Skip to main content

7 delicious cocktails for New Year’s Eve to help you say goodbye to 2022

Ring in 2023 with these amazing cocktails at your NYE party

We can’t be the only ones excitedly waiting for the new year, right? Although the drink of choice for New Year’s Eve is usually Champagne, why not mix it up by serving your guests some amazing cocktails? Well, we have some cocktails they’re sure to love. The best part is you don’t have to be a certified mixologist to make any of these.

Before you start thinking about your resolution for the new year, get your holiday party in order. It doesn’t matter if it’s just you and your partner or a whole group of friends; we want you to dazzle that midnight toast. Here are seven delicious cocktails for New Year’s Eve that we can’t wait for you to cheers with.

New Year's cheers
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Golden Champagne cocktail

What you’ll need

  • 3/4 ounce of scotch
  • 3 small splashes of bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Prosecco

How to make it

Splash the bitters onto the sugar cube and drop it into the glass. Pour the scotch in and gently stir for a second. Top up the glass with prosecco.

Prosecco is a New Year’s must-have. It might sound weird to top scotch with prosecco, but stay with us. The combination will smell great and taste even better. Plus, the sugar cube makes a great touch and looks so chic in the glass. Why settle for plain Champagne to ring in the new year?

dirty martini
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Martinis at midnight

What you’ll need

  • 1/2 ounce of coffee liquor
  • 1-1/2 ounces of espresso vodka
  • 1/4 ounce of cinnamon syrup
  • Lemon zest twist for garnish

How to make it

Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into your glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

If you’re like us, staying up until midnight these days is a struggle. So here’s a martini with a caffeinated twist. This cocktail will perk you up and help you see the ball drop. Martinis are the perfect sophisticated drink that will keep the party classy.

Holiday party with wine glass and pine cone
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Holiday margarita

What you’ll need

  • 1/2 ounce of cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of orange liquor
  • 1/2 ounce of cinnamon simple syrup
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • Cinnamon sticks and orange slices for garnish

How to make it

Toss all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your glass, with or without ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, orange slice, or both.

Anything with cinnamon has a holiday spirit to it. And who would turn down a margarita? The combination of cinnamon and orange with tequila makes this drink perfect for you to serve at your New Year’s party. As a bonus, it’s easy to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients around the house from the holidays.

A hand holding a sparkler at night
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The new year sparkles

What you’ll need

  • Raspberries
  • 1-1/2 ounces of pomegranate (or cranberry) juice
  • 1 ounce of berry (of your choice) vodka
  • Champagne

How to make it

Pour the chilled juice and vodka into a Champagne flute. Top up the glass with Champagne. For the finishing touch, a skewer of raspberries can go in at the end. If this sounds like it will be too sweet, opt for sugar-free juice.

This cocktail will bring a touch of elegance to your Champagne. With its eye-catching color, it will look great in your guests’ hands, and the taste is equally bright. Plus, any drink that ends with a snack is a winner in our book.

Cocktails with shaker
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Midnight fun cocktail

What you’ll need

  • 3/4 ounce of orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce of ruby port wine
  • 1-1/2 ounces of brandy
  • 4 ounces of Champagne

How to make it

Pour everything but the Champagne into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into your flute. Top up your glass with Champagne.

The flavors of this cocktail are irresistible. The orange juice mixing with the port and brandy brings a fun and fruity combination that is brightened by the Champagne. Though you need a few extra ingredients for this one, the fact that they all just go so well together means you can’t really go wrong. Take it up a level by adding a fruit garnish.

People toasting champagne on New Year's Eve
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Ring in the new year

What you’ll need

  • 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of gin
  • 3 ounces of Champagne
  • Lemon twist for garnish

How to make it

Put syrup, juice, and gin with ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a Champagne flute. Top up with Champagne. Finish the look with a lemon twist.

Called the French 75, this cocktail is like a mimosa but with a bit of an extra kick. If you prefer cognac over gin, you can use that instead. Either way, it tastes great, but it’s the festive look that will have your guests asking for a second (or third) glass.

Stout beer
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Beer and Champagne cocktail

What you’ll need

  • 4 ounces of chilled stout beer
  • 4 ounces of chilled Champagne

How to make it

Pour the Champagne into the flute first. Then, top the Champagne with the stout. Since there’s no ice involved, the hardest part is to make sure that both are suitably chilled.

If you want the easiest cocktail to make, this is it. Not everyone wants to toast with Champagne on New Year’s. This cocktail will at least give the beer drinkers a bit of what they love while still allowing everyone to cheers with Champagne at midnight. If you aren’t a major fan of stout, you can slide the ounces in favor of the Champagne.

Of course, unless you’re having a full-on party for the whole neighborhood, you’ll have to choose which of these tasty cocktails to serve at your get-together. Wherever your tastes lie, one of these unique alternatives is sure to make your midnight toast a little classier. Your guests will love the extra festive touch, and you’ll enjoy trying something new. So instead of reaching for just the prosecco, go with one of these best cocktails to ring in the new year.

Editors' Recommendations

Dannielle Beardsley
Dannielle has written for various websites, online magazines, and blogs. She loves everything celebrity and her favorite…
Experts say these are the kitchen appliances we’re all going to invest in this year
Smart tech, underground refrigerators, and more
Appliance storage on shelves

In the ever-evolving world of kitchen appliances, staying ahead of the curve is a priority for those who want to maintain a modern and efficient kitchen. With the continuous advancement of technology and an increased focus on decluttered spaces, the kitchen appliance landscape is constantly changing.

Our experts predict that certain kitchen appliances will become must-haves for homeowners looking to upgrade their culinary experience. From space-saving solutions to cutting-edge smart technology, here's a glimpse into the best kitchen appliances we're all going to invest in this year.

Read more
How to hang a painting in your home the right way
Do it this way, so it looks beautiful on your wall
man hanging framed wall art

When you’re deciding to hang artwork, we totally understand if you get hung up a little on the particulars (see what we did there?). Hanging artwork can be full of anxiety — where and how? There are a few things you should consider when figuring out how to hang paintings to ensure it happens the right way every time.

Read more
Does microwaving a sponge kill germs?
Prolong the life of your kitchen sponge by discovering whether microwaving it kills germs and bacteria
Sponge in microwave oven

Sponges are a useful and common tool in every kitchen. They come in different styles, sizes, and shapes to best suit your cleaning needs. The one downside to sponges is that, at some point, they need to be replaced. How long they last is up for debate. One tip you may have heard is that microwaving a sponge will kill the germs on it, making it last longer. If this home tip really does work, it can help you save money on sponges, reduce the spread of germs to your dishes, and improve your overall dish-cleaning experience. But does the microwave kill bacteria on your sponge?

Pros of microwaving a sponge
Your microwave is a powerful piece of equipment. It can heat up food in seconds, defrost frozen meats in minutes, and boil water quicker than any pot. So why couldn’t a tool with such power rid a sponge from some germs? The good news: it can. And actually, there are many great advantages to microwaving your old, used sponge beyond just clearing it of germs.

Read more