15 Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

Strawberry grapefruit mimosaDo you have big New Year’s Eve plans this year? Whether you’re throwing a party or attending an event, part of the fun is trying some fancy cocktails and enjoying a toast at the end of the night! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites for you to try. The first one on our list involves champagne, of course! 🙂 We love this  with fresh thyme garnish.

Lemonberry cocktailThis  combines fresh citrus and cranberry juice. Yum..

Whiskey sourIn the mood for a classic cocktail? Try a  with homemade sour mix.

Mini margarita flightWant some variety? Make a . They are pretty cute, don’t you think?

Golden girl cocktailTry something light and refreshing like this grapefruit based . And by the way, lining your glass with edible glitter is a must!

Singapore slingChannel summertime vibes with a .

Cinnamon girl cocktailYou can’t go wrong with cinnamon spice and sweet orange. Your guests will love the .

Easy espresso martiniThis will ensure that you are bright-eyed and ready for the night.

Blackberry cilantro margaritaTry mixing unique flavors! This is amazing.

Winter fruit whiskey smashThis  is made with delicious homemade persimmon syrup and has a fancy cherry garnish.

A dolled up old fashioned recipeThis  will pair well with your glitzy dress (think Mad Men).

Let's make mocktails!If you don’t drink or have a little one on the way, try one of Helen’s .

Pomegranate rum punchGoing the punch bowl route? Make this  and cut up fresh pineapple slices for garnish.

Guinness bloody maryCombine your love for Bloody Marys and beer with a .

Best moscow muleare one of our favorite drinks. And there’s something extra special about drinking out of a copper mug. 🙂 

We hope you have a great New Year’s Eve! -The SpG Team

  • Brilliant as always, ladies! I’ve been meaning to try your whiskey sour recipe for ages. It’s one I’ve never mastered at home 🙂


  • This is such a fabulous roundup!! Thank you!! Now the hard part is picking just a few for my NYE party …

    xx Kathryn

  • If you guys are into the ginger beer you should try a Dark & Stormy. The reason behind Goslings making ginger beer is because of the Dark & Stormy. It is the same recipe as a Moscow Mule but replace the vodka with dark spiced rum (preferably goslings). It’s known to be a true sailors drink & it’s my absolute favorite! Disclaimer though I don’t feel like it taste as all like a Moscow Mule because dark rum has such a different taste then vodka. Still delicious though!

  • Love a good house cocktail for a party! The old fashioned sounds classy, and great for a colder night.

  • Awesome! I especially love the bloody mary suggestion. I miss the ceasars that we have in Canada (a smoother bloody mary), so always looking for a way to spice up these bad gals.

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  • These all look so yummy! I’m pretty sure it will just be my fiancé and me ringing in the New Year with the kids, but a cocktail for the two of us still sounds like a nice idea. I’d really like to try the Guinness Bloody Mary.

  • Those cocktails look delicious! I’m spending my new year’s eve at our summerhouse in the countryside, but maybe we could have a cocktail bar there and make our own drinks :DD

  • I always love your cocktail posts- SpG is the first place I go when I need a drinks recipe!
    Your sours mix made my Boxing Day…

  • OH MY GOODNESS at the golden girl cocktail, it looks lush! haha. I like to try and act all sophisticated every now and again with a cocktail in hand pretending i’m something from SATC!

  • Amazing ideas! I’m going to stealing some for my New years eve party 🙂

    I need to try this blackberry margarita.
    And this golden girl cocktail looks so beautiful. If it’s as good as it looks like, it’s going to be a sucess on the party. Now I have to figure out a way to buy these edible glitter.

    P.S. Can’t imagine what you guys are going to do with all these drinks? Lol Just kidding.

    Happy holidays everyone!
    xo Deborah

  • God! thy look so beautiful (I’m sure that they taste great to) how do you do this? Mine are never that pretty… Thanks for great ideas. I think i’ll try to recreate that golden girl one. Perfect for the Wednesday night patry!
    Happy new year!


  • ooh…i’m going to need an espresso martini so i’m able to stay up until midnight!!


  • Nice cocktails! Very inspirational. I love whiskey sours…there’s one in a hotel bar in Stockholm I always order 🙂

  • The golden girl cocktail! I wish I had seen this sooner and been able to order that edible glitter! This is such a perfect NYE drink!

  • I fell in love with Moscow Mules this past year! I had a great one in vegas at The Red Square. It had bits of fresh ginger in it! Yum!

  • So I know this is not at all what the post is about, but where are all those amazing napkins from?! I couldn’t keep my eyes off them!

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