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Ring in the New Year Cocktail Round-Up

Get your blowers, party hats, and fancy cocktail glasses ready! It’s time to say good-bye to 2014 and welcome a bright, shiny, prosperous new year.

In order to properly ring in the New Year, you’re going to need something special to put in that fancy glass of yours. So, I compiled a list of my favorite cocktails from across the web for you to choose from.

New Year's Eve Cocktail Round-Up 2014 | www.themessybakerblog.com

My favorite way to celebrate any party is by the pitcher. I like to prepare several pitchers of sangria, punch, or margaritas so I don’t have to spend the entire night acting as head bartender. Call me lazy, but I prefer to enjoy the party.

Fruity Pineapple Sangria | www.themessybakerblog.com

Fruity Pineapple Sangria
Peach Prosecco Punch
Fruity Moscato Sangria

Winter Sangria (Photo courtesy of Bakeaholic Mama)

Winter Sangria (pictured above)
Pomegranate Party Punch
Cranberry Cider Punch
Strawberry Blood Orange Rum Punch

blood.orange.margarita.pitcher.recipe.5.1(Photo courtesy of Honestly Yum)

Blood Orange Margarita Pitchers (pictured above)
Pineapple Margarita
Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas

If you like your cocktails shaken, not stirred, this next section is for you!

Coconut Snickerdoodle Martini
Tangerine Gimlet

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martini(Recipe courtesy of A Cocktail Life)

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martini (pictured above)
Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Cranberry Orange Crush
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini

Next up, my favorite: bourbon!

Cranberry Sauce Bourbon Cocktail
Peach Jam Cobbler Bourbon Cocktail

Prickly Pear Cocktail recipe made with bourbon. This fall inspired cocktail is refreshing and crisp. | www.themessybakerblog.com (Prickly Pear Cocktail)

Winter Bourbon Smash
Maple Bourbon Cocktail
Apple Ginger Bourbon Fizz
Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

blackberry-sage-old-fashioned_web-600x900 (Photo courtesy of in sock monkey slippers)

Blackberry Sage Old-Fashioned (pictured above)
Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda

Slushies, sodas, and shakes–oh my!

Chocolate Kahlua Floats
Bourbon Toasted S’mores Milkshake (pictured below)

Bourbon Toasted S'mores Shake(Photo courtesy of Beyond Frosting)

Peach Wine Slushies
Cherry Limeade Margaritas
Bourbon Maple Pecan Apple Cider Float
Cranberry Lime Vodka Soda

Pineapple Mango Slush Cocktail | www.themessybakerblog.com (Pineapple Mango Slush)

Mulled wine, hot toddies, and spiked hot chocolate!

German Chocolate Cake Cocktail
Hot Cocoa Martini
Bourbon-Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
Orange-Cinnamon Spiked Hot Chocolate
Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy (Photo courtesy of She Wears Many Hats)

However you decide to celebrate New Year’s Eve, make it a fun one (but be safe)!

5 Responses to “Ring in the New Year Cocktail Round-Up”

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    Julia — December 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    SO many delicious cocktails! I had better get started RIGHTNOW! Beautiful roundup, m’dear!

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    Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking — January 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Happy New Year, Jennie!

    I’m absolutely salivating over how amazing each and every one of these cocktails look. I must admit that I’m a spirit and cocktail girl. I don’t like wine or beer, but hand me a cocktail and I’m happy!

    Going to bookmark this page as I didn’t drink last night for NYE!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Happy New Year, my friend! Loving this collection! So many delicious and gorgeous drinks! Pinned!

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    Ashley — January 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Happy New Year! And I’m so with you – pitcher drinks for parties are the way to go!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — January 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    HNY! cheers!! :D

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