Holiday season is back again for us to bid good bye to the current year and start planning for the new year. So you have plans for some get together with friends and wondering which Cocktails may just set the mood. In this article we will cover 10 best New Year Cocktails that will just make your holidays awesome.
With tons of items crossed out this year and many more planned for next year we all have resolutions and commitments to keep in the new year.
But all that for next year, since right now is the time to celebrate with friends and family and step into the new year with dreams, hope and joy.
What more can you ask for, other than to have a few party drinks, a good tasty dinner, spend some time with your best mates and keep yourself cozy and warm.
Though there are many pre-made cocktails available in market, it is always great to make something yourself for your family and loved ones.
With these thoughts we bring to you few easy and popular Classic Cocktails that you can quickly make at home this season and impress them with your mixing skills.
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Mulled Wine aka Spiced Wine is a popular drink during Christmas and New Year. If it is winter holiday time and you didn’t had a glass of Mulled Wine then we would say you definitely missed out on something this year.
Since it is served warm, it is a good companion for cold winter nights. Mulled Wine recipe is quite versatile and people make Mulled Wine in many different ways using many different spices.
Some people often add some other spirits such as Rum or Vodka in addition to other ingredients.
Especially during Christmas and New Year holidays many large businesses and local shops offer mulled wines prepared via their very own secret mulled wine recipe.
Due to its versatile nature, choice of spices usually depends on your personal preference but as a base – Red Wine, Sugar, Citrus fruits and a couple of other spices such as cloves, Anise etc are used to make mulled wine.
To make the perfect Mulled Wine we suggest just use good quality spices and a Red Wine of your choice.
A simple meaning of the word Mai Tai means “good” in Tahitian.
Tahitian is a Polynesian language spoken mainly in the society island of French Polynesia and Mai Tai is believed to have originated from this region.
Many describe this exquisite cocktail simply as “out of the world” so simply saying good for Mai Tai might be an understatement for that matter.
As Bacardi mention in their website – Who created the first Mai Tai cocktail recipe – lots of legal battles have been won and lost over it.
So considering such a rich history for a cocktail, we are sure you may want to give it a try and we definitely back this as a preferred holiday Cocktail.
Give Mai Tai a try this holiday season and let us know in comments what you think about this New Year Cocktail.
Enjoy the holiday season and have lots of fun.
Mimosa is a vibrant cocktail which is very easy to make. This is one of the simplest cocktail recipe to make at home and tasty great.
Mimosa Drink is made of equal parts of Champagne and Orange Juice.
It is very similar to Buck’s Fizz Cocktail but in Buck’s Fizz you add two parts of Champagne and one part of Orange Juice.
The preferred spirit for this Christmas and New Year cocktail is Champagne but many people prefer to use other Sparkling wines as well.
Give this simple and elegant Christmas and New Year cocktail a try and let us know in comments how you enjoyed it during holidays.
Few dashes of bitters, a little sugar and a twist of orange is a perfect way to smooth whiskey and turn it into a nice cocktail – Old Fashioned.
Served with lots of ice, Old Fashioned Cocktail is a perfect blend for a weekend or a quiet evening – a time all for yourself.
Planning to have a quiet New year, not too much hustle, try this excellent Christmas and New Year cocktail and we are sure you will love it.
Whiskey rules this drink and for those who would like it a bit strong can adjust Whiskey and Sugar to their taste.
Bacardi Rum Punch is a great cocktail that brings the exquisite taste of fruits juices and Bacardi rum.
The term punch may be loosely derived from a Hindi word – Panch which means five, basically referring to five or more ingredients used to make a punch drink.
Why not experiment with this blend of fruity flavour. Let us know in the comments section how you feel about this New Year Cocktail.
Mojito is a well known cocktail which is prepared with White Rum, Lime juice, Soda Water and Mint.
Now, guess what would happen if we replace Soda Water with some Champagne?
Well, this experiment will give you a perfect drink for household parties – Champagne Mojito.
Champagne Mojito cocktail is an elegant drink to be prepared and served in parties. It is a very likable cocktail and quite popular drink.
Give this New Year cocktail drink a try and enjoy the exquisite taste of White Rum with freshness of mint.
Negroni is an Italian Cocktail, popularly known to have originated in Florence, Italy.
Made using equal parts of Gin, Vermouth Rosso, and Campari it is a no-brainer to get this Cocktail ready in no time.
Use quality spirits and lots of ice to make this Christmas and New Year Cocktail and have fun. Just see the colour of this Christmas and New Year Cocktail drink, isn’t it cool.
Give it a try and let us know in the comments sections, what you feel about this Cocktail and if you experimented with some more spirits to make Classic Negroni.
Bellini is a cocktail drink made with Prosecco and peach puree, known to have originated in Venice, Italy.
Mostly, as per Italian traditional recipe it is made from Prosecco however some people use Champagne to make this cocktail. Bellini cocktail is a perfect summer drink and often taken before meal. However, this simple elegant drink simply goes great as a party cocktail.
Planning a great get together party with friends this New Year, This Cocktail can be a great addition to the party.
Try out Bellini as New year cocktail and enjoy the holiday season.
Mint julep is a cocktail drink made by mixing bourbon whiskey, sugar, water, crushed ice, and fresh mint.
It originated in Southern United States in 18th century. In preparation it resembles Mojito since Mint is muddled in sugar syrup to add the flavour of oils and juices in the finished cocktail.
Traditionally this Cocktail were served in silver glasses and held from the top or bottom of the glasses to minimize the heat transfer from the hand.
The frost on the outside of the cup gives cocktail the extra appeal.
Mint Julep is served with lots of crushed ice to build the frost on the outside of the vessel.
As Mr. Bond, James Bond would have ordered – “Dry Martini. Wait!
Three measures of Gordon, one of Vodka, 1/2 a measure of Kina Lillet, Shake it over ice and then add a thin slice of lemon peel.”.
That’s it, the recipe of Vesper Martini.
Due to the large content of alcohol in it – both Gin and Vodka, it has a very strong and sharp taste.
Vesper Martini gained its popularity again after Mr. Bond played by Daniel Craig orders it in the movie – Casino Royale.
The cocktail is named by Mr. Bond after the lead female character in the movie, and his love interest – Vesper Lynd, played by Eva Green.
So, why not go Bond this New Year and enjoy the holidays in style which this great party and New Year cocktail.
There are plenty more classic cocktails which we would like to put in our list here but we have to choose a few and so here are few excellent New Year cocktails to try this season.
They are all great to have some fun time during holidays. Give these a try and let us know in the comment section which one you liked the most.
Also, if we missed out on any of your favourite classics, do let us know what makes it your favourite. We would love to know more about it.