Enjoy New Beginnings with This Chic New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party Menu

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.

To Sip

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

Serious Eats
Serious Eats

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

Taste of Home
Taste of Home

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

Serious Eats
Serious Eats

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.

Champagne Punch

Foodie Crush
Foodie Crush

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

Punch
Punch Drink

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.

Champagne Margaritas

Gimme Some Oven
Gimme Some Oven

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.

To Snack

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

Damn Delicious
Damn Delicious

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

The Awesome Green
The Awesome Green

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

Cooking For Keeps
Cooking for Keeps

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.

To Feast

These main course options will suit every taste, from the carnivores to the vegans.

Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon

Serious Eats
Serious Eats

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

Layers of Happiness
Layers of Happiness

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

Serious Eats
Serious Eats

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.

To Side

What is a good dinner menu without hearty side dishes that warm you from the inside out?

Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs

Food Network
Food Network

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

Blissful Basil
Blissful Basil

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

Flour On My face
Flour on My Face

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.

To Savor

These dessert recipes are so delicious, you’ll want to savor every last sweet bite.

Pink Lemonade Pie

The Prepared Pantry
Prepared Pantry

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

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Food

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

The Cozy Apron
The Cozy Apron

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.

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