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4 Gorgeous NYE Drink Recipes That Will Make You Swoon

JUNIPER and YU

Posted on December 31 2018

So long and farewell 2018.  This past year has been so good to us but we’re ready for bigger and better things to come. We’re celebrating New Year's Eve with our loved ones tonight and what better way to get the party going than to whip up some delicious drinks to commemorate the past year?  Here are some last minute recipes that not only look spectacular but is pretty easy to make too. 

 

Pink X-mas Smoothie

Who says that NYE drinks have to contain alcohol?  This delectable smoothie is a healthier alternative for those watching their waistline.  Heck, we’d choose this drink over anything any day. How can anyone resist a pink smoothie with a cute gingerbread man cookie on top? Made with frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, almond milk, vanilla and speculoos spice, this smoothie will definitely be a special treat for anyone.

 

pink smoothie with raspberries, whipped cream, and gingerbread men cookies

 

What you need:

1 ¼ cup frozen raspberries

1 frozen banana

1 ½ cup almond milk

½ cup of natural yogurt

A couple teaspoons of sweetener of choice

A handful of ice cubes

 

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a mixer and blend away until smooth and creamy. (Optional: Top it off with whipped cream, add a dash of vanilla powder and speculoos spice)

 

 

Sugared Cranberry Spritzers

Cranberries are such a festive, seasonal berry and it’s the perfect ingredient to use to create celebratory cocktails.  This sweet and tart cranberry spritzer recipe by Sand and Sisal is super simple to make and will put everyone in the holiday spirit. 

 

cranberry spritzer cocktails in champagne flutes with sugared cranberry sticks

 

Directions:

Pour 1 ounce of 100% cranberry juice into champagne flutes

Pour in some bubbly Prosecco

Garnish with a sugared cranberry stir stick

 

Sugared cranberry stir stick recipe:

Combine ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir the sugar for about 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Toss in fresh cranberries until fully coated.  Using a mesh strainer spoon, transfer the coated cranberries to a wire rack and let it dry for at least 30 minutes.  Roll cranberries in a bowl of sugar until they’re well coated.  Grab a stir stick and add on the cranberries.


 

Turtle Dove

It’s just not the holidays without eggnog. This cozy cocktail recipe by Cocktail Academy will surely make you want to throw in another log and sit by the crackling fireplace as you countdown to 2019.  Made with delicious rum, almond milk eggnog, topped with a dash of cinnamon, this cocktail will make anyone feel warm and cozy during this cold winter season.

 

festive holiday eggnog cocktail in glass with cinnamon sticks

 

Ingredients:

2 oz of rum (spiced or unspiced)

1 oz of almond milk eggnog (or any other eggnog)

A dash of orgeat syrup (or any sweetener of choice)

1 egg white

Grated nutmeg and cinnamon

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, pour in almond milk eggnog and stir in rum.  Add a dash of orgeat syrup and mix well.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a ¼ cup of sugar until it forms soft, white peaks. Fold in the egg whites into the bowl.  Serve the cocktail in cups topped with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

 

Winter Blueberry Latte

Have any extra blueberries laying around in the fridge? This winter latte recipe by dessert and brekkie queen, Virpi Mikkonen, is the perfect drink to try this time of year.  Blended with fresh, juicy blueberries, oat milk and festive spices, this winter latte will easily become anyone’s favorite.  It’s a perfect and healthy drink to sip on while ringing in the New Year.

 

blueberry lattes in glass cups on marble countertop

 

Ingredients:

1 heaping tablespoon or more of fresh or frozen blueberries

1 ½ cup of oat milk

Dash of cardamom spice, cinnamon and vanilla

Organic raw honey or any sweetener of choice

 

Directions:

Add all the ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.

Pour the mixture in a medium saucepan and over medium heat. Heat the mixture quickly and add organic raw honey (or any other sweetener).  Pour into a glass, add few blueberries and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

As we look back at 2018, there’s just so many things to be grateful for.  With all of the ups and downs that life has brought over the past year, we’re so glad to be where we are right now.  We hope you feel the same.  So, with all that said, let’s raise our cocktails (or smoothies) and welcome all of the good things that 2019 will bring.  Cheers and a very Happy New Year!

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