5 easy cocktails to make at home on New Year's Eve 11 months ago

5 easy cocktails to make at home on New Year's Eve

No bartending skills required.

This year's celebrations are bound to be a little more subdued given Covid-19 restrictions, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a tipple from the comfort of our own home.

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Indeed, ringing in the new year calls for a cocktail or three, but you don't have to be a skilled bartender to whip up something good. In fact, some of the tastiest cocktails require very little skill and few ingredients too.

Here are 5 cocktails to impress your household as you ring in the New Year.

1. Poinsettia

With Prosecco and cranberry, this cocktail is literally Christmas in a glass. To make one, add a measure of triple sec to two measures of cranberry juice and then slowly fill the glass with a sparkling wine of your choice. Heaven.

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2. Moscow Mule

This classic cocktail packs a punch all year round, but its spicy kick goes down a treat particularly in the colder months. To make a Mule, combine one measure of vodka with ginger beer and lime juice in glass, then fill it up with ice.

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3. White Russian

If you're after a creamier cocktail this New Year's Eve, then a White Russian should be on your list. Simply combine a shot of vodka with 2 tablespoons of KahlĂșa and a tablespoon of cream, then mix and enjoy.

4. Espresso Martini

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If you plan on staying up long after the countdown, you'll need some caffeine, and what better way to get your fix than with a rich Espresso Martini? To make it, mix 1 part vodka, 2/3 part espresso and 2/3 part KahlĂșa together. Shake them up with ice and then strain into a glass.

5. Martini

Keep it classy with a simple Martini this New Year's Eve. For this one, you just need to combine 60ml of vodka or gin with 1 tablespoon of dry vermouth. Shake them up with ice before straining them into your cocktail glass. Delish.

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