Top Five Must Try Cocktails For New Years

New Years is almost here and what better way to celebrate with a couple of delicious cocktails!

Every year I deliberate as to what cocktails to choose- and one of the bonuses of our hot, hot holiday period is that tropical, summer cocktails are just what the doctor ordered.

I have put together my list of my top five must try cocktails for this year, and let us know what your favourites are in the comments below!

1. Cin Cin

60mL Cinzano Biano
120mL dry ginger ale
lemon wedges
cucumber slice

Build in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir through and garnish with a cucumber slice and two lemon wedges squeezed in. Almost like a alcoholic iced tea, this dry drink is a perfect starter on a hot summers night.

2. Bellini

1/2 ounce peach liqueur
1 ounce peach juice or nectar
Chilled champagne or sparkling wine

Pour liqueur and juice into a chilled champagne flute. Slowly top up with champagne or sparkling wine. A fruity cocktail is always a winner!

3. French Martini

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/4 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1/4 Pineapple juice
1 twist lemon peel
Pour each of the above into a tall bar glass. Shake with ice, pour into a cocktail or martini glass, and serve. I like to serve these in miniature cocktail glasses as a fun starter!

4. Mojito

2 ounces white rum
8 mint leaves
Half a lime, chopped
1/2 ounce sugar syrup; club soda
Ice cubes

Mash up mint, lime, and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add a scoop of ice, then the rum. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled tumbler 1 inch from the rim; top up with club soda.

5. Pina Colada

1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 ounce coconut cream
1/2 ounce Malibu
3 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce sugar syrup
1 cup crushed ice
Pineapple leaves

Place all ingredients but the pineapple leaves in a blender and blend until the consistency of shaved ice. Pour into a large, chilled cocktail glass; garnish with leaves. If you like Pina Coladas…you know the rest!




  • Reply issy_10 Monday 13th May, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    BEST Pina Colada! mmmm yum

  • Reply ebbylulu Monday 4th February, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    just seen these but must try them

  • Reply Raquel24 Sunday 6th January, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    wow they all sound amazing!! I want to try them all yummy!!! 🙂

  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 6th January, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I think I’d like all of the drinks except Pina Colada…not really into it.

  • Reply amanda6393 Thursday 3rd January, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Mmmm. Pina Colada….nothing better on a hot summer day!

  • Trish_D
    Reply Trish_D Monday 31st December, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I’m totally allergic to alcohol, in any form. Really!!!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 31st December, 2012 at 10:05 am

    The Bellini sounds delicious!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 31st December, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for the cocktails-Pina Colada for me

  • Reply dj23249 Monday 31st December, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Pina Colada’s are one of my favourite drinks but the Bellini sounds tasty also. Probably will have both this New Years. Best wishes to all

  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Feel like having each one of them!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    French Martini sounds good!

    My fave at the moment is the Gold Digger: 1 part lemon juice, 2 parts cloudy apple juice, and 3 parts Vanilla Galliano. It’s both sweet and sour…yummy!

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Breast feeding, so no alcohol for me this New Year…

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  • Reply maggielyly Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    cool =)

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 3:04 pm


  • Reply Jane Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Mojito’s are my favourite.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 1:27 pm


  • Reply T1NA Sunday 30th December, 2012 at 10:59 am

    love pina coladas!

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