New Year's Eve Cocktails

Looking for Champagne cocktails 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

Joan's Pomegranate Martini

Rating: 4 stars
This version features citron vodka, orange liqueur, and pomegranate juice.

Vicki's Tangerine Martini

Rating: 4.67 stars
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!

The Champagne Cocktail

Rating: 3.25 stars
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.


Rating: 4.76 stars
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.

New Year's Champagne Punch

Rating: 4.6 stars
A very pleasing alcoholic punch to start a party going. It is colorful and tastes delicious.

Hot Spiked Cider

Rating: 4.31 stars
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.

Chef John's Hot Buttered Rum

While eggnog gets a lot more press, hot buttered rum is the ultimate festive holiday drink. So rich, so delicious, so satisfying, and super easy to make.


Rating: 4.74 stars
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!

Grandpa Harry's Holiday Punch

Rating: 4.69 stars
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.

Cozy Mulled Wine

Rating: 4.64 stars
Feel all warm and fuzzy this season with this satisfying treat! Quick and easy too! Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!

Saints and Strangers Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars
This cocktail is crisp and elegant, with deep, earthy notes and a ruby color.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Bubbly Champagne Cocktails
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Peppermint Eggnog Punch
Rating: Unrated
"I make a batch without rum because the kids enjoy it, too!" – NJMOM

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Rating: 4.48 stars

A fun, delicious cocktail for your next holiday gathering. A good friend shared this great idea!