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5 Easy-To-Make Swanky Cocktails For New Year’s Eve At Home

As the ball drops and we bid goodbye to the year 2020, let’s celebrate with fun, festive cocktails in hand. Go beyond the usuals for this year. Whether you are sticking with something bubbly or needing a little more kick, these easy-to-make cocktails’ ideas will bring some sparkle to your fancy celebration at home.

Classic Cosmopolitan

Simple and refreshing, this vodka-based drink never runs out of season. One of the most popular choices for cocktails that people would have for any kind of occasion. All you need is a touch of cranberry juice for that tangy flavour. Not to mention the beautiful pretty pink hue.

Classic Cosmopolitan is almost ready to be served. Photo: Jenny Pace on Unsplash


  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of Triple Sec or Contreau
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice

Mix the vodka, Contreau and cranberry juice together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the mixture becomes very cold.  Fill it up into a cold martini glass with a scoop of finely crushed ice. Don’t forget to garnish with an orange peel to complete the whole process.

Champagne Cocktail

Fancy, yet adorable, improvise your bubbly with a unique flavour of bitters and a sugar cube. This celebratory drink looks even more delightful beautiful with a twist of lemon on the top of the glass.

A few glass of champagne to toast to new beginnings. Photo: Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash


  • Champagne
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Angostura bitters
  • Lemon or orange twist

Start with soaking the sugar cube in Angostura bitters first. Secondly, drop the cube into a Champagne flute and then pour the Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist for that tangy luxury taste for the final touch.

Sparkling Midnight Thyme Rosé

Upgrade from your usual glass of Champagne with this one for a little extra oomph. With the natural taste of the thyme syrup, you will get a great balance of floral and sweetness at the same time.


  • 6 teaspoons of rose water
  • 6 teaspoons of thyme-infused syrup, chilled
  • 1 bottle drink of dry sparkling rosé wine
  • 6 edible rose petals
  • 6 tender sprigs of fresh thyme

Add 1 teaspoon of rose water and 1 tablespoon of thyme-infused syrup into each Champagne flute. Next, pour the sparkling rosé and garnish with a rose petal and sprig of thyme. Easy!

Pomegranate Grapefruit Campari Cocktail

Ladies, you will enjoy this one the most! This easy-to-make cocktail offers a sweet and tangy taste that makes it a great way to toast to the new year.


  • 24 teaspoons of chilled pomegranate juice
  • 6 teaspoons of fresh grapefruit juice
  • 6 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
  • 6 teaspoons of Campari
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 mile

Mix the pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Campari and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until it feels very cold. Next, pour into a Champagne flute or martini glass, it’s literally up to you. For the final touch, garnish with a lime wheel. If you want to beautify your masterpiece, drop some pomegranate seeds into the glass as well.

New Year’s Sparkler

Toast to a simple yet delicious sparkler like this one to welcome new beginnings. The beautiful blend of Berry-flavoured vodka and pomegranate juice lends an elegant flair to shine your evening at home.

Elegant cocktail to have in hand for a new year celebration. Photo: Rebecca on Unsplash


  • 6 teaspoons of berry-flavoured vodka
  • 6 1/2 teaspoons of pomegranate juice
  • 18 1/2 teaspoons of Champagne
  • Raspberries

Begin with mixing the vodka and cranberry juice together into a chilled Champagne flute. Pour the Champagne next. Garnish with raspberries to complete your elegant cocktail for the evening.

Voila! You’re all set to ring in the new year elegantly.


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