basically: orange juice with maybe some sparkling water or soda, and a little bit of fruit for garnish. Hey, they get to enjoy 2019, too! )
You can make this drink (the alcoholic version) by: using 3 seedless oranges, 1.5 cups of cherries, 1.5 cups of sweet vermouth, 1.4 of a cup of Scotch,
Number Nine: Cranberry Spice Cocktail
We’re going to go ahead and guess that the next eleven of these drinks will contain cranberries.
Not that we’re complaining. Cranberries certainly make for an excellent addition to any drink, provided that you use the right ingredients, of course.
And with a little dash of spice, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Look here for the recipe: Cranberry Spice Cocktail
Number Ten: Pomegranate Margaritas
Margaritas are certainly festive. We’d also like to mention that the pomegranate represents fertility (in this case, the birth of a new year) and prosperity (hoping that 2017 will be successful and prosperous for you).
Find out how to bring in the New Year with this drink here: Pomegranate Margaritas
Number Eleven: French 75
No, you don’t have to go all the way to France for this one.
Sorry, that was a bad joke on our part. But, if you invite us to your party, we promise we won’t tell anymore bad jokes.
Actually, we can’t promise that. We won’t promise that.
This drink is said to be a perfect way to celebrate the coming of 2019. It combines the ingredients of lemon juice, sparkling wine and Cognac to create a palate worthy masterpiece.
And you can learn how to create said masterpiece here: French 75
Number Twelve: Old Fashioned.
Anyone over 21 should have at least heard of this drink. It’s one of the classics, and is still ordered by many. There is no twist to this drink, no smoke and mirrors, no tricks. It’s just a straight up Old Fashioned.
Which means, you can’t go wrong with this one.
To make an Old Fashioned, look here: Old Fashioned
Number Thirteen: Elisa’s Champagne Cocktail
You simply can’t have a New Year’s Party, or enjoy the New Year without having a little champagne. And this drink will have you covered. Throw in some Cognac, and you’ll feel the party definitely getting started.
Find the recipe here: Elisa’s Champagne Cocktail
Number Fourteen: Vodka Espresso Cocktail
Sure, vodka and espresso does sound like a rather peculiar combination, but as we like to say here at Haute D’ Vie, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
This cocktail also includes a bit of Kahlúa Especial, giving it a sweetness that’ll balance perfectly with the bitterness of the espresso.
Get the recipe here: Vodka Espresso Cocktail
Number Fifteen: Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats
Forget Root beer Floats, or any other type of float. This float, is the float you want. Sweet and refreshing Tangerine Sorbet topped with sparkling champagne, just describing it makes our mouths water.
Learn how to make your mouth water here: Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats
Number Sixteen: Champagne Punch Bellini
This drink looks so beautiful, we almost want to put it in a museum.
Almost, as we think it would fare much better being consumed.
If you’re familiar with Peach Bellini’s, chances are, you’ll love this one. Only this one doesn’t have peaches, but rather sorbet and raspberries.
Get the recipe here: Champagne Punch Bellini
Number Seventeen: Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
Yes, this is exactly like a Pina Colada, except for winter. And who says you can’t enjoy pineapple and coconut any time you want? If anything, you can close your eyes and imagine yourself on a warm, white sandy beach, the waves of the ocean filling your ears as you sip on this, winter or no winter.
You can find out how to make it here: Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
Number Eighteen: Coconut Vanilla Bellini
A very wintery looking drink with the delicious combination of coconut and vanilla. Pour in some Prosseco, and you’ve got yourself a very chilly delight. But considering you’ll more than likely be in the comfort of your own home, the cold theme of this drink shouldn’t be too much of a problem for you.
Get the recipe here: Coconut Vanilla Bellini
Number Nineteen: Champagne Sundaes with Toasted Pound Cake Croutons
This is literally desert in a glass (it has ice cream and cake!) and is a tasty twist on the classic sundae.
Minus the fudge sauce, whipped cream and nuts.
Well, actually you can add whipped cream to this, if it’s something you fancy.
Find the recipe here: Champagne Sundaes with Toasted Pound Cake Croutons
Number Twenty: Jack Frost Cocktail
The color of this cocktail reminds us of the gorgeous ice blue gown Elsa wore in Disney’s “Frozen.”
This drink will make you feel like Jack Frost certainly is “nipping at your nose” (The Christmas Song-Nat King Cole), in a rather pleasant way.
And, it’s another drink that contains a bit of pineapple and coconut, adding a tropical twist to this chilled beverage.
Get the recipe here: Jack Frost Cocktail
We hope you enjoy these festive cocktail drinks, as each one looks absolutely delicious.
Let us know which ones you liked in the comments.
by Lia Salem