New Year’s Eve Cocktail ideas

Hello dear reader! Few days left in this year and yet the New one is approaching very quickly. I believe, that we had together amazing time here on my blog. While I guided you and educated you on new cooking skills and baking techniques. Sometimes interesting, sometimes less interesting recipes in your eyes, but always yummylicious recipes to satisfy your tummies!

Champagne with dancing cranberries

I thank you all, for your dedication, over and over visiting my pages, for beautiful comments and kind words you are always leaving on my blog. And I am looking forward to the NEW YEAR, full of new adventures in culinary world. Hoping to see you here even next year. Cheers to that and here are few ideas for the upcoming New Year’s EVE celebrations; Cocktail IDEAS.

STRAWBERRY MIMOSA FOR 2

I am loving using fresh fruits in cocktails, either its fresh strawberries in this strawberry mimosa or other citrus fruits, like lemon, lime or orange are such a perfect combo in cocktails. You can substitute for any kind of fruit juice in this recipe and it will always make a great refreshing mimosa cocktail. This is recipe is made for 2 glasses/ 2 persons.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup strawberry juice
  • 2 cups of sparkling wine
  • 2 strawberries cut in half
  • 2 strawberries for garnish the glass

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rim the champagne glasses with sugar and pour the strawberry juice in the glasses, top with sparkling wine.
  2. Add the strawberries in the champagne glass and garnish the last 2 strawberries on the glass.

 

LA PALOMA WITH GRAPEFRUIT FOR 2

La Paloma is in Mexico, the most beloved drink. I didn’t know until I have visited Mexico myself. While we were on a vacation to Riviera Maya, me and my husband couldn’t get enough of this refreshing, not to sweet drink. Addition of grapefruit and honey gives this drink the perfect level of sour and sweet taste.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 shots of tequila
  • juice of 1 ruby grapefruit
  • 1 shot of honey
  • about 1 cup sparkling wine
  • squirt of fresh lime juice (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the grapefruit juice, tequila and honey until well mixed.
  2. Rim the glass with salt or sugar.
  3. Pour over a glass filled with ice and pomegranate seeds and top up with sparkling wine.
  4. Add a squirt of lime juice.

 

COFFEE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE FOR 2

I am always preparing this creamy drink for Christmas Eve, but because it’s so lovable and creamy and yes I am a big fan of Kahlua, I am making this drink for New Year’s Eve afternoon. I am actually adding instead of short shot of espresso, Longo or filtered coffee into this drink this time, which will make my afternoon coffee little more cheerful!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. espresso
  • 4 oz. skim milk
  • 3 tbsp. Light chocolate syrup
  • 2 oz. Kahlua
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Dark and white chocolate shaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine espresso, skim milk, chocolate syrup and Kahlua in a glass and stir.
  2. Garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

 

CANTALOUPE AGUA FRESCA WITH RUM FOR 2

Another refreshing drink not only for summer parties. Usually during the summer I used watermelon, but this time I am using cantaloupe to add more creaminess to this refreshing Mexican drink. Agua Fresco means fresh water, which refers to fresh watermelon water. I like it better with shot of white rum to cheer up my New Year’s Eve!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, cut into chunks
  • 2 shots of white rum
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tsp fresh lime juice.
  • 1 slice lime and piece of cantaloupe for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the cantaloupe to a blender and purée until mostly smooth.
  2. Add rum and honey and purée until incorporated and smooth.
  3. Strain of its pulp.
  4. Rim with sugar cocktail glass and pour over ice.
  5. Garnish with slice of lime and cantaloupe in shape of a star.

 

CHAMPAGNE WITH DANCING CRANBERRIES FOR 2

Classic, fabulous and most loved flute of champagne with dancing cranberries. Frozen cranberries will keep your drink cold and if you don’t like the sugar on cranberries, just simply freeze it without the sugar. This classic will never get out of style.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups of Champagne  (Prosseco or sparkling wine)
  • Frozen cranberries covered in sugar
  • Fresh rosemary

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash cranberries and cover them in sugar, freeze them for 2 hours.
  2. Pour the champagne in flute glasses.
  3. Add frozen cranberries in the champagne and garnish with rosemary.

 

CRANBERRY MIMOSA FOR 2

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Like any other mimosa, this cranberry mimosa is refreshing and full of sweet and tangy flavours. It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve brunch or afternoon cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 cups of sparkling wine
  • Few cranberries
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • rosemary for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash cranberries and cover them in sugar, freeze them for 2 hours.
  2. Rim the champagne glasses with sugar and pour the cranberry juice in the flute glasses, top with sparkling wine.
  3. Add the frozen cranberries covered in sugar in the champagne glass and garnish with rosemary.

Hope you will enjoy these cocktail ideas. Wishing you a prosperous and Happy New Year.

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