New Year's Drinks With Alcohol Recipes

Looking for champagne and other festive drink recipes to celebrate the new year? Allrecipes has more than 120 trusted New Year's drink recipes complete with ratings, reviews and mixing tips.

Staff Picks

Adult Punch

New Year's Champagne Punch

Rating: Unrated
53
A very pleasing alcoholic punch to start a party going. It is colorful and tastes delicious.
Vodka Drinks

Joan's Pomegranate Martini

Rating: Unrated
3
This version features citron vodka, orange liqueur, and pomegranate juice.
Champagne Drinks

The Champagne Cocktail

Rating: Unrated
3
With a little pear brandy and a bit of fruit compote, this makes a great pre-dinner cocktail. Serve it in a tall champagne flute.
Austrian Recipes

Gluehwein

Rating: Unrated
214
Gluehwein is a German/Austrian winter-holiday drink that most tourists know as an after-ski drink. After you come in out of the snow, it is supposed to make you glow with warmth again. Watch it: Since you drink this wine warm, the alcohol goes to your head extra quick! Drink when you really have come in, and do not have to go out again! This is the one my father used to make for New Year's Eve.
Rum Drinks

Hot Spiked Cider

Rating: Unrated
111
A 'spiked' version of the traditional hot cider - great for fall or holiday gatherings. This can be made in large quantities and kept warm in an electric coffee server.
Vodka Drinks

Vicki's Tangerine Martini

Rating: Unrated
4
This is an adult crowd pleaser and my answer to what to do with all the tangerines on my tree. It is refreshing and oh, so good!
Eggnog

Coquito

Rating: Unrated
298
Very yummy creamy tropical coconut eggnog made with spices and white rum. It is always requested at my holiday gatherings. (And sometimes gets selfishly hidden in the fridge by the hostess.) Serve in glass cups and sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired. Feliz Navidad!
Adult Punch

Grandpa Harry's Holiday Punch

Rating: Unrated
24
My grandfather used to make a huge bowl of this punch every Christmas. The recipe has been in the family for generations and it is delicious! For best results, serve in a punch bowl with a block of ice. Refrigerate leftover (if there is any) in a covered pitcher.
Vodka Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Rating: Unrated
48
A fun, delicious cocktail for your next holiday gathering. A good friend shared this great idea!
Vodka Drinks

Dirty Martini

Rating: Unrated
78
This is a Martini for olive lovers. It can be served on the rocks, or chilled.
Jell-O® Shots

Pudding Shots

Rating: Unrated
84
If you're looking for a little something special for an adult event and are tired of the traditional gelatin shots, this one's for you! It's quick and easy and tastes GREAT!
Adult Punch

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Rating: Unrated
2
This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Mimosa

"Beautiful, festive, and fun—turned a glass of champagne into a work of art." – Crystal S

Peppermint Eggnog Punch

"I make a batch without rum because the kids enjoy it, too!" – NJMOM

Mexican-Style Coffee

Rating: Unrated
9

Mixing warm coffee with tequila and coffee liqueur makes for a perfect 'apres ski.'