Can y’all believe that New Year’s Eve is TOMORROW?!
I certainly can’t.
And in preparation for ringing in the new year, I wanted to offer some New Years drinks—unique cocktails (and non-alcoholic mocktails)—for you and guests to enjoy, should you feel like imbibing something special.
While I think the vast majority of the drink recipes listed below would be fabulous for a crowd, they can also be made for a 1- or 2-person celebration, too.
I’ve also included nonalcoholic mocktails, as well as cocktails, so that we can mix a drink for anyone! (Because kids like fancy drinks, too, and why the heck should we not make them a fancy-feeling one to celebrate New Year’s Eve?)
Why I love these New Years drinks:
You can find a little something for everyone on this list, and it contains some of my favorite New Year’s Eve drinks.
I’ve broken the drink recipes into the following categories:
Other New Years Cocktails that are perfect for a wintertime gathering
Why? To help you decide what kind of New Year’s Eve drinks you want to serve!
Not sure if this list has what you’re looking for? Go peruse my Drink Recipe Index for inspiration!
16 New Year's Eve Drinks
What are you doing for New Year's Eve? Make your beverage selection easy by choosing your cocktail and/or mocktail inspiration from this list of 16 New Year's Eve Drinks.
If you're looking for a comforting and warm sipper to enjoy this New Year's Eve, you'll find 'em here. We've got a mix of alcoholic and nonalcoholic, so adults and kids will both rejoice at this list!
Spiced Apple Cider is the perfect warm drink for a chilly evening! A combination of apple juice, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and a little brown sugar simmer together over low heat until it turns into this seasonal favorite. This cider is also tasty with a splash of rum or bourbon.
If you're looking for something with bubbles, we've got 'em listed here! Including both alcoholic (hello, champagne and prosecco!) and nonalcoholic drinks, we've got a mixture of adult- and kid-friendly drink recipes below.
Fresh cranberries, maple syrup, white grape juice and club soda make this delightful Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail into a New Year's Eve (or any other kind of celebration) drink! This alcohol-free drink is perfect for kids, expectant mamas and anyone who doesn't drink alcohol.
Ring in the new year by serving seasonal Cranberry Bellinis! Made with three simple ingredients—unsweetened cranberry juice, simple syrup and prosecco—this festive mixed drink is the perfect sparkling beverage to sip at a wintertime celebration.
This slightly sweet, yet delightfully tart Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria uses seasonal fruit and is perfect for sharing. When you serve the sangria, top the glasses off with sparkling lemonade for some added bubbles!
The Pomegranate French 75 makes a perfect celebratory cocktail to sip while ringing in the new year! A twist on a classic French 75, this recipe calls for prosecco or champagne, gin, lime juice and Pomegranate Italian Soda.
Serve up a Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail this New Year's Eve! This sparkling mocktail, which features tart unsweetened cranberry juice and spicy ginger beer, is a flavorful mixed drink to serve to individuals or a crowd. Add orange juice or apple juice to mellow the flavors for children.
Winter sangria, chock full of orange and cranberry goodness, is combined with a favorite bottle of bubbly to create this cocktail. Spicy and not too sweet, Winter Sparkling Champagne Sangria is a perfect cold weather mixed drink that's perfect for sharing!
Other Festive Drinks for a Crowd
If the hot drinks and the bubbly drinks above aren't your jam, perhaps one of the following will excite your tastebuds!
The Cranberry Mule is a fun take on the more traditional Moscow Mule. Perfect as a holiday cocktail, this drink calls for cranberry, ginger beer and spiced rum, then is topped with sugared cranberries as garnish.
Slightly tart and sweet with a hint of cinnamon, Citrus Cranberry Sangria is perfect for the holidays because of its flavor and because it can be made in a big batch! Calling for just a few simple ingredients, this white wine sangria is easy to make in advance for any type of gathering.
A seasonal twist on the classic whiskey cocktail, the Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned is a perfect cocktail for a chilly winter night. Toasted pecans soak in whiskey for days before the infused alcohol is poured atop a sugar and bitter mixture to make an Old Fashioned.