Celebrate the New Year in style with our easy cocktail ideas that’ll keep your guests going until the clock strikes midnight. From festive fizz and fruity punch to royal mojitos and store-cupboard margaritas, we’ve pulled together our favourite New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes to get the party started. Happy New Year!
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Shake up tequila, Cointreau, lime and a tablespoon of your favourite jam to make this delicious store-cupboard cocktail that the whole party will love.
We’ve added a sparkle to the classic negroni. It’s still a great Italian aperitif, but made all the more exciting with a bit of fizz.
It’s not a party without a punch bowl, and this festive cocktail is great for winter with its clementine and cherry flavours and spiced finish. We’ve served this seasonal sensation in a jug, but by all means dig out your favourite fancy punch bowl!
Elderflower lemonade with frozen berries
This sparkling little alcohol-free mocktail is fruity and elegant – the perfect refresher if you’re hitting the dance floor. Edible flowers optional!
Using strawberry in a bellini is a lovely twist on the traditional Italian cocktail, and gives it a more festive feel. It’s still the sixth day of Christmas after all.
Berry & rosemary juniper gin fizz
With dark fruits and a hit of rosemary, this is a complex but delicious cocktail that will really impress your friends on arrival.
Another great way to get the party started is this cocktail of Prosecco and Cognac. Sweet and surprising, it will certainly break the ice.
Wicked Champagne cocktail
Not to be outdone by all these Prosecco cocktails, pomegranate is a brilliant addition to Champagne because it’s sweet with a slightly dry finish.
Grey Goose le fizz
This cocktail couldn’t be easier to knock up, which is lucky because you will have people lining up for more. It’s refreshing, light and aromatic.
Jamie gives the classic mojito a sophisticated twist in this gorgeous recipe from Together. It’s also a great one to batch up the day before and keep chilled ready for when your guests arrive.
Know a spicy cocktail lover? This one will go down a treat. Mix tequila and lager with the juice of a tomato and a squeeze of lime, then go as hard as you like with the hot sauce — a taste sensation!
Sometimes the original is best, and this fruity Prosecco cocktail makes a fantastic party drink. Just add the peach purée before the guests arrive, then top them up as they do!
Martini Bianco, cognac and clementine juice is all it takes to deliver a winning New Year’s Eve cocktail. Dusted with cinnamon around the edge of the glass, a winter sidecar is the ultimate festive drink.
Barbecoa Bloody Mary
We’d never recommend a drink with breakfast, but if we did we’d go for this one. Famous for its (probably false) role as a hangover cure, it still can help take the edge off if you’ve overindulged…
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