Pop the prosecco, crack out the cocktail shaker and dust off that bottle of whisky you’ve been saving. Choose your favourite from our top dazzling New Year’s Eve drinks and celebrate in style with cocktails to suit every taste.
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1. Singapore sling
Inject tropical flavours into your New Year’s Eve cocktail menu with a classic singapore sling. Mix festive cherry brandy with bitters, herbal liqueur and fruit juice to make this eye-catching, gin-based tipple. Make the most of any bottles going spare with our best ever gin cocktail recipes.
2. Winter whiskey sour
Give the confirmed classic a festive makeover with our winter whiskey sour. This simple recipe is a must-try for bourbon fans. Sweet and sour notes are perfectly balanced with a splash of fresh citrus and dash of sugar syrup. Add some edible gold glitter for extra sparkle. Need help choosing your bourbon base? Read our review of the 10 best bourbon whiskies – taste tested.
3. Negroni sbagliato
If a negroni is your cocktail of choice, try our bubbly highball version. Our negroni sbagliato is topped up with prosecco instead of gin – in Italian, ‘sbagliato’ means ‘mistake’, as this drink is said to be the result of a busy bartender grabbing a bottle of sparkling wine rather than gin. After tasting one, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a happy accident.
4. Kir royale
Even the most hopeless of mixologists can manage our super-simple kir royale. Just add a dash of crème de cassis to your favourite champagne for a sweet blackberry flavour. For a fun twist, try our icy kir, which includes a scoop of bright berry sorbet for extra decadence.
5. Chocolate vodka shots
Nothing says indulgence quite like our chocolate vodka shots, topped with squares of chocolate for a little extra decadence. Mix chocolate hazelnut spread with boozy liqueur and a splash of vodka. Want something a little more savoury? Try our spiced bloody mary shots – they’re a delicious starter or a pre-dinner drink.
6. Passion fruit martini
No celebration would be complete without our easy passion fruit martini. Add vanilla vodka for subtle sweetness and passoa – a passion fruit liqueur – for a burst of fresh, zingy flavour. Make our simple sugar syrup in advance, then store in the fridge.
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7. Black Russian
Our coffee-laced black russian is the perfect after-dinner pick-me-up. It can be served short, or as a long drink topped up with cola. And, because there are no syrups in the recipe, you won’t need to prepare anything in advance. Try another caffeinated cocktail in the form of our upcycled white russian, made with cream, vanilla, rum and coffee grounds. Kick your evening up a notch with even more coffee cocktail recipes.
8. Grapefruit spritz
Cut through all that Christmas indulgence with a sharp grapefruit spritz, a drink bursting with citrus flavours. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit zest to bring a touch of summer to your celebrations.
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9. Apple prosecco punch
Our apple prosecco punch is the ultimate throw-together recipe, as you can mix it up at a moment’s notice. Refreshing and not too heavy, it’s ideal for serving before a meal. For an irresistibly sweet take on the drink, add our easy toffee vodka.
10. Spice 75
Elevate a standard bottle of bubbles with our sophisticated spice 75. It’s a taste of the festive season in a glass. A little sweetness, spice and some rum make this the perfect winter warmer, all wrapped up in an elegant package.
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