10 Traditional Drinks To Ring In The New Year

December 28, 2023

New Year’s Eve celebrations often involve a variety of traditional drinks to toast the end of the year and welcome the new one. Here are some popular traditional drinks for ringing in the New Year:

  1. Champagne or Sparkling Wine:
    • Perhaps the most iconic New Year’s Eve drink, champagne symbolizes celebration and is often associated with special occasions. You can also opt for sparkling wines as more budget-friendly alternatives.
  2. Classic Cocktails:
    • Cocktails like the Martini, Old Fashioned, and Manhattan are timeless choices for a sophisticated New Year’s celebration. Customize them to suit your taste preferences.
  3. Mimosas:
    • Mimosas, made with equal parts champagne (or sparkling wine) and chilled citrus juice (usually orange juice), are popular brunch drinks and can also be enjoyed during New Year’s festivities.
  4. Mulled Wine:
    • If you’re celebrating in a colder climate, mulled wine is a cozy choice. It’s red wine heated with spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add a touch of citrus and sweetener for a warm and flavorful drink.
  5. Punch:
    • Serve a festive punch that can be shared among guests. You can make a non-alcoholic version or add spirits like rum, vodka, or champagne for an extra kick.
  6. Kir Royale:
    • This French cocktail is made by adding a splash of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) to a glass of champagne or sparkling wine. It adds a fruity and elegant twist to your celebration.
  7. Bellini:
    • The Bellini is a cocktail made with Prosecco and peach purée or nectar. It’s a refreshing and fruity choice for a New Year’s toast.
  8. Cider Cocktails:
    • If you prefer something non-sparkling, consider cider-based cocktails. You can mix hard cider with spirits like bourbon or rum for a flavorful and warming drink.
  9. Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps:
    • For a cozy and indulgent option, spike your hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint schnapps. Top it with whipped cream and crushed candy canes for a festive touch.
  10. Tea-based Cocktails:
    • Create tea-infused cocktails using your favorite blends. Hot or cold, tea can be a versatile base for a variety of spirits and flavors.
  11. Sake:
    • In Japanese culture, sake is often consumed during New Year’s celebrations. It’s a traditional rice wine that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
  12. Non-Alcoholic Mocktails:
    • If you’re not drinking alcohol, there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic mocktails available. Consider a Virgin Mojito, Virgin Pina Colada, or a simple sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice.

Remember to drink responsibly, and choose beverages that suit your taste preferences and the preferences of your guests. Cheers to a wonderful New Year’s celebration! —Vita Daily


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