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Raise the Bar: Fun & Festive New Year’s Cocktails

As if we needed an excuse to round up our favorite tasty cocktails, here are 10 party-worthy concoctions perfect for toasting to the new year this Saturday!



Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito from Chef Savvy


Mojitos aren’t just for sunny summer days by the pool! This festive libation is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Yes, it’s a little time consuming making the cranberry reduction, but don’t cheat and mix in cranberry juice in lieu of fresh cranberries—you’ll thank yourself later!


Rosemary Gin Fizz from Cookie & Kate


So simple and quick to make, this refreshing gin concoction should be your new holiday party staple. The fresh rosemary offers unexpected but delightful flavor you and your guests will love!


Norwegian Forest Cocktail from Sweet Paul


Impress your guests with this super festive, and Instagram-worthy cocktail. The perfect medley of fresh fruit with just a touch of rosemary and some ginger ale for sparkle and fizz—we’ll take two!


Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria from Justine Celina

Who doesn’t love sangria? This festive seasonal version with champagne as the base in lieu of wine, is full of flavor and looks pretty to boot. Whip up a batch in a bowl to serve to a crowd, punch-style!


Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail from Lauren Conrad


Your inner-child will be swooning after your first sip of this sweet cocktail! Cotton candy and champagne all in one glass? We can’t think of a drink more apropos of a party than this one!


Pomegranate Margaritas from So… Let’s Hang Out


Perfect for a few friends or a crowd, margaritas are always the just-right party cocktail! This version lends a festive twist incorporating seasonal pomegranate flavors to the mix.


Funfetti Cake Batter Martini from She Knows


What’s a party without cake—and who says your cake can’t be served in a glass? We’re sure there’s nothing more festive than a cocktail with garnish reminiscent of confetti. #yum


French 75 from Design Darling  


Bubbly and tart, this sparkling cocktail is the perfect one to sip while you wait to welcome 2017!


Blackberry Thyme Champagne from Crumb Kitchen


A colorful take on classic NYE champs, you’re sure to impress your friends and family when you mix up this unique and palette-pleasing cocktail!


Vanilla, Pepper and Thyme Martini from What Should I Make For…


Ring in the new year with a little spice! An unexpected pairing of sweet vanilla and spicy pepper, along with herbaceous thyme blend together to make a killer cocktail your guests will talk about all evening.


Pretty-Up Your Champs via The Sweetest Occasion


For the purists who like to ring in the new year with a glass (or four) of bubbly, we love these tips on ways to dress up your champagne!



Happy New Year from all of us at Annie Selke!

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Justine | JustineCelina.com January 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Thank you so much for including my Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria, Annie! Cheers to a fantastic 2017 for us all. 🙂


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