Easy Cocktail Recipes for New Year’s Eve

Imagine easy Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays. Get ready to make this New Year’s Eve one your guests will never forget! Put down the ordinary champagne bottles and beer cases and take a chance on something special – impress them with an exquisite signature cocktail. From martinis to margaritas, mules to mojitos, here’s our collection of some favorite drink recipes for you explore as you plan that party menu. So raise your glass in style this holiday season; it sure looks like there’ll be no shortage of amazing cocktails!

A New Year’s Easy Cocktail Recipe Roundup

Signature Wine Cocktails

Mulled Wine is a spicy, elegant drink that any merlot lover will fall for. It’s warm, flavorful, and traditional without being stale.

Home made Sangria Wine offers up a festive cocktail and you can change up the fruit based on what is in season.


Skinny Margarita is a festive signature drink to serve on New year’s Eve or at any party! I made the last batch with Blackberry Honey and muddled fresh blackberries in the glass and it was terrific.

Bourbon and honey are a perfect match for this time of the year. This signature cocktail is warm and bright, just like the holiday season.

Butter Bean Honey posing with bourbon before it's added for Easy Cocktail Recipes

Our Eastern Shore Honey Moscow Mule is made with none-other-than Eastern Shore Honey. It will warm your guests as it becomes the life of the party. The mugs make this cocktail different.

Mojitos really are a classic summer drink, and this recipe for Honey Mojitos makes the classic cocktail extra special. Hailing from Cuba, mojitos are cool, sweet, refreshing and well suited for the occasion.

Try this Skinny Rye Crush. It’s delicious and almost guilt-free. Almost. Maryland-made if you happen to be in Maryland, excellent for a Maryland theme party.

Rye Crush set with Sagamore Rye, fresh squeezed orange juice our honey and candles on wood cutting board
Skinny Rye Crush

This Cucumber Gin Cocktail easily fits any fancy get-together. Try adding in mint instead of rosemary for a cool and crisp alternative. We love making cocktails with Hendricks Gin.

This sweetheart martini is sure to set the mood for the evening.

Sweetheart martini with blueberry honey martini glass and cocktail shaker
Sweetheart Martini

Don’t forget the garnish! Our Honey Lollipops make such a special garnish to any cocktail! I have been known to crush them into tiny pieces and rim a cocktail with them.

Kara's Old Fashioned at the Tillery on a table

This Pomegranate Beer Shandy is a great unusual drink for your parties. Made with beer and fruit juice, it’s not too sweet but still bubbly and colorful!

Spirit-free libation

Honey Ginger Iced Tea would be a great drink for a party if you spiked it with a shot or two of your favorite vodka. Or, blend it together with a hard lemonade for a half and half like no other!

Sparkling strawberry lemonaide with ginger mocktail for non-drinkers make the occasion celebratory without alchohol.

This New Year’s Eve, don’t be afraid to put down the ordinary champagne bottles and beer cases in favor of something special – like a signature cocktail. Show your guests that you’re ready to ring in the new year with style by whipping up one (or more!) of these delicious drinks. From martinis to margaritas, mules to mojitos, we’ve got you covered with our collection of favorite recipes. So raise your glass in style this holiday season; it sure looks like there’ll be no shortage of amazing cocktails! If you make any of these cocktails, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!