5 New Years Eve Cocktails to Ring in the New Year
This year, celebrate the end of 2021 with fun New Years Eve cocktails! New Year’s parties are a yearly tradition for some people and a chance to celebrate with friends and family. These parties are usually with food and drink like champagne and tasty cocktails. You can get creative and use the holiday as a special occasion to make new recipes while you make new memories! But if you’d like to keep things simple, sparkling wine and champagne are super tasty as is or spruced up with just one or two ingredients.
New Years Eve Cocktails
It’s time to welcome a new year with New Years Eve cocktails! While any cocktail works well at a New Years Eve party, some are more traditional to celebrate the new year. Sparkling wine and champagne are a classic go-to to break open for New Years Eve celebrations. Shop Tacoma Boys’ wide selection of sparkling wines and you’ll find something just for you: Check out our blog all about sparkling wine for the holidays to get an idea of what’s available. You can enjoy sparkling wine simply on its own or even spruce it up with a garnish— Throw in some cranberries, pomegranate arils, a lemon peel, or a sprig of rosemary to give your glass of bubbly a pop of color!
This is also a good opportunity to craft nonalcoholic “mocktails” for those who don’t drink. Get creative with different sparkling waters like Original New York Seltzer and juice like R.W. Knudsen Organic Juices when making mocktails. Some other ingredients to use in New Years Eve cocktails and mocktails can include fresh herbs, tea, simple syrup, and bitters.
Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate
Most cocktail recipes are simple to make and require few ingredients. If you want to get extra creative with it, you can take more time to garnish the drinks and use fresh ingredients like citrus juice. But there’s nothing wrong with keeping cocktail recipes simple to celebrate the New Year! Tacoma Boys has a variety of cocktail mixers ready to go: Just add your favorite spirit. You can try several different mixers from Stonewall Kitchen like Lemon Drop Mixer, Blueberry Lemon Mint Mixer, Sangria Mixer, Margarita Mixer, and more. Or, go for an Elixir Fixer mix in many different flavors like pear, ginger, or citrus.
It’s easy to make your own party drinks with cocktail recipes like these:
1. French 75
This classic cocktail starts with a foundation of sparkling wine or champagne. Then, it’s stirred with gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Try using this recipe as a guide and adjust to your own taste.
2. Ginger Lemon White Sangria
Sangria is a great beverage to make when you have a crowd of people to enjoy it! Stir 1 bottle 14 Hands Sauvignon Blanc with 2 sliced lemons, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 cup Ryan’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider, and 1 cup Reeds Craft Ginger Beer. This can also easily be a mocktail and taste amazing without the wine!
3. Blood Orange Paloma
For a spin off of a paloma (featuring grapefruit and sparkling water), try this recipe: Stir 2 oz tequila with 4 oz Bundaberg Blood Orange Sparkling Fruit Drink and juice from 1 lime. Top with ice and enjoy!
4. Cucumber Mint Mimosa
It’s easy to make your own mimosa with orange juice or other fruit juice like Hawaiian Sun Guava Nectar. For an even more subtle flavored mimosa, try muddling fresh cucumber slices and mint leaves together. Then stir it with your favorite prosecco or champagne and enjoy!
5. Pineapple Margarita
Margaritas may be popular in the summer, but there’s no reason not to enjoy the tart drink year-round! Grab a bottle of Santa Cruz Organic Pure Lime Juice from Tacoma Boys and mix it with pineapple juice and tequila. It should be the perfect balance of sweet and sour!
New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Eve parties are often a great chance to celebrate and look forward to New Year’s resolutions! It can be helpful to consider future goals and how you want to move forward after another adventurous year. While the idea of New Year’s resolutions can apply to just about any goal made for the new year, there are some common ones.
Eating healthy and dieting is often a popular New Year’s resolution: But many people have recently leaned away from this and rather prescribe to the idea of eating healthy in general and year-round. You don’t have to be on a strict “diet” that starts right on January 1, 2022! But the new year does bring with it a clean slate where you can look forward to eating healthy.
Tacoma Boys also encourages you to look forward to shopping local this new year! Shopping local and seasonal is a great way to support your local economy. Plus, you can enjoy different foods as they come into season throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest. To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!