Wherever you are for New Year’s Eve is sure to be exciting if you have the right drink in hand. New Year’s Eve celebrations are not the same without delicious cocktails. You may choose to start off with a classic like Cosmopolitan, and move on to those created especially for New Year’s Eve. The best cocktails are attractive to the eyes. They have bright colors and added decorations like lemon wedges, olives and orange twists.
The best New Year’s Eve cocktails are those that contain your favorite ingredients and the right level of potency. Here is a list of some popular and festive cocktails:
The classic Cosmopolitan- This cocktail has been around since the 1990′s. This drink is generally for the females. It is tasty, attractive and bright pink. This drink is the ideal start of the New Year. It is made from ice cold vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice, and a few drops of freshly squeezed lime juice and ice cubes. You may begin with this classic, not only for the taste, but as a reminder that although the year is about to end, there are things from that year which will remain with us.
The Whisky Negroni- This drink is a variation of the classic Negroni that is made with gin. The whiskey Negroni is made from rye whiskey, campari, sweet vermouth and ice. To finish off perfectly, an orange twist is added for garnish. Simply, combine the ingredients and enjoy a tasteful drink of Negroni.
The Millennium Cocktail- This is perfect for the New Year. Although every year is not the start of a millennium, this drink is perfect for a celebration. It is a combination of gin, cherry brandy, orange juice and ginger ale. It will feed your hunger for alcohol and still provide a very sweet flavor.
Elit Millionaire Cocktail- The champagne toast is a major part of the New Year’s Eve celebration. Why not divert from the bottled champagne. This champagne cocktail is a great replacement. In order to create it, you must pour about 1oz of Stoli Elit into a champagne flute. Top off with Perrier Jouet Fluer de Champagne and add a raspberry for garnish. This is a tasty replacement for the midnight Champagne toast.
The Midnight Cocktail- This is a simple drink that should help to keep you on the dance floor for a very long time. It is a combination of Vodka and coffee liqueur. The name is derived from its appearance as when dark liqueurs are used it can appear as dark as midnight.
The Happy New Year – This is a replacement for the typical champagne. This is ideal for any special occasion, especially the Midnight Champagne Toast. To make this drink you will need brandy, ruby port, orange juice and champagne. Poor everything except the champagne into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour the mixture into a champagne flute and top it off with champagne. This is sure to taste more interesting than the regular champagne and make your night a bit more special.