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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 7 December 2023

See in the New Year as you mean to go on with an elegant cocktail, with recipes ranging from a Venetian twist on a Manhattan to an espresso martini.

The Persephone

The Persephone

by Georgina Hayden
from Taverna

Taking its name from the ancient Greek myth, this sparking cocktail combines prosecco, pomegranates, and a simple home-made rose syrup to create a drink worthy of the gods.

stocking filler cocktail recipe

Hendrick’s Stocking Filler Cocktail

by Hendrick’s Gin, Ally Martin

Looking to put those leftover Christmas tangerines to good use? This bright and zesty cocktail combines gin and, fresh citrus juice, and sparkling wine for the ultimate festive fizz.

Venetian Manhattan

Venetian Manhattan

by Russell Norman
from Venice

From his Venice cookbook, Russell Norman adds a refined Italian twist to the cocktail classic, mixing a dash of sweet vermouth with Vecchia Romagna and angosturia bitters. Top it all off with an amerena cherry, and you’ve got an ever-so-sophisticated cocktail to keep your party guests happy.

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

by Tony Conigliaro
from Drinks

Speaking of Venice… this stunning ruby red cocktail from Tony Conigliaro’s book, Drinks, features Campari, grapefruit bitters, prosecco and orange for a sophisticated toast to the new year.

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci’s Christmas Cocktail

by Stanley Tucci
from Taste

Stanley Tucci puts a festive spin on the Cosmopolitan with cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and pomegranate seeds. Top it with a raspberry, a mint leaf, and a sprig of rosemary.

Ainsley Harriott’s Bitter Orange and Cardamom Martini

Ainsley Harriott’s Bitter Orange and Cardamom Martini

Infused with the flavours of orange and cardamom, this deeply spiced cocktail is perfect sophistication. 

PX Espresso Martini

PX Espresso Martini

from Morito

Ensure you stay awake until midnight with this luxurious and rich Espresso Martini from Morito.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail

New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete with a refined and simple Champagne cocktail, like this triple sec and cognac laced concoction from Simon Hopkinson Cooks.

Sherry Cobbler

Sherry Cobbler

by Richard Godwin

Perfect for using up any sherry leftover from Christmas, this recipe from The Spirits calls for whatever fruit takes your fancy for a super seasonal tipple.

Chocolate Vodka

Chocolate Vodka

by DK Publishing

If you have a few days to go before the 31st, why not try making your own Chocolate-infused vodka to really impress? This recipe from Craft Spirits encourages you to add other spices into the mix to create a truly bespoke infusion.


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