One of the most popular as well as the biggest party of the year, New Year’s is perhaps most ideal for the best drinks served.
Even though Champagne is normally the chosen drink for the occasion, there are blends of drinks or cocktails that make for an interesting mix as well as provide you the perfect kick that gets you in the celebratory mood. Here is a list of drinks that you should try and celebrate the night away.
- Happy New Year:
With the normative drink for a New Year’s night being champagne, a drink with a name such as Happy Ney Year would mean that Champagne is definitely the key, but mix it with brandy, port and orange juice and what you have here is a fabulous drink that is like heaven in a glass.
- Midnight Martini:
Made with a deep coffee profile, the eclectic mix of the coffee and vodka is enough to keep you awake through the night, which is precisely the idea on a New Year Night. A shot of this mixture which has a Van Gogh Espresso twist in it and you should be ready to go.
- Resolution Martini:
With a perfect balance of dry, sour and sweet, the Revolution Martini is made out of gin, lemon juice and apricot brandy. The drink is absolutely one indulgence that you simply cannot miss out on.
- Elite Midnight Millionaire:
This luxurious sounding drink is as glamorous as it sounds, though the easiest to make. With a shot of Stoli Elit vodka with silky smoothness and topped off with Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne which is then completed with a lone raspberry inside, just the perfect blend of deliciousness.
- Twentieth Century Cocktail:
Though the twenty first century be the times today, indulging in this classic drink from the 1900’s is definitely a take on the old is gold adage. We may be well into the twenty first century but that doesn't mean we can't partake in a Twentieth Century Cocktail. This is one of those classics from the beginning of the 1900's and its mix of gin, Lillet Blanc and crme de cacao is quite intriguing and great for any celebration.
- Midori Melon Ball Drop:
The mix of Citrus Vodka’s fruity flavour and Midori, when laced with hints of elderflower liqueur (St Germain to be precise) produces an eclectic result which can only be equated with the New Year Ball that drops in Times Square in New York on New Year’s Eve. So have you bit of Times Square celebration in your mouth as you sip on to this flavourful drink.
- Good Times:
For the lovers of cocktails, this twist to the classic cocktail is sheer delight. Made with Old Tom Gin and Vermouth, just add a dash of Lemon twist to the shaken and stirred version of Martini and you are bound to “Let the Good Times Roll”.
- Millennium Cocktail:
This signature drink made with gin, orange juice and cherry brandy as its base flavour has a lot of variations. With some preferring brandy and whisky, whichever Millennium cocktail version be your favourite, be sure to make it a staple in your New Year’s Parties.
- Leap Year
Even though every year is not a leap year, however this sublimely superb cocktail should become a staple be it a leap year or not. Made of gin, vermouth, Grand Marnier orange liqueur and lemon juice, this zingy cocktail is an absolute delight to taste buds.
Now that you have with you the perfect list of New Year Party drinks, just shake and stir and let the party fever take over.