New Year Drink Recipes

Looking for that perfect drink that adds the zing to your New Year’s celebrations?

We have the best options for you. Here are some drink recipes that range from the all-time favourites, to new takes on classic mixes, just try these flavourful, savoury mixes and get the party started.

  • Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail:

The traditional champagne cocktail gets a kick with the use of a sorbet of your choice. To prepare the drink all you need is a teaspoon full of sorbet and Champagne or Prosecco

Preparation: Take the teaspoon of Sorbet in a glass and add to it the Champagne, stir well and your simple yet delicious drink is ready.

  • Lychee Martini:

Adding a fruity twist to the regular gin martini this drink is a Party favourite. You will be needing canned lychees, drained syrup and gin.

Preparation: Take two Martini glasses and add to them one whole lychee each. Pour the half a cup of gin and half a cup of drained syrup into a cocktail shaker along with ice, shake well. Serve immediately into the martini glasses for a refreshing taste.

  • Red Currant Champagne Cocktail:

This bright and elegant is a delight to behold and easy to make, all you need is two tablespoons or red currant puree and Champagne.

Preparation: Make sure that both the pure and champagne are perfectly chilled, now all that you need to do is take the puree in the champagne flute and fill the glass with champagne hence, pouring it slowly. Your drink is ready to be served immediately.

  • Berry Little Cocktail:

This delicious blend of juices and liquor is easy on the eyes and smooth on the taste buds. The ingredients that you will need are sugar, a cup of fresh cranberries, one ounce of grapefruit vodka, two ounces of champagne, one ounce of cranberry juice and one ounce of black currant juice or puree.

Preparation: the first step is to take water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir till the sugar dissolves adding to it the cranberries that should soften in about five minutes. Once the cranberries soften, take the pan off, drain the liquid and placing the cranberries in a baking sheet, place them in a freezer to freeze for at least two hours.

Once the above things are done, you make a blend of Vodka, champagne, cranberry and the black currant juice. Pour the blend into a champagne Flute. Now take a skewer and string at least four to five frozen cranberries together and garnish the drink with it. There you have it your very own Berry little cocktail.

  • Cognac Sparklers:

This smooth mix of cognac and apple cider is perhaps one of the most fuss free combinations that are a treat to taste. All you need is an ounce of cognac and a cup of sparkling apple cider.

Preparation: Take two champagne flutes and pour into them half an ounce of cognac each. Top the drink off with half a cup of sparkling apple cider and garnish the drink with few strands of bitter to add a subtle flavour.

  • Raspberry Choco-Kiss Cocktail:

The mere sound of mint syrup adorning raspberries and laced with liquor starts spelling heaven. To create this delightful cocktail you will need Mint Syrup, crushed chocolate cookies, around 10 raspberries, a quarter vodka, cranberry juice and the ever essential ice.

Preparation: The first step to preparing the drink is to fill a dish with the mint syrup and another with the crushed cookies. Invert a martini glass into the syrup and then the cookie crumble, coating the rim of the glass with the two

In the second step, you place raspberries in the shaker and crush them, adding to them the mint infused syrup crushing it again. Now that this is done, add to the pulp some vodka, cranberry juice and some ice, now the shake the shaker well. Now pour the mix into the coated martini glass and serve chilled immediately

Now that these eclectic mix of delicious drinks have been introduced to you, get to making them and let the celebrations begin.

New Year’s Party Drinks

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.

New Year Cocktails

New Year’s is the perfect time to celebrate and revel like there is no tomorrow. With parties that last all night long as people drink and dance the night away, can never be a bad idea.

So for nights when drinks reign supreme here are some of the best cocktails that are sure to set the party mood going and add to the merriment of the night

  • Honeydew Margarita:

For those who like the fruity zings in cocktails, this is an interesting drink made out of honeydew melons, tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice, the drink sure to delight your senses, with its fresh taste.

  • Caribbean Tomato Juice Cocktail:

For those who like the tomato tang of a Bloody Mary this drink is sure to delight you as well, made out of Worcestshire sauce, lemon juice, white pepper and sugar, the added garnish of the celery ribs really puts together the flavour cohesively making this drink refreshing for any occasion.

  • Mimosa:

A hot celebrity favourite, Mimosa is made out of champagne, Orange Liqueur and triple sec and garnished with orange rinds. The drink is definitely a crowd pleaser and is sure to get your party mood soaring, only remember the potency of the drink, as slow to build in, it has quite an impact.

  • China White:

To be taken as shots this drink is a real tease for the taste buds and brings a cornucopia of flavours to the palate. Made out of Crme de Cacao, Bailey’s Irish Cream with Cinnamon sprinkled on top, the sheer aroma of the flavourful drink is enough to tantalize you.

  • Peppermint and Mocha Vodka:

Made out of Rumplemize, coupled with whipped vodka, black coffee, whipped cream, hot cocoa and chocolate sprinkles and garnish, this chocolaty drink is the perfect recipe for the nip in the air on a New Year’s night.

  • Cosmopolitan:

This classic classy drink is made out of Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry juice and a hint of lime juice. Tasty and elegant, its ideal for any New Year’s get together, as it is both flavourful and packs quiet a good punch.

  • Negroni:

If looking for the perfect aperitif Cocktail blend with alcohol and sweet notes then a Negroni is the drink for you. Made out of Gin, Martini Rosso, Campari and garnished with a slice of Orange the drink is tasteful and can even be mellowed down with soda.

  • Manhattan:

Sharing its name with the island city, a Manhattan has a nice ring to it. Made out of Club Whisky, Martini Rosso, Angostura Bitters and garnished with cherries this classic drink is pure delight in a cup that you are sure to savour.

  • Kir Royale:

Made out of Sparkling white wine or champagne, Crme de cassis or Black Currant liqueur, this drink is right on the impact and flavour. Other variations of the drink include replacing the Cassis with Framboise or raspberry liqueur, or making a Pomegranate royale, with the addition of pomegranates.

  • Red Rascal:

A drink that is truly decadent and sure to set your taste buds tingling, you will love this blend of Red wine which is then laced with the fizz of Raspberries. Intended to satisfy both the wine aficionado and fruit lover in you this drink hits all the right notes on the perfect night.

Now that you have a selection of drinks to choose from, get mixing and create the perfect blend for your taste buds, as you celebrate the night away.

Chinese New Year Drinks

With the year of the Snake to begin soon, party arrangements should be made in advance to make your party a smashing hit.

Since it goes without saying how important is it to have the perfect mix of drinks in a party hence we have for you a list of Chinese New year drinks that shall be the best choice for your Chinese themed New Year’s Party.


  • Mango Margarita:

This drink with its flavourful and unique mango undertones is perhaps one of the simplest yet the most delicious of drinks which uses minimal ingredients like tequila, mango liqueur and lime juice to give you an interesting mix.


  • Red Lotus:

The Red Lotus cocktail blends within it Lychee and Cranberry undertones to give your taste buds a twirl that is sweet and refreshing at the same time. Made out of Lichido liqueur, vodka and cranberry juice, this delicately flavoured drink is sure to become one of your favourites.


  • Mango Spice Cocktail:

If there was ever a more brilliant mix of sweet and spice, this combination of Mango nectar, jalapeno, agave nectar, fresh lime, orange bitters and Absolut Mango Vodka would top it. Try the drink at set your taste buds ablaze.

  • Lotus Blossom:

This truly oriental drink is made with an interesting mix of Lychee nuts, lime juice, Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, is an interesting take of regular cocktails and is refreshing in nature.


  • Beijing Bellini:

With a fun take of the regular Bellini, this drink was created during the Beijing Summer Olympic games. Replacing the Peach Schnapps that are so regular in the traditional Bellini with Lychee Liqueur, add to the mix champagne or Dry Italian Prosecco and there you have it the ode to the sportsman spirit in style.


  • Shandong Mary:

Made with Tsingtao Lager Beer, Tomato juice, vodka, chilli garlic sauce and a hit of lemon, this oriental take on the Bloody Mary is sure to set your senses tingling.


  • Litchini:

This delicious blend of Lichido Liqueur which is basically a blend of Cognac, guava and lychee essence along with peach juice, add to it vodka and lime juice, and what you have is a succulently luscious delight in a martini glass. Top this with a lychee used as a garnish and what you have is the perfect blend of sweetness with a kick.


  • Ginger Beer Fizz:

For the fans of the beer, this cocktail with a different take is perhaps a home favourite. Made with Tsingtao Pure draft Beer, ginger beer and garnished with slices of ginger, not only will this appeal to your eclectic tastes but is also beneficial medicinally.


  • The Slinger:

Developed in the early 1900’s this slightly complex drink is in a league of its own. Made out of fin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, powdered sugar, club soda, Kirsch or cherry brandy and using a lemon slice and maraschino cherry for garnishing in a highball glass, it is a drink that you shall definitely remember.


  • Mai Tai:

Literally translating to “Out of this World” the drink lives up to its name. Prepared from light and dark rum, along with lime juice, orange curacao, orgeat syrup and using maraschino cherry for garnish, the drink is perfection in a glass and has a few variants like the Pineapple Mai Tai which has the addition of Pineapple juice, triple sec and grenadine to it.