Add a zing to the celebrations this New Year’s Eve with our collection of celebratory cocktails for all occasion from festive parties to intimate gatherings.
Just the two of you
The classic Champagne Cocktail has been around for more than 150 years and is the perfect cocktail for a romantic New Year’s Eve for two. Substitute the traditional sugar lump for a teaspoon of mango or passion fruit sorbet to give this cocktail a fresh Indian Ocean twist.
1 sugar cube (or teaspoon of sorbet)
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Place the sugar cube at the bottom of a champagne flute, pour over the bitters so that the sugar soaks it up. Add the brandy. When you’re ready to serve pour over the champagne.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
This refreshing punch combining the sweet and sour of pomegranate, orange and lime with the fizz of champagne or sparkling wine is perfect for a New Year’s Eve gathering with friends.
Ingredients (serves 12)
1 litre pomegranate juice
1 bottle champagne/sparkling wine
250ml orange juice
Pomegranate seeds, orange and lime slices to garnish
Combine ingredients in a punch bowl. Pour into glasses over ice with pomegranate seeds.
Happy New Year
This aptly named champagne cocktail with brandy and port will make sure the party really does go with a bang.
2cl ruby port
2cl orange juice Champagne
Pour brandy, port and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne glass and top up with champagne.
Sunshine in a glass
Tropical Champagne Cocktail
If you’re not lucky enough to be celebrating the New Year on an idyllic Indian Ocean island, why not recreate the warm sunshine of the region in a cocktail.
2cl dark rum
2cl orange juice
2-3 dashes passion-fruit syrup
2-3 dashes lemon juice Champagne
Combined rum, orange juice, passion-fruit syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne glass and top up with champagne.
- For more cocktail recipe ideas try our Mauritian Rum Cocktail from Constance Le Prince Maurice
- Take a cocktail mixing master class at Constance Halaveli’s Jing Bar.