We've rounded up recipes for 20 alcoholic drinks for New Year you can mix at home to help you say cheers to the coming year!
Toast To 2019 With These Cocktail Drinks for New Year
1. Lychee Martinis
Add warmth to your drinks for New Year by adding a tropical flavor. The intoxicating aroma of lychee gives this martini recipe from Martha Stewart a warm contrast to the chill of the season.
2. Blue Sparkling Star Cocktail
These jewel-toned sparkly drinks sure are perfect for the New Year's Eve festivities. To create the sparkling star cocktail glass rim, simply dip the rim of your champagne glasses in blue cocktail sugar.
3. Nutty Mocha
This nutty mocha liquor mix recipe needs a bit of cooking and blending, but you'll certainly be proud of your homemade concoction. With this drink, you'll enjoy your grown-up cup of hot cocoa while you party this New Year!
4. Limoncello and Prosecco Cooler with Raspberry
A refreshing and light Italian cocktail, this fruity prosecco cooler will absolutely rock your New Year's Eve party! You simply mix sparkling wine and Limoncello liqueur, add in fresh raspberries, and then garnish with mint.
5. Strawberry Bellini
A Bellini is traditionally made with peaches, but for your New Year's Eve party, try making it with fresh strawberries instead. If you're digging strawberry champagne cocktails for the party, look no further than this one.
You'll love the fruity taste of this strawberry bellini recipe with a hint of citrus in this boozy drink!
6. Champagne Punch with Gingerale and Orange
A New Year's Eve party shouldn't be without a good bowl of punch, and we have the best champagne punch recipe right here. Those frozen cranberries and basil leaves add a really charming holiday touch to your New Year's Eve boozy drinks!
7. Australian Peach Bellini
Here, we are with an original peach bellini recipe. We are warning you, though.
You won't resist the overpowering appeal of this fruity boozy drink.
8. White Grape and Champagne Granita
Winter be damned because you won't dare resist this icy Italian frozen drink made with pureed grapes and booze. You will say cheers to the New Year with your eyes on your glass of white grapes and champagne granita drink!
9. Champagne Jello Shots
Still hunting for champagne drinks for New Year? Check out this champagne jello shots recipe – champagne + jello = cheers!
Rock on and add fun to your New Year's Eve party with these jello shots!
10. Spiced Apple Cider New Year Cocktail
Any DIY buff who happily plans their own party knows it's hard to please everyone. But, we try anyway, and this spiced apple cider recipe comes with mixing ideas that might just work.
You can add vodka or rum for the festive bunch or white wine for the wine country fanatics. And, how about a splash of carbonated water for those who want to lay off the liquor?
11. Sparkling Orange Sunrise Cocktail
If you like to try to make something different this year, this sparkling orange sunrise cocktail recipe is a must-try. You would do well to add a bright sunshiny color to your drinks.
It would be a symbolic drink you can toast to for the coming of a new day.
12. Sparkling Cranberry Rose
If you like a touch of elegance in your cocktail drink, you'll fancy the subtleness of this sparkling cranberry rosé recipe. You'll also love mixing this drink recipe on your own because of the interesting process.
13. Champagne Martini
Combine the flavors of champagne and margaritas for one fun cocktail perfect for your party plans. It's a fun and interesting way to enjoy your champagne this year.
14. Snickerdoodle Martinis
You're in for a double treat in this snickerdoodle martinis recipe. You get the aroma and a little bit of the taste of pastry with your booze – and not just any kind of booze, but the Rumchata.
Rumchata Definition: A creamy liquor made of sweet spices, rum, and cream and can be added to all types of alcoholic drinks.
If you haven't tried this drink before, it'll be an amazing treat for New Year, indeed!
15. Grasshopper Drink
While this drink looks more St. Patrick's Day-appropriate, it won't hurt to give this grasshopper drink recipe a try on New Year's Eve. Who can resist a boozy drink with a hint of mint and chocolate?
Tickle your taste buds with this perfect combination of sweet and sour in this appletini recipe. To create this drink for New Year, simply add ice to your shaker, then add all the ingredients, shake it, and strain into your martini glass.
17. Pomegranate Punch
Pomegranates are healthy fruits, and what you will make here is almost a healthy drink in moderation. With pomegranates, your punch gets a natural color from the seeds or arils.
Party 'til you drop with this bright and vibrant pomegranate punch with or without alcohol.
18. Cranberry Mimosas
This cranberry mimosa is surprisingly easy to make since you only need three ingredients to mix. All you need to do is mix brut prosecco or champagne and cranberry juice, adjusting the amounts to your taste along.
Don't forget to throw some fresh cranberries in each glass for a festive look.
19. French 75
How about this festive and equally delicious cocktail for a kick of booze on New Year's Eve? This legendary gin and champagne combination packs a punch, indeed!
20. Lee's Mojitos
Start 2019 with refreshing alcoholic drinks you make and mix yourself! This herb-infused drink with soda and rum in the mix will certainly get the party started and leave your guests wanting more.
For a DIY New Year's Eve party, you will love these party budget ideas in this video from Miss MikaylaG:
Planning for a fantastic New Year's Eve party that's better than last year can be nerve-racking, but we've got you covered.
For your drinks for New Year, let's welcome 2019 with these alcoholic drink recipes! Have a fun time planning your New Year's Eve party DIY buddies, and have a prosperous New Year, too!
Did you enjoy our list of alcoholic drinks for New Year? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 29, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.