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New Year's Eve cocktail recipes

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Wow party guests with these classic cocktail recipes for New Year's Eve. Whether you like creamy eggnog or a fruity martini, there's a cocktail for every taste

For more food and drink inspiration to welcome in the new year, check out our New Year's Eve collection of recipes. Why not also go all out with some New Years Eve party food.

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  • Champagne cocktail in a cocktail glass

    Champagne cocktail

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    Blend some chilled champagne with brandy and bitters for a sophisticated champagne cocktail. Garnish with an orange twist to serve

  • Clementine martini

    Clementine martini

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    This sparkling, citrus cocktail is one to serve at a celebration. Blend clementine juice with vodka, orange liqueur and fizz

  • Classic champagne cocktail in a tall flute glass

    Classic champagne cocktail

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    Serve this cocktail in a flute so the sugar cube sinks to the bottom – it will drive the bubbles upward. Prosecco, crémant and cava also work well

  • Rob roy cocktail

    Rob roy

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    Showcase scotch whisky in this vibrant cocktail, with red vermouth, angostura bitters, orange zest and a cocktail cherry to serve

  • Brandy sour in two tumbler glasses

    Brandy sour

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    Treat yourself to the classic cocktail brandy sour. With lemon juice and egg white, it's silky smooth and delicious. Serve with a slice of lemon and cherry

  • A glass of rum old-fashioned

    Rum old-fashioned

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    Try using rum in place of whisky in an old-fashioned for a twist on the traditional cocktail. Finish with ice and a strip of orange peel

  • Candy cane cocktail in a martini glass

    Candy cane cocktail

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    Create this oh-so-pretty gin cocktail using our homemade candy cane vodka. Perfect for a Christmas tipple, garnish it with a mini candy cane for extra cheer

  • Mulled wine cocktail

    Mulled wine cocktail

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    The perfect party drink, as it can be made well ahead, then brought out of the fridge as guests arrive – or serve it hot for a traditional winter warmer

  • Espresso martinis in glasses with stirrers

    Espresso martini

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    Learn how to make this classic coffee cocktail. Our easy recipe uses freshly brewed espresso, a dash of coffee liqueur and a simple sugar syrup.

  • Rumberry punch

    Rumberry punch

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    Big jugs of cocktails are great for a party, let guests help themselves to this cranberry and dark rum drink

  • Poinsettia cocktail in a glass

    Poinsettia

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    Say cheers with a poinsettia cocktail, a classy mix of triple sec, prosecco and cranberry juice, garnished with a fresh bay leaf

  • Godfather cocktail

    Godfather

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    Take your time savouring this simple yet sophisticated whisky and amaretto cocktail after a rich meal. Serve with plenty of ice and a spiral of orange peel

  • White mulled wine

    White mulled wine

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    Lighten up your winter warmer by switching red wine and heavy spices for light cider, vanilla and elderflower cordial

  • Passion fruit cocktails in glasses with olives and halved fruit

    Passion fruit martini

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    This easy passion fruit cocktail is bursting with zingy flavours and is perfect for celebrating with friends. Top with prosecco for a special drink

  • Eggnog in glasses with nutmeg

    Classic eggnog

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    Get into the festive spirit with eggnog, a classic Christmas drink made with brandy, cream, eggs and vanilla. Serve with plenty of ice in tumbler glasses

  • Winter Pimm's punch

    Winter Pimm's punch

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    Don't just save Pimm's for summer, add some brandy for a delicious winter treat

  • Cranberry vodka

    Cranberry vodka

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    This bittersweet fruity vodka is best served well chilled in shot glasses. It can also be made with other berries like blackcurrants or strawberries.

  • Rhubarb gin

    Rhubarb gin

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    Use seasonal rhubarb to make this G&T-with-a-difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing and gloriously pink summertime drink

  • Vodka & cranberry blush

    Vodka & cranberry blush

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    A sophisticated dinner party cocktail with a crisp cranberry kick

  • Appleberry mulled wine

    Appleberry mulled wine

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    This mulled wine recipe is packed with cinnamon and berry flavours - a real winter warmer

  • Peach sangria

    Peach sangria

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    Give sangria a twist and make it peachy

  • Amaretto fizz

    Amaretto fizz

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    There's nothing like a quick cocktail to kick start your dinner party

  • Rhubarb & custard cocktail

    Rhubarb & custard cocktail

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    An elegant vodka-based drink that'll wow your guests - it's made with creamy advocaat liqueur and homemade fruit syrup

  • Strawberry gin

    Strawberry gin

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    Capture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that makes a stunning gin 'n' tonic or base for a fruity cocktail

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