Cocktails for New Year’s Eve: What drinks to prepare for your party in 2022?

Written by Gabriela Slavova

The year 2023 is almost here, and honestly I am ready for it! I cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for me. Now, however, I have to focus on preparing for a party. How to prepare for a party you may ask? Well, for starters I have to think of what cocktails I am going to prepare for my guests. There are a lot of traditional ones that we all love to drink during this time of the year. But for this year, I want to switch up for the trendiest drinks at the moment. What cocktails to make for New Years Eve? How to make sure your guests will love them? I have something for every taste, check it out!

Cocktails for New Years Eve: What to prepare for your party in 2022?

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What to take into consideration when you are thinking on which cocktails to make for the last day of 2022? New Year’s Eve is usually a long night, which means that you should make something that will keep everybody awake, energetic and in a good mood. You have to start with something fun, delicious, then something that includes champagne and finish off with something buttery and smooth. I have 3 of the best cocktails recipes that you can make for your party to ensure the night will be memorable! They will go perfectly with the New Year’s Eve finger food that you will serve.

Negroni

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This cocktail became famous past the breakout TikTok video of stars Emma D’arcy and Olivia Cooke starring in House Of The Dragon. “What’s your drink of choice?” was the question that was stuck in my head for weeks, because of this video. I can’t help it but make this cocktail again and again. It is very delicious and simple. Let’s see how to make this stunningly orange red drink!

Description: citrusy, rich, a little bit sweet

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 ounces (45 ml) gin
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounces (20 ml) Campari
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ice to garnish

Preparation: 

  1. Grab your glass of choice and fill it with ice. Pour in the gin, vermouth and the Campari.
  2. Stir really well. Add the freshly squeezed orange juice. Stir well again.
  3. Garnish with orange peels if you want and enjoy!

 

2 Ingredient champagne cocktails: Kir Royal recipe

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If you are travelling to France for the holidays, you should definitely try their most famous drink, the Kir Royale. But if you’re going to be at home and want to bring some French sophistication to the New Year’s Eve, try making it yourself. It’s a tradition to open champagne on the 31st of December, when the new year arrives. For this cocktail, you’ll only need one more ingredient besides champagne and some fruit for decoration. Let’s see how to make it!

Description: fruity, sparkly, elegant

Ingredients for 4 drinks:

  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 4 tablespoons Crème de Casis
  • blackberries and raspberries for decoration

Preparation:

Grab your glasses and filled each one with 1 tablespoon of Crème de Casis. Drop some berries inside. Pour in the champagne. Serve right away.

Cocktails for New Years Eve: Hot Buttered Rum

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What is a hot rum? I know it can sound pretty weird, however recently this cocktail gained a lot of popularity. Back in the day, and by that I mean colonial time, it was used for medical purposes. Today it is one of the most calming drinks that involves rum, butter, and spices. How to finish your New Year’s Eve night properly and have an amazing sleep? Try this drink recipe and you won’t regret it! If you are wondering how does the combination of rum and butter taste like, well it is definitely something rich and velvety, if I can put it to words. The butter gives the rum that depth that it needs, and the spices makes the drink perfect and complete. Let’s find out how to make it!

Description: velvety, buttery, rich, spicy, sweet

Ingredients for the batter:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For each cocktail:

  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) hot water
  • 2 tablespoon (1 ounces) from the batter
  • 2 ounces (60 ml) dark rum
  • whipped cream for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Start by preparing the batter first. In a small sauce pan combine all the ingredients over medium heat. Stir well until the butter is melted and everything is combines completly. It should not take more than 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool for a bit.
  2. When making each cocktail, pour the 160 ml of hot water into a cup and add 2 tablespoons from the batter. Stir well until everything is combined completly.
  3. Then you need to add the 60 ml of dark rum and make sure you stir very well again. All the ingredients should look mixed. If you taste it and it is not sweet enough, just add more batter and stir well again.
  4. If you want that extra creaminess, top it off with whipped cream and a little bit of nutmeg. It will have this festive holiday vibe.
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