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Simple Drinks for New Years

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Simple Drinks for New Years - Party Planners

Whether you’re thinking about throwing a party for New Year’s Eve or just having a small family reunion, it’s always good to plan things ahead. Drinks are an important aspect when it comes to planning the night between years, so if you’re not exactly sure what to serve your guests, here are some simple drinks for New Years that you can’t go wrong with.

These drinks are easy to make, go well at a festive moment like this, and most importantly, they’re fun to try as they allow you to experiment and surprise your guests.

While some will prefer straight Champagne, you can entice your friends or family with some irresistible Champagne cocktails that are ideal for this annual celebration. The recipes are pretty simple, and you will definitely win over your guests with the resulting drink. How do you prepare your simple drinks for New Years? Here are some ideas.


Ruby port (3/4 ounces)

Orange juice (3/4 ounces)

Brandy (1/4 ounces)

Champagne (4 ounces)


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add the port, orange juice, and brandy. Shake it well, and pour into a Champagne flute, then top with bubbly Champagne. It’s so simple, in less than three minutes, you’ll have a delightful drink to enchant your guests’ palates.

There are plenty of Champagne Punch recipes, and the following is one of the simplest. The fruity taste is its dominant characteristic, which makes it a light and zesty drink. By following the preparation instructions below you’ll have a whole Champagne punch bowl in no more than ten minutes.


Fruit punch, frozen and thawed, but only partially (12 ounces)

Frozen strawberries (10 ounces)

Orange juice (2/3 cup)

Lemon juice (2 table spoons)

Ginger ale (24 ounces)

Water (3 cups)


Take an ice ring and place it in a punch bowl, then add the strawberries and fruit punch, pouring the water, lemon juice, and orange juice over them. Now, stir the mix to dissolve it. Finally, add ginger ale and Champagne, and your New Year’s Eve punch is ready.

These are just two of the simplest Champagne drinks that you could try for New Year’s. Feel free to experiment and try other ingredients with these basic recipes. Experimentation is fun, and you might get some surprisingly delicious results!

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