New Year’s Eve is this weekend already, which means we’re actually getting 2018 started on a Monday, how about that? This change of years is always so full of joy and hope, the energy these times is always incredible! If you’re one of the people who loves celebrating the new year, keep reading this post to find some amazing cocktails recipes that will lighten the mood at your party!

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” - Hal Borland

Orange Cream Mimosa

This cocktail is delicious with the orange and champagne flavors put together!
This cocktail is delicious with the orange and champagne flavors put together! Image source: Cooking Channel TV

This cocktail requires you to freeze a mix for about four hours (or overnight), so make sure you prepare it ahead of time! If you do make this recipe, you’ll see that it’s such a wonderful flavor you’ll be glad you decided to prepare it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Orange juice
  • Orange zest
  • Half-and-half
  • Sugar
  • Champagne (use sparkling cider or ginger ale to make it non-alcoholic)
  • Strawberries

Blackberry and Thyme

An unexpected mix that works wonderfully!
An unexpected mix that works wonderfully! Image source: Style me Pretty

Not only is this cocktail delicious, it’s also pretty! Just looking at this picture makes you thirsty for it, doesn’t it? Well, it’s super easy and quick to make, so if you have the ingredients already, just relax and wait for the time to prepare and enjoy it!

You’ll need to have:

  • Water
  • Prosecco or champagne
  • Sugar
  • Thyme
  • Blackberries

Pineapple + Coconut

This drink gives you a lot to work with when it comes to garnishing!
This drink gives a lot to work with when it comes to garnishing! Image source: Pineapple and Coconut

The pineapple and coconut combo can be a surprising delicious one, I’m sure you’ll love to try this! It’s simple to make and you can drink it right away, so yay for that.

Even more than that:

You can find several ways to garnish the cocktails with the pineapple fruit itself!

The ingredients it takes are:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Coconut juice blend
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Champagne
  • Simple syrup

Champagne Raspberry Punch

Raspeberry punch made with champagne, can't go wrong!
Raspberry punch made with champagne, can’t go wrong! Image source: Crazy for Crust

This is a nice option for a new year's eve punch, it’s simple to make, and the raspberries provide a uniqueness to the champagne flavor that will make everyone amazed! You can actually adapt the recipe with your favorite fruits too and, like the previous cocktail, you can also choose to garnish your beverage with the fruits used!

The ingredients list is quite simple:

  • Champagne (or sparkling wine)
  • Raspberry sorbet (or any fruit sorbet you decide to go with)
  • Fresh raspberries (or the fruit you choose)

Blackberry Sparkler

Beautiful and delicious cocktail to make a toast at the midnight turn!
Beautiful and delicious cocktail to make a toast at the midnight turn! Image source: The Cookie Rookie

Talk about a fancy cocktail, this is your pick for sure! The ingredients are quite simple, though, you’ll only need blackberries, sugar, water, rosemary, and champagne. It’s one of those impressive cocktails to make at home that everyone will simply love! It has all of these things going on which makes it both delicious and beautiful, could be the one to toast with at midnight!

Blue Champagne

This blue drink is a great mix that will cheer everyone's mood!
This blue drink is a great mix that will cheer everyone’s mood! Image source: Suzie Sweet Tooth

No matter how old you are, it’s always fun to have colorful drinks around! This one, though it’s only blue, is a really nice new year champagne cocktail to give a try. You can check the recipe for making the drink here, and there’s even an alcohol-free option for the kids to enjoy as well.

For this one, you’ll need:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Blue curacao (or blue hawaiian punch to make it alcohol-free)
  • Sparkling wine or champagne (use lemon soda to make it kids friendly)
  • Sparkling sugar (to garnish)

Black Velvet

Black ale beer with champagne is a great combo!
Black ale beer with champagne is a great combo! Image source: The Spruce

This option is for the ale beer lovers, since it’s made with a combo of champagne and stout (and that’s all you need)! It looks incredible and tastes even better, if you’re looking for something different yet simple, go with this one!

Bonus: Champagne Jell-O Shots

Fancy Jell-O shots with champagne because the occasion calls for it!
Fancy Jell-O shots with champagne because the occasion calls for it! Image source: Delish

And if you thought we wouldn’t include any shots here, think again! These New Year’s Eve shots are actually Jell-O shots, which I must say: are even better! Easy to make, and they look super adorable and festive as well.

You’ll need:

  • Champagne
  • Lemon juice
  • Gelatin
  • Sugar
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Vodka

Hope you’ve liked these recipes and make the best out of them! Thanks for reading so far, and thanks for being with us throughout this year! Happy New Year!

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