21 Best New Year's Eve Drinks That Will Elevate Your Evening

21 Best New Year's Eve Drinks That Will Elevate Your Evening

This article originally appeared in Good Housekeeping.

New Year's Eve is practically synonymous with champagne. All season long, you see images of people popping bottles, clinking glasses, and making toasts. But just because the sparkling stuff is the star of the show on December 31 doesn't mean you can't enjoy other types of drinks on the holiday. In fact, we whole-heartedly recommend it. In addition to allowing you to test your bartending skills, serving a creative New Year's Eve drink menu of cocktails and mocktails will also wow everyone you watch the ball drop with. Not to mention, you just might find a new favorite winter drink you'll want to mix all season long.

Ahead, we've found the best New Year's Eve drinks to serve this year. These cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks highlight the best flavors of the season, including pomegranate, cherry, ginger, chocolate, and more. And because it's New Year's Eve, many of them include sparkling wine — which means you'll still get your champagne fix. No matter what you're doing this December 31 — whether you're watching a New Year's movie, planning your 2021 resolutions, or hosting a quarantine NYE party with members of your immediate household — you'll want to have one of these chic drinks on hand.

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