Whether you're planning on going out for a big party on New Year's Eve, or staying home for a quiet celebration of your own, it's always good to have a cocktail recipe or two in hand.
There's warm winter drinks like the festive pomegranate whisky cocktail, inspired by my time in Paris, or rather my time spent surviving the winter in Paris. There's some alcohol optional drinks if you want to wake up refreshed in the morning like the cranberry lime sparkler. Or if you want to go off topic, grab a spicy cucumber mint margarita.
I even have some ideas on fun flavored ice cubes to throw in the mix. And if you want to avoid added sugar, try my honey ginger syrup. Most importantly, have a safe and happy New Year!
New Year's Cocktails
This sparkling cranberry aperol spritz is festive enough for your next holiday celebration, but easy enough to prepare for a quiet night of cocktails at home.
Move over orange juice, there's a new Mimosa in town mixed with Prosecco, grapefruit and lime. Sip it for brunch or to kick off a great summer party.
This cranberry lime sparkler is an easy drink to pull together for a holiday brunch or party, with or without alcohol.
Adding pomegranate and some citrus notes to whisky makes for a festive cocktail for your next holiday celebration or cool-weathered weekend.
The French gin gimlet plays off the classic version with the addition of St. Germaine, or the elderflower cordial of your choosing, and fresh mint, adding a certain je ne sais quoi!
Freeze your favorite fruit with some mint and water or lime juice and you have the perfect companion to sparkling water, iced tea or even vodka and soda.
Freshen up your summer drink with this fresh fruit mango cocktail with orange, lime and mint. No refined sugar is added. The sweetness is all from fresh fruit.
The story of the origin of the Moscow Mule is almost as much fun as drinking this new twist on the standard vodka, lime, ginger beer concoction. Jalapeno and Mint give it a modern and vibrant punch, perfect for summer drinking.
I set out to make a lychee martini using all natural products and nothing from a can. Luckily with freshly ripe lychees, it's all easily attainable.
If you're looking for a new way to entertain and delight people at your next party, consider making your own ice cubes with a kick. Hatch chiles infuse a peppery taste into your cubes, brightening lemonade or your favorite adult beverage.