New Year’s Eve is one of the most awaited dates of the year. No matter how big or small the celebration, we always like to ring in the New Year with a tasty beverage in hand.
Champagne is the obvious choice for New Year’s, but cocktails are a fancy and delicious alternative.
If you’re sober or you’re looking to make good on those New Year’s resolutions to stop drinking, you can start early by imbibing in a mocktail.
Whether you’re the designated driver or simply don’t like the taste of alcohol,
mocktails are just as delicious and elegant as their alcoholic counterparts.
So without further ado, here’s a list of my favorite New Year’s Eve mocktails.
This New Year’s Eve Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail is sweet, sour, and fizzy, using fall flavors like cranberry and maple syrup.
Furthermore, club soda and white grape juice round out the cocktail.
Cranberry and grape juice is a tried-and-true complimentary paring, but maple syrup adds an unparalleled richness in my opinion.
This mocktail recipe is both beautiful and delicious, using a variety of fruit juices and
fresh herbs. You can also make it in a cocktail shaker, sans alcohol of course!
Jack Frost New Year’s Even Mocktail blends white grape juice and pineapple juice with mint and whole blueberries for a refreshing mocktail with a delightful burst of berry.
A non-alcoholic version of an iconic Cosmopolitan cocktail might appear to just be cranberry juice, but this mocktail quite literally mocks every ingredient in the original cocktail.
It combines cranberry juice with orange extract instead of the typical Cointreau.
In addition to lime juice, this mocktail gets a fizzy upgrade with a splash of club soda.
If you think the name of this drink is a mouthful, wait until you try it!
A traditional bellini is a combination of peach juice and prosecco. This mocktail is a major upgrade to the
two-ingredient brunch cocktail.
It combines fresh and frozen berries and peaches in a puree, topped off with a pour of Martinelli’s sparkling cider.
This simple three-ingredient mocktail is an elegant drink for special occasions.
It’s a combination of apple cider, sparkling water, and mixed berry syrup, which you make from scratch by boiling frozen mixed berries with sugar.
The berry and apple add a depth of fruity flavors, while the soda water helps temper the sweetness.
Martinelli’s is a centuries-old sparkling cider producer, so they’ve had plenty of time to create sparkling cider cocktails. This sparkling cider mocktail from their repertoire makes a pitcher of fizzy, fruity punch.
It combines citrus, pineapple, and cider with crushed ice and a few sprigs of mint leaves for garnish.
mocktail with the elegant taste of fall, this Sparkling Citrus Pomegranate Mocktail uses all-natural juices with no added sweeteners or chemical-laden sodas.
Pomegranate juice is a rich, velvety drink with the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Adding lime juice and orange juice enhances tart and sweet in equal measures.
This recipe makes one drink, but you can easily scale it up for a New Years' crowd.
Despite their foreboding name, blood oranges are a gorgeous addition to any recipe, both for color and flavor.
They’re sweeter than regular navel oranges, and their blood-red interior turns a light pink at the peel.
This sparkling blood orange mocktail combines freshly squeezed blood orange juice with vanilla and honey for the ultimate winter decadence.
Your kids will appreciate this sinfully sweet mocktail as much as you will.
It’s a simple two-ingredient bright pink blend of cream soda and pink lemonade. If you can’t find pink lemonade, you can add grenadine to the drink to achieve the desired color.
I like to garnish it with a pink sugar rim.
A French 75 is
a historic cocktail originating in Paris during the first world war, consisting of gin, champagne, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
This French 75 mocktail is a whimsical take on its alcoholic counterpart, using a pop-rock swivel for the garnish and sweetener.
Instead of gin, this mocktail uses orange bitters to create a botanical flavor.
There’s nothing more nostalgic and delicious than a root beer float, but for New Years, you can dress it up a bit with this more refined sparkling sorbet float recipe.
It has you make your own fall-inspired sorbet by blending frozen cranberries and strawberries with sugar until creamy.
You spoon a few scoops of sorbet into a martini glass and top it off with sparkling grape juice.
Lava lamps adorn every adolescent’s bedroom with a mesmerizing globular light show.
You’ll be equally mesmerized with this drinkable version, watching dried cranberries float up through bubbly ginger ale in a champagne fluke.
I love how the dried cranberries absorb the ginger ale, ending every sip with a chewy finish.
This mocktail is all about the garnishes and assembly. Its list of “ingredients” is more like a list of equipment for you and your kids to decorate a glass of sparkling cider.
True to its name, this mocktail skewers different colored gummy bears onto a stick and places it in the cider glass along with a swivel straw.
Make these New Year’s Eve mocktails for your sober guests or for kids to join in on the fun!
If you are drinking, check out
our favorite New Year’s cocktails!
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!
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