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14 Celebratory Sips to Ring In the New Year - Even With the Kids

It is almost here! Just a few more days until everyone will be celebrating a New Year, 2014. There will be festivities all over the world as one ball after another drops. Why don’t you plan a simple party to celebrate at your house? My friends and I have included recipes for 14 celebratory sips to help you and your friends ring in the New Year. Most of these can be non-alcoholic so the kids can celebrate with you, too.

  • 14 New Year’s Cocktails 1 of 15
    14 New Year's Sips

    Follow the link to 14 celebratory drinks to bring in the New Year. Many of these cocktails can be made as non-alcoholic so the kids can celebrate, too. 

  • Pomegranate Mimosa Cocktail 2 of 15
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    Pomegranate mimosa cocktail made with champagne, orange juice, and pomegranate juice is a colorful and delicious drink to celebrate the New Year.  Make it kid friendly by omitting the champagne and use ginger ale or Sprite instead. 

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Raspberry Sorbet Bubblies 3 of 15
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    Raspberry sorbet bubblies made with frozen sorbet, fruit flavored drink, and champagne are a colorful and delicious drink for the New Year celebration.

    Source:  A Farm Girl's Dabbles

  • Old-Fashioned Eggnog 4 of 15
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    A favorite traditional drink to celebrate the New Year is old fashioned eggnog made with eggs, heavy cream, whiskey, and rum.

    Source:  Brown Eyed Baker

  • Red Wine Sangria 5 of 15
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    Red wine sangria is a great party drink with orange and pomegranate juice, triple sec, red wine, and brandy. To make this drink kid-friendly, leave out the alcohol and add sparkling red grape juice.

    Source:  Love and Olive Oil

  • Passion Punch 6 of 15
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    Passion punch is a low calorie cranberry and champagne cocktail for the holidays. Just leave the champagne out for a drink the kids will love for their celebration. 

    Source:  Pizzazzerie

  • Double Berry Martini 7 of 15
    Double Berry Cocktail

    Double berry martini includes raspberries and cranberries, vodka, and Crystal Light Raspberry Ice Drink mix. Omit the vodka and it will be a great fruity drink for the kids. 

    Source:  Pizzazzerie

  • Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini 8 of 15
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    Maple cranberry bourbon martini looks so festive and is both tart and sweet with cranberries and maple syrup. Leave out the bourbon and add sparkling cranberry juice for ones the kids will love. 

    Source:  Family Fresh Cooking

  • Cookies and Cream Cocktail 9 of 15
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    Cookies and cream cocktail is a simple holiday drink made with Bailey's Irish Cream, Creme de Cacao, and heavy cream. 

    Source:  Simple Bites

  • Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned 10 of 15
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    Apple cinnamon old fashioned has the sweetness of apple butter added to the bourbon for a delicious holiday drink, Instead of alcohol, add apple cider for the kiddos.

    Source:  A Spicy Perspective

  • Champagne Punch 11 of 15
    Champagne Punch

    Champagne punch with raspberry and orange liqueur looks so festive for a New Year celebration. To make this a non-alcoholic drink for the kids, omit champagne and add sparkling white grape juice, and add orange juice and cranberrry juice instead of the orange and raspberry liqueurs. 

    Source:  A Spicy Perspective

  • Spiced Manhattan Cocktail 12 of 15
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    Spiced manhattan is made with infused vermouth that contains cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and cayenne for a little heat with the spice. 

    Source:  A Spicy Perspective

  • Cranberry Pear Rum Cooler 13 of 15
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    Cranberry pear rum cooler is made with Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash drink, rum, and pears.

    Source:  The Little Kitchen

  • Cherry Whiskey Smash Cocktail 14 of 15
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    Cherry whiskey smash cocktail is beautiful with its red color and delicious with cherry juice, amaretto, Jack Daniels, and brandy. 

    Source:  How Sweet Eats

  • Honey of a Whisky Sour 15 of 15
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    His and Hers cocktails are a really great idea for a holiday celebration if he doesn't like the fruit flavored drinks. Hers is a delicious honey of a whisky sour made with honey syrup, whisky, orange and lemon juice.  To make this drink kid-friendly, omit the alcohol, add more orange and lemon juice, and add sparkling white grape juice instead of alcohol. Happy New Year!

    Source:  Bake at 350

 

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