8 Best New Year Drinks (2023)

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As the new year approaches, there’s no better time than to treat yourself and your loved ones with a delicious range of drinks that will make this 2023 even more special. 

Whether you’re looking for an orange lime spritzer, basil margarita or old-fashioned mojito, these 8 best New Year drinks will provide something festive and refreshing to enjoy! 

8 Best Drinks for the New Year

1. Apple Cider Mimosas

This New Year, make your celebration extra special by toasting with a festive Apple Cider Mimosa! 

This bubbly drink is made with sparkling apple cider, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of prosecco. It’s the perfect way to kick off an evening of fun festivities or simply celebrate the new year in style. 

A sweet and festive combination of tart apples and zesty oranges, this delicious drink is sure to be a hit.

2. Grapefruit Paloma

This New Year, elevate your celebrations with a Grapefruit Paloma! This deliciously refreshing drink is the perfect way to kick off 2023.

The easy-to-make recipe yields enough for everyone, so you can relax as your loved ones enjoy their Grapefruit Palomas. Simply mix the tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice in a pitcher, then add some ice and top with soda water. 

Garnish each glass with a lime wheel to give an extra citrus flavour. This sensational cocktail will surely be the talk of any New Year’s gathering and make your celebration one to remember.

3. Sangria

Ring in the New Year with a classic—Sangria. This festive twist on traditional sangria combines comforting flavours like cinnamon, cloves, and apple cider with red wine for a truly unique experience. 

To make our Sangria, you’ll need one bottle of dry red wine, two cups of apple cider, a cinnamon stick, four cloves, and one cup of brandy. Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir until well combined. Let the mixture sit for at least an hour so the flavours can properly meld together. When ready to serve, pour into individual glasses filled with ice, garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy! 

4. Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

This New Year, celebrate in style with our delicious Pomegranate Prosecco Punch! This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for any party and can be tailored to fit the tastes of your guests. 

To make this punch, combine 1 cup of pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup of prosecco and 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice in a large bowl. Stir to combine, then pour into glasses and top with fresh pomegranate seeds or slices of citrus fruit. For an extra special touch, add a few edible glitter stars!

5. Mulled Wine

While Mulled Wine may be a traditional winter drink made of red wine, spices, and fruit, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it all year round! It’s perfect for the holiday season and especially to celebrate New Year’s. 

For a classic twist on mulled wine, try adding cinnamon sticks and orange slices to your red wine. You can also experiment with spices like cloves, nutmeg, and allspice to create unique blends that will tantalise your taste buds! For a more festive New Year’s drink, add cranberries and pomegranate arils to your mulled wine for a touch of sweetness. 

6. Hot Buttered Rum

This New Year’s, start the year with a festive and delicious hot-buttered rum drink! This classic recipe combines the smooth sweetness of butter, dark rich rum, and a hint of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to give you a truly comforting and flavourful experience. 

To make your hot buttered rum, combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Heat until melted and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture among 4 mugs, then add some dark rum. Top with boiling water and stir to combine. 

With its unique combination of flavours, this hot-buttered rum will surely be an instant hit this New Year’s Eve.

7. White Russian

The White Russian is a classic New Year’s Eve cocktail that is sure to get your party started. This creamy, indulgent drink blends vodka and coffee liqueur with cream or milk for an unforgettable taste. It’s a great way to toast the new year.

To make this classic New Year’s Eve drink, pour chilled vodka and coffee liqueur into a tall glass or old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Top off the glass with cream or milk and stir gently until everything is combined. Garnish the White Russian with some freshly ground nutmeg or cinnamon for an added touch of flavour. 

For an extra special take on this New Year’s Eve classic, you can use flavoured vodka or choose a sugar-free version and leave out the cream.  

8. Cranberry Margaritas

This classic cocktail will surely be a hit at your party, providing just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. Cranberries are a great choice for any holiday gathering – they’re packed with flavour and health benefits that make them a great addition to any menu. 

They’re incredibly easy to make and can be made in advance for convenience. To mix up this delicious cranberry margarita, blend fresh or frozen cranberries with lime juice and sugar. Once the mixture is evenly blended, add tequila and triple sec. Pour the mixture into salt-rimmed glasses and garnish with a lime wedge and cranberries. 

Celebrate New Year with a Delicious Drink!

New Year’s Eve is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be drinking when midnight strikes. Try one of these eight delicious drinks if you’re looking for something new and exciting to toast this year. 

From sparkling wine cocktails to creatively garnished shooters, there’s a drink on this list that is sure to please everyone. So raise a glass and get ready to celebrate the start of 2023!

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