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These Holiday Inspired Beverages are Perfect for Your New Year's Eve Party

Looking for a signature drink while hosting this season? Here's a few to choose from.

December 26, 2023 at 3:50 PM PST

Hosting a festive New Year’s Eve party and looking for a signature drink to add to the menu? You’ve come to right place. After all of the decorating, baking, and holiday shopping, it’s time to ring in the new year with one last party. Fun, holiday-inspired beverages create bonding moments that typically start the night off with a cheers and end with an empty glass. From cocktails and mimosas to margaritas and martinis, there’s a drink to represent just about every holiday theme.

From the grinch mimosa and a winter margarita to a gingerbread martini, find a signature drink that suits you. Topped with salt, sugar, or candy rims for an extra sweet (or salty) taste, these drinks taste just as good as they look.

We’ve curated a list of viral holiday-inspired beverages that will keep the drinks and good vibes flowing all night. No matter your bartending skills, they’re easy and quick to make. From now on, consider yourself the hostess with the mostest.

Winter Wonderland Mimosa

@bevsbybeverly Day 13 of 25 Holiday Bevs! ✨ Enjoy a Glistening Blue Winter Wonderland Mimosa, inspired by the charm of @Brilliant Earth’s Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring- A Timeless Gift for a memorable Holiday. #brilliantearthpartner #ad .5 oz oz fresh lemon Juice .5 oz simple syrup 1 oz Blue Curacao 2 oz white cranberry juice 6 oz prosecco Silver edible glitter Sugar sprinkles for rim of glass Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, blue curaçao, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice until cold. Strain into a flute and top with Prosecco and edible glitter. #mimosa #wintermimosa #holidaycocktail ♬ snowfall – Øneheart & reidenshi

Spice up your typical mimosa and add a glistening touch to it. The winter wonderland mimosa recipe is the perfect wintery champagne toast to kick things off at your next holiday party.

  • 1/2 oz oz fresh lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 2 oz white cranberry juice
  • 6 oz prosecco
  • Silver edible glitter
  • Sugar sprinkles for rim of glass

Gingerbread Martini

@bevsbybeverlyDay 12 of 25 Holiday Bevs ! Gingerbread Martini 1 oz vanilla vodka 1 oz coffee liqueur 2 oz gingerbread liqueur Dash of ground ginger Rim glass with molasses and crushed gingerbread cookies. Chill glass in freezer while you make the cocktail♬ Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

After stuffing your face, treat yourself to a sweet drink like the gingerbread martini. This super cute cocktail looks the part and tastes like it, too. With crushed gingerbread cookies covering the rim and the taste of vanilla and coffee, you’ll be in the store for a true sweet, soothing treat.

  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz gingerbread liqueur
  • Dash of ground ginger

Mistletoe Margarita

@dbuskirk 🎄Mistletoe Margaritas🎄 🎄Ingredients🎄 Cranberries Tequila of choice Cointreau Cranberry juice Limes Sanding sugar Simple syrup 🎄Instructions 🎄 1. Rim your glass with lime and sanding sugar. 2. Add 1.5 Oz tequila to mixer. 3. Add 3/4 Oz Cointreau 4. Add 3/4 Oz lime juice 5. Add 1/2 Oz simple syrup 6. Add 2 shots of cranberry juice 7. Shake and pour. 8. Garnish with sugar covered cranberries. Enjoy ✨ #christmas #christmasdrinks #christmasdrinkrecipes #easydrinkrecipes #christmascocktails #Christmasmargaritas #Christmasparty #christmaspartyideas #holidaymargaritas #holidaydrinks #christmastequila #mistletoe #mistletoemargaritas ♬ Famous Christmas songs / Orchestra arrangement – MIZUSATO Masaki

If you like to keep it sweet and simple, the mistletoe margarita will do the job. With notes of cranberry and lime juice, this margarita with keep you hoping for that special kiss under the mistletoe.

  • Cranberries
  • 1 1/2 oz tequila of choice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz of Cointreau
  • 2 shots of cranberry juice
  • 3/4 oz of lime juice
  • Lime and sanding sugar to rim your glass

Holiday Cosmos

@_mariaroberts How CUTE is this presentation. I made a big batch of cosmos and they were so good. Recipe below and idea from @mamanowwhat #holiday #holidaytiktok #holidayvibes #hosting #christmasdrinks #holidaydrinks #cosmos #hostess ♬ Carol of the Bells – Instrumental – Russell Davis & Roy Vogt & Michael Green & Marty Crum & Jeff Kirk & David Angell & Carrie Bailey & Steve Patrick & Nancy Allen & Ginger Newman & Sarah Valley

This holiday cosmo really emphasizes the appearance more than the taste. While the ingredients are simple, the look is extravagant. Grab small plastic ornaments to pour the mixture into. Then, when you’re ready, flip the ornaments over to watch your glass fill up.

  • 1 1/2 cups of vodka (of your choice)
  •  1/2 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup of Cointreau
  • 2 tbs of lime juice

The Polar Empress

@lindseymarieclev The Polar Empress ✨🚂 • 1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin • 1/2 oz St-Germain Elderflower liqueur • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice • 1 oz butterfly pea simple syrup • 2 oz egg white In a cocktail shaker add gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, butterfly pea syrup and egg white. Shake vigorously for 30 secs, add ice then shake again for another 30 secs. Strain into a tall coupe like glass. Garnish with dehydrated butterfly pea flowers and enjoy! #empressgin #empress1908gin #cocktail #cocktails #cocktailhour #christmascocktails #christmasdrinks #christmas2022 #holidayseason #polarexpress #fyp ♬ The Polar Express – Main Theme – Geek Music

All board! Let the polar empress take you for a ride you won’t forget. Inspired by the classic holiday movie, The Polar Express, you can take a trip to the North Pole to find  tastes of gin, tangy grapefruit juice, and floral notes of butterfly pea syrup.

  •  1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1/2 oz St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz egg white
  • 1 oz butterfly pea syrup




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