Toast the new year with our 8 creative holiday cocktail recipes

Holiday cocktail recipes

Whether you like your New Year’s libations toasty or chilled, we’ve got cocktails covered. Just choose a cocktail recipe from our eight creative concoctions to mix up some New Year’s cheer!

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Toasty toasts  

Holiday Punch Recipe

Mulled pom punch

Pomegranate seeds add a holly-berry touch to this festive mulled wine punch recipe. Pomegranate, pineapple and orange juice turn up the fruity flavor, while cinnamon sticks and cloves add just-right spice.

Two clear mugs filled with honey hot chocolate and garnished with chocolate shavings sit on a white and gray marble countertop; fairy lights and a Signature card envelope lay nearby.

Honey hot chocolate

Bits of dark chocolate, half-and-half and milk create a rich hot chocolate. A splash of honey liqueur in each cup makes this hot cocoa recipe a cheers-worthy cocktail choice that’s extra warm and cozy.

Rum-pum-pum hot rum punch recipe

Rum-pum-pum hot rum punch

Your guests will gather ’round for a steaming mug of this hot rum punch topped with a grilled pineapple ring. Made with dark rum, a variety of juices, pumpkin puree and spices, this deliciously different cocktail is destined to become a New Year’s Eve party star.

Easy espresso drink

Easy espresso

Add a little kick to your espresso with this cocktail recipe featuring your choice of liqueurs or flavored syrup. Serve this eye-opening libation to extend the New Year’s revelry—or at least to ensure that you don’t miss out on the countdown to midnight!

Chilled cocktails  

Citrus-Rosemary Wine Spritzer Recipe

Citrus-rosemary wine spritzer

Rosemary creates the evergreen flavor in this sparkly wine spritzer. Simple and festive, this cocktail recipe calls for Lillet aperitif, Campari liqueur, soda water, juice from an orange and dry sparkling wine.

Rum Cocktail Recipe

Cherry-pear fizz

Whether you are toasting New Year’s or some other holiday or occasion, this sparkly rum cocktail is worthy of the celebration. So go ahead. Mix up some merry.

A spiced appletini in a couple glass is garnished with apple slices and crystalized ginger that has been speared onto a cocktail stick with a red tassel on one end; lying at the foot of the glass is a greeting card with lettered balloons that spell out

Spiced appletini

Mix, shake and sip your way to spiced-apple goodness. Our Appletini recipe uses star anise cloves and vanilla bean seeds to provide an unexpected sweet and aromatic flavor.

Champagne-sorbet cocktail

Champagne-sorbet cocktail

Nothing says “Happy New Year!” quite like champagne. Delight your taste buds—and your party guests— with this bubbly, fruity frozen cocktail treat.

Tina Stamos is a food stylist who lives in Austin, Texas. When she makes it out of the kitchen, she likes to explore Texas, eat tacos from food trucks and teach her dogs how to play Frisbee.