Christmas is over, so now you can focus all your efforts on preparing for the most important party of the year: New Year's Eve. Whether you plan on going to a giant event or blacking out on your friend's floor, here are three drinks to get your 2015 started right.
Cranberry Lime Sparkler:
- 4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 cup raspberry liqueur (Chambord)
- 1 liter lime sparkling water
Makes 8 servings.
This one is light on the alcohol, but it's delicious and the Chambord will make you feel like a bougie betch. The recipe makes a super huge amount, which is perfect for a big party, or getting shitfaced by yourself before the guests arrive. Or just make half, because the cranberry juice cocktail is not good for that diet.
Candy Cane Cocktail:
- 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
- 2 ounces strawberry vodka
- 4 dashes white creme de menthe
- 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
- Ice cubes
This one is straight from Martha Stewart, who is basically the OG betch. It has two kinds of alcohol, which is definitely a plus if you have to spend time with family. The crushed candy cane garnish looks super nice, but really don't stress about it because you can still get drunk without it.
- 1 part Kahlúa
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part Heavy Cream
This one won't win any awards for creativity, but it's so fucking good that no one will care. This is one of the few free passes for consuming heavy cream, so take advantage of the holiday season. Save the leftover Kahlúa for your hangover coffee in the morning!