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11 Really Yummy New Year’s Eve Cocktails

A flute of champagne is so last year.

Yes, this is gin and red wine mixed together (don’t say I didn’t warn you). The red wine gin sour from Hummingbird High not only looks absolutely gorgeous with its ombre color but it tastes just as good. Serve with a reusable gold straw for a festive touch.Hummingbird High
This mistletoe margarita just may fuel a midnight kiss. Fun and flavorful, this recipe from The Curious Plate is easy to make and feels wintery thanks to the sugared cranberries and cool mint.The Curious Plate
If staying up until midnight feels ambitious Half-Baked Harvest has you covered with this delightful New Year’s Eve cocktail. With a frothy top, a shot of coconut milk for a creamy taste, plus a rim of vanilla sugar, this chai espresso martini is a winner.Half-Baked Harvest
My personal favorite way to celebrate is with a relaxed NYE and a festive New Year’s Day brunch. Brown Sugar Mama has the drinks covered with this orange sherbert mimosa cocktail that begs to be sipped before noon.Brown Sugar Mama
Gimme Some Oven has a mulled wine recipe that will warm you right up even if your celebration is partially outside. Wine, brandy, cinnamon, oranges and more mingle together for a cozy drink that feels like a celebration (or a hug).Gimme Some Oven
Sure, you could have a glass of prosecco but after the year we’ve all had you might want to throw in some gin. This stunning French 75 from Adventures In Cooking looks so festive and the lemon spiral adds a fresh touch. Adventures In Cooking
Rosemary and honey-infused simple syrup is the key to this amazing New Year’s Eve cocktail from Eric of Dude That Cookz. Whiskey gives it a slightly smoky taste offset by the freshness of the other ingredients.Dude That Cookz
This glittery gilded cocktail is New Year’s Eve in a glass. Half-Baked Harvest has all the tips for how to make this masterpiece but spoiler alert: you’ll need real maple syrup and some edible glitter.Half-Baked Harvest
Grapefruit is a classic winter fruit, and it gets even more vibrant when paired with bubbly and a sprig of rosemary. This post on A Classic Twist actually has two grapefruit cocktails (which is why they’re different shades of pink). Good luck choosing!A Classic Twist
The effervescent cocktail courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon seamlessly merges crisp prosecco with sweet pears, plus it doesn’t get much cuter than the star garnish. If pears aren’t your thing this would also work with apple or a winter citrus.Spoon Fork Bacon
Keep the Christmas spirit alive with this old fashioned from Half-Baked Harvest. Homemade cardamom-infused maple syrup mingles with smooth bourbon for a New Year’s drink that’s perfect for a low-key night by the fire.Half-Baked Harvest