Hi there! I am trying to put together a list of alcoholic drinks I can make for a New Year's party using mostly ingredients I have on hand. I have some Smirnoff 100, Cointreau, and Everclear right now. I'm willing to pick up one or two more types of alcohol, and I can pick up any number of non-alcoholic ingredients for use in the drinks. What alcoholic beverages would you recommend based on these conditions?

Cocktail Colin says:

quote start
I found a cocktail that I think would be great for your New Year's party. Its main ingredients include Cointreau, vodka, and cranberry juice - all of which you have on hand. It's rated at 4.82/5, so it's a very popular choice! If you're willing to pick up just one more type of alcohol, you could also go for the Royal Cosmopolitan which includes champagne/prosecco, lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice. Both cocktails would be a hit at your party!
quote end
 Send this to a friend:

On this page

  • · · · · · ·   Answer
  • · · · · · ·   The cocktails
  • · · · · · ·   FAQ's


New Year's party

You asked: What drinks can I make for a New Year's party with vodka and Cointreau?. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders...

Lemon vodka (40 ml), Cointreau (15ml), Lime juice (15ml), Cranberry Juice (30 ml)

4 ingredients
4.82 / 5

Royal Cosmopolitan

The classic Cosmo, but with the royal addition of some champagne. We warned you...

Lime juice (7.5ml), Triple Sec (15ml), Cranberry Juice (30ml), Champagne / prosecco (Top up), Lemon vodka (30ml)

5 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Christmas Punch

With vodka and Cointreau providing the alcoholic kick, the fruit juices are perfectly balanced in this Christmas-orientated punch.

Vodka (240ml), Cointreau (240ml), Cranberry Juice (240ml), Lemon Juice (240ml), Sugar Syrup (120ml), Pomegranate Juice (480ml), Soda water (120ml)

7 ingredients
4.6 / 5


The Spark cocktail is a fruity blend perfect for those who appreciate a citrusy tang juxtaposed with the sweetness of...

Orange juice (120ml), Cranberry Juice (120ml), Grain Alcohol (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.96 / 5

Party Punch

I put this drink together when I was looking for something to put in a hollowed out pineapple shell, using...

Vodka (90ml), Peach Schnapps (30ml), Pineapple Juice (60ml), Orange juice (120ml), Lemonade (90ml)

5 ingredients
3.73 / 5

Midori Illusion

The Midori Illusion is a vivid and tropical cocktail that is known for its enchanting green hue, which primarily comes...

Vodka (30ml), Cointreau (30ml), Pineapple Juice (Top up), Melon liqueur (30ml), White rum (30ml), Lemonade (Top up), Blue Curaçao (15ml)

7 ingredients
3.7 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

question icon image

What are popular cocktail themes for a New Year’s party?

Popular cocktail themes for New Year’s include champagne-based drinks, festive punch bowls, and classic cocktails with a twist, such as a sparkling mojito or a cranberry martini.

question icon image

What garnishes are festive for New Year's cocktails?

Festive garnishes include sugared or citrus rims, berries, herb sprigs like rosemary or mint, and edible glitter. These add a celebratory flair to New Year’s drinks.

question icon image

Can I prepare cocktails in advance for a party?

Yes, you can prepare many cocktails in advance, especially punches and batch cocktails. Just keep them chilled and add any carbonated ingredients just before serving.

question icon image

How can I make non-alcoholic versions of New Year’s cocktails?

You can create non-alcoholic versions by substituting spirits with flavored syrups, sparkling water, or non-alcoholic spirits and maintaining the other ingredients for flavor balance.

question icon image

What other types of drinks should I have at a New Year’s party?

Besides cocktails, consider offering a variety of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic options like mocktails, soda, and sparkling water to cater to all your guests' preferences.

build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar