It’s time to ring in the New Year with this elegant cocktail menu. Mix and match these scrumptious dishes to create the perfect menu for your midnight soirée. With these easy, crowd-pleasing recipes you’ll be able to mingle with your guests, prep the fireworks, and still have time to smooch your love when the clock strikes twelve.
So, start practicing the words to “Auld Lang Syne” and get out your champagne flutes, because it is time to welcome a New Year in style.
Not everyone likes loud and luscious libations, so to start, here are three mocktails to satisfy all of your guests from ages 1 to 92.
Then, you’ll find three recipes for merry alcohol-laden drinks.
Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño Lemonade
This zesty beverage gets its zing from fresh jalapeños and its sweetness from fresh strawberries.
This recipe is finished with lemon juice and served over ice for a treat that will entice your guests.
Pineapple Cider Wassail
Warm spices and various fruit juices mix together in this recipe that is sure to keep your guests cozy as they ring in the New Year.
Fizzy Pear Ginger Punch
Seltzer, ginger syrup, candied ginger, and fresh ginger make this recipe a fizzy flavor-packed punch.
Your guests will be delighted as they sip on this pear juice-based mocktail.
New Year’s Eve just wouldn’t be the same without champagne, so why not mix it into a punch for your guests to enjoy?
This punch recipe packs quite a powerful kick with Grand Marnier, brandy, Chambord, and celebratory champagne.
Tom and Jerry
The spices of the holiday season infuse this frothy beverage with New Year’s Eve cheer.
Get your guests’ in the party mood and satisfy their sweet tooth with this warm brandy and rum-laced spirit.
Serve this recipe to your guests for a New Year’s Eve Twist on the typical Mexican margarita, because champagne and tequila are the perfect spirits to get a party started.
Not every snack is created equally, so serve your loved ones any (or all) of these delicious recipes that’ll bring in the New Year with good vibes.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip is tried-and-true party favorite, and this recipe is as easy as it gets.
Just throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and you are free to take care of more important things.
Very Green Vegan Flatbread Pizza
With kale pesto as the foundation of this recipe, even your most carnivorous friend will be caught eyeing the last piece of this flatbread.
Shrimp Cocktail with Basil Dipping Sauce
The classic shrimp cocktail recipe gets a modern update with a Greek yogurt, basil, and lemon sauce.
Feel free to make this recipe a day ahead, keep it in the fridge, and pull it out as your guests start pouring in.
These main course options will suit every taste, from the carnivores to the vegans.
Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon
Pull this salt-encrusted fish from the oven and watch your guests gaze with delight as you crack open this lemon-scented, herb-infused main dish.
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Bake
This warm and hearty eggplant casserole is the perfect way to ring in the New Year.
An accoutrement of delectable vegetables and fresh herbs make this dish not only an appetizing way to celebrate the holiday, but a nourishing way to celebrate it, too.
Perfect Prime Rib With Red Wine Jus
Luxurious prime rib is roasted to a mahogany brown and then drown in a fragrant red wine au jus, this recipe is just about as celebratory as you can get.
What is a good dinner menu without hearty side dishes that warm you from the inside out?
Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs
Put a spin on the typical mashed potatoes that adorn your holiday table with this rich recipe.
These olive oil-based mashed potatoes have a fruity olive flavor that is complimented by a variety of fragrant herbs.
Lemony-Garlic White Bean Salad with Hemp Seed Pesto
Spicy arugula and creamy cannelini beans pair nicely in this recipe that is sure to keep the party poppin’ until midnight.
This vegan recipe packs a hemp seed and tangy lemon pucker that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
This 5-ingredient recipe allows the bacon and asparagus to steal the show in this side dish.
Crisped, velvety bacon and roasted asparagus are always the best way to go when feeding a crowd.
These dessert recipes are so delicious, you’ll want to savor every last sweet bite.
Pink Lemonade Pie
Make this dessert the day before and keep it in the ice box until you are ready to serve it.
This colorful pie will delight your guests with a pop of pink once it is sliced.
Darn Good Chocolate Cake
This recipe uses instant chocolate pudding, packaged devil’s food cake mix, and sour cream to make easily one of the best chocolate cakes you will ever put in your mouth.
Make your own frosting or use the store bought kind, either way this cake is a surefire winner.
Boozy Party in a Glass Parfaits
Chambord, Grand Marnier, and a store bought pound cake make this recipe simple and elegant.
Top with edible gold flakes and toast the New Year in style.