New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes

Wow, how are we talking about New Years Eve cocktail recipes already? Where the hell did the year go? This hasn’t exactly been an epic year, though I can say I’ve had worse. I’ve got high hopes for 2010 2011, and this time around, I have a whole new arsenal of weapons to achieve my goals: a renewed sense of purpose and an improved outlook on life. Good Things ™ are planned this year, and I fully intend to make this the best I’ve had in a very long time! Anyone who disagrees can schedule a one-on-one meeting with my boot.

For now, it’s officially New Years Eve. I’m not really into the hard core party thing anymore, but I do love a creatively mixed cocktail recipe. I also have this little love affair with the bubbly, so I’m going to share with you a few fabulous drink combos to help you ring in the new year with style.

New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes

  • Are you a Battlestar Galactica fan? Then you’ll love Josh’s geeky cocktail recipes, the Olympic Carrier and the New Caprica: Bartending in Fantasy Land: The Golden Café 2010
  • Who has a caps lock key and loves chocolate martinis? THIS GIRL!
  • If you’ve got oranges in your area, I highly recommend this Blood Orange Margarita recipe. Uber yum.
  • You gotta love these champagne cocktail recipes, including the French 75, La Vie en Rose, and Death at Dusk. Watch out: serious day-after headache fodder here.
  • Why not try the The Big O? Essentially, this is a screwdriver with more personality.
  • For a more seasonal beverage, I recommend the Cranberry Amaretto Kiss.
  • Ever heard of the lovely Poinsettia Cocktail Recipe? Yeah, me neither.
  • If you’re into bitter drinks, try the Bittercup, a spiffy cocktail recipe for those who prefer a drink that bites back.
  • And guess what? There’s an entire blog dedicated to jello shot recipes.

Dealing with the Aftermath

Too many New Years Eve cocktails? For the morning after, check out these tried and true tips for avoiding (or coping with) a hellacious New Years Day hangover.

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Comments from other ninjas:

  1. Alisa Bowman says

    I can’t believe someone can find that much to say about Jello shots to start a whole blog about them. Amazing.

    Thanks for pointing out the other drinks! Happy new year!
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    • steph says

      Indeed. Then I made some and we only ate 1/4 of them… now they’re taking over our fridge! What the hell are we supposed to do with them after the fact?!

  2. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart says

    We are such stay-at-home geeks, but I enjoyed the pretty photo and the idea of adult beverages.
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    • steph says

      I am too, these days. But we still made some jello shots for home, but didn’t even come close to eating them all!

  3. Jen Haupt says

    What fun, colorful drinks. I can’t wait to try them over the long weekend.
    Happy New Year, Stephanie – Jen
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  4. sarah henry says

    Thanks, Stephanie, for reminding me to go bid on Matt’s photog class over at Menu for Hope.
    .-= Check out sarah henry

    • steph says

      Me too! Actually, I only had a few sips of champagne. The headache the next day was just too much to confront. 😉

      Happy New Year!

  5. Jennifer Margulis says

    When you come to Ashland, Girlfriend, we are going to have to go out drinking and get the local bartenders to make us some of these (we’ll conveniently forget that I am nursing…) Yum.

  6. Nancy Baggett says

    Love the pic. Love champagne, too, & will drink it in spite of next day headache. Have enjoyed your blog in 2010. Happy New Year!


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