30 December 2017

Cocktails for Your 2018 Midnight Toast



Counting down until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve isn't complete without someone in line to kiss and a tasty tipple in your hand!


Whilst champagne is traditionally the celebratory drink of choice to ring in the new year, I've gathered together some of the most memorable cocktail delights that'll knock a plain glass o'bubbly right back into 2017.


A new year is all about starting anew, fresh and embarking upon new adventures so start the change early with some tutti-frutti liquid fun! With zippy flavours to tease your party tastebuds and striking colours, these tasty tipples will get your body moving and grooving on a night made for out-of-the-ordinary tomfoolery and mischief!



It's time to get the bubbly, get the wine, the mixers, the spirits and the obligatory fruit, it's time to get it all and celebrate in style!


Champagne Margaritas 

For full recipe details visit: delish.com

  • Fresh lime juice
  • Silver tequila
  • Orange liqueur
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • Lime wedges (rim garnish)
  • Salt (rim garnish)

Jingle Juice

For full recipe details visit: delish.com

  • Cranberry & Apple juice
  • 2 bottles of red mascato
  • Bottle of prosecco
  • Vodka
  • Frozen cranberries
  • Mint leaves
  • Sugar (for rimming glasses)
  • Lime (cut for garnish)


Cranberry Orange Punch

For full recipe details visit: delish.com

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Vodka
  • Sprite
  • Orange & lemon slices (garnish)

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss

For full recipe details visit: marthastewart.com

  • Mint infused syrup
  • Cranberry juice
  • Raspberries
  • Crushed cookies (rim garnish)
  • Vodka
  • Ice cubes


Turquoise Sip

For full recipe details visit: suziesweettooth.com

  • Pineapple juice
  • Blue curacao
  • Sparkling wine/ Prosecco
  • Sparkling sugar (for rim)

Strawberry Lime Champagne Kiss

For full recipe details visit: savorynothings.com

  • Strawberry puree
  • Lime juice
  • Pink champagne
  • Sliced strawberries, lime wedges and mint sprigs (for garnish)


Lemon Raspberry Fizz

For full recipe details visit: cookingchanneltv.com

  • Limoncello liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Champagne or sparkling water

Sparkling Sangria Fizz

For full recipe details visit: cookingchanneltv.com

  • Chilled sparkling mineral water/seltzer
  • Peach brandy
  • Chilled cava
  • Fruit assortment: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries (for decor)


Salted Caramel Pecan Sour

For full recipe details visit: bbcgoodfood.co.uk

  • Finely chopped pecans
  • Caster Sugar
  • Vodka
  • 3 egg whites
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Fresh clementine juice
  • Drops of chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated orange slices (garnish)
  • Nutmeg (to serve)

Tequila Sunrise

For full recipe details visit: bbc.co.uk/food

  • Tequila
  • Orange juice
  • Grenadine
  • Orange slice & maraschino cherry (to garnish)


The Paloma

For full recipe details visit: bonappetit.com

  • Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Tequila or mescal
  • Club Soda
  • Kosher salt & grapefruit wedge (to garnish)

Sex On The Beach

For full recipe details visit: goodtoknow.co.uk

  • Vodka
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Ice
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon slices, maraschino cherry and mint sprigs (to garnish)


White Gin Fizz

For full recipe details visit: diffordsguide.com

  • Dry gin
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup
  • Lemon sorbet
  • Soda (to top up)

Aviation Fizz

For full recipe details visit: liquor.com

  • Gin
  • Maraschino liqueur
  • Lemon juice
  • Creme de violette or Creme Yvette


Apple Prosecco Punch

For full recipe details visit: bbcgoodfood.co.uk

  • Cloudy apple juice
  • Vodka
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Ice
  • 1 green apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced

Peach Punch

For full recipe details visit: bbcgoodfood.co.uk

  • Bottle rose wine
  • Zest & juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • Peach schnapps
  • 1 peach. sliced
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • Ice
  • Soda water or tonic


Eastern Breeze

For full recipe details visit: bbcgoodfood.co.uk

  • Vodka
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves
  • Apple juice
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate 


Love, Sarah

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