Cheers: Festive New Year's Cocktails

How has this year come to an end already? It has completely flown by! New Year's Eve is one of my favorite celebrations, and I love to be festive. We have some easy cocktails for you to try at your party tonight. There's a good chance that you'll love them so much they'll become a staple in your bar! All of these recipes have simple ingredients and are super easy to put together. No mixologist required! 

First up, we took some tips from Gray Malin and added a touch of whimsy to our champagne glasses. Here's what you'll need: a lemon, sprinkles, and a champagne of your choosing. 

Handley Breaux Designs | new Years cocktails | gray malin
Handley Breaux Designs | new years cocktails | gray malin
handley breaux designs | new years eve cocktails | gray malin

This is extremely easy to do! You simply rub a lemon wedge along the rim of your glass -- just enough so the sprinkles stick and not too much so that it drips. Then roll the rim in a dish of sprinkles and voila! Fun and festive glasses ready to be filled with your favorite champagne.

Now those of you that follow this blog, you know that fruit filled cocktails are a favorite around here. This Celebration Cup from the Beaufort bar in the Savoy hotel is top notch! Here is what you'll need:

  • Champagne
  • 1 strawberry
  • a few blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • 10 ml  elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 oz rubarb liquer


handley breaux designs | new years eve cocktails | william yeaoward

Once you have your fruit set aside, fill a large glass with a few ice cubes. Then fill the glass a third full. After that add your fruit and the liquers and top off with more champagne and ice (and more champagne after that!)

handley breaux designs | new years eve cocktail | william yeoward
handley breax designs | new years eve cocktails | william yeoward

Lastly, one for the day after. After a night of celebrations, a bloody mary is exactly what you'll want New Year's day! This particular recipe is a bit spicy, but you can substitute with your favorite bloody mary mix. In my drink, I like to pile in the garnish! My mom makes pickled green beans and okra so I always include those and an olive or two doesn't hurt.

What you'll need:

  • Sriacha Bloody Mary mix (or one of your choosing)
  • Vodka
  • Garnish (celery, green beans, okra, lime)

Simply fill a glass with ice, add your mix and the amount of vodka you prefer and shake in a cocktail shaker. With celery and garnish it is a beautiful presentation! 

handley breaux designs | new years eve cocktails | bloody mary
handley breaux designs | new years eve cocktails | bloody mary

With these cocktail recipes, you're ready for any party! We hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's !

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