Five Unique New Year’s Eve Drink Ideas to Impress Your Guests

12/ 10/ 2021

Five Unique New Year’s Eve Drink Ideas to Impress Your Guests

Believe it or not, 2021 is officially coming to a close! As you gather with friends and family to celebrate the start of 2022, we’ve got you covered with fun and festive drinks for New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy our four favorite alcoholic beverages for a New Year’s Eve celebration (and one delicious mocktail)! 

1. Pop Rocks Candy Shot 

What You’ll Need:

- 1 ounce blue raspberry vodka 

- 1 ounce triple sec 

- Splash of lime juice 

- Pop rocks (we suggest blue, but feel free to use any flavor!) 

For this exciting recipe, start by adding your vodka, triple sec, and juice to a shaking glass. Once combined, set aside, and rim your shot glass with the pop rocks flavor of your choice. Strain into the rimmed shot glass and enjoy!

2. Shirley Temple (With a Twist) 

Looking for a youthful way to kick off the new year? As a boozy twist on a classic soda, this drink is a simple and delicious recipe to try with your friends.

What You’ll Need (for a single serving):

- 4 ounces of Sprite, ginger ale, or any lemon-lime soda 

- 2 ounces vodka 

- 1 ounce grenadine (feel free to add more for a sweeter cherry flavor!) 

- Optional: cherry for garnish To begin this easy recipe, fill your glass with ice, and add your vodka and grenadine. Finish off the drink with your soda of choice. And for extra presentation points, garnish your cocktail with a cherry. Repeat for each of your guests! 

3. Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

If you’re planning for a cozy New Year’s Eve inside this year, this boozy hot chocolate recipe is the perfect addition to your night. With this sweet customizable drink, you’ll feel like you’re living in a holiday movie! 

What You’ll Need: 

- Hot chocolate recipe of your choice (we suggest 8 ounces for a single serving)

- 1 ½ ounces peppermint vodka, per single serving 

- Optional: mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, whipped cream 

To begin, start by making a mug of your favorite hot chocolate recipe. Let cool slightly and stir in your peppermint vodka. Top with mini marshmallows, crushed candy candles, sprinkles, or whipped cream! 

4. Berry Sparkler 

Are you a Champagne fan? If so, this delectable berry sparkler is going to be your go-to holiday drink. Not to mention, it’s perfect for a group photo-op! 

What You’ll Need:

- 1 ounce raspberry vodka 

- 1 ½ ounces cranberry juice 

- 3 ½ ounces Champagne 

- Optional: raspberries for garnish 

To make this delicious and festive berry drink, begin by adding your berry vodka and cranberry juice to your Champagne flute – we recommend chilling your glasses beforehand. Top off your drink with champagne and add your garnish. You’re all set! 

5. Sparkling Ginger & Pear Mocktail 

For those in search of a delicious non-alcoholic drink to celebrate the New Year, consider making a sparkling ginger and pear mocktail! With delicious ginger flavor and a pear garnish, your friends and family will certainly want a taste of this drink. 

What You’ll Need (Serves 2): 

- 1 lemon, juiced 

- 1 teaspoon honey 

- 6 ounces pear juice 

- 1 bottle ginger beer 

- Optional: sliced pear 

To get started, add your honey, pear juice, and lemon juice to a jar, and shake until the honey has completely dissolved. Pour into a glass with ice, and top with your favorite ginger beer. Garnish with sliced pear!


We hope you plan to test out some of these delicious recipes. Wishing you health and happiness in the New Year!

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