These 10 New Year’s punch recipes are fabulous, boozy, and oh-so delicious! They’re also easy to make and great for a crowd, so they’re guaranteed to get your 2022 started off on the right foot.
If you’re looking for a punch to ring in the New Year, this roundup has something for everyone! These recipes use a wide variety of different wines, liquors, mixers, and liqueurs, so I’m confident even the pickiest drinker will find a punch for them on this list.
These recipes are perfect for a big New Year’s party, but they’re also just as easy to make for a smaller get-together with friends and family.
You can whip them up on New Year’s Eve as a toast to 2022, or you can make them New Year’s day to have with brunch! This is all to say these punches are versatile and appropriate for any New Year’s-themed event.
When looking for New Year’s punches, I wanted to find recipes that were:
1. Super festive
2. Easy to make (aside from one, which is fairly complicated, but totally worth it!)
There were a bunch to choose from, but these were the ones that spoke to me and that I’m personally excited to try!
So whether you like to celebrate in a little black dress or in your PJs on the couch, your New Year will definitely be happier and luckier with one of these punches added to the agenda 🙂
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Without further ado, let’s take a look at these recipes!
10 Fabulous New Year's Punch Recipes with Alcohol
New Year’s Eve Pink Champagne Punch
Naturally, we have to start off with a punch that features the most quintessential New Year's drink: Champagne! This recipe uses pink Champagne alongside Triple Sec, Chambord, Blackberry Brandy, pineapple juice, and ginger ale.
The result is a bubbly, festive drink that looks gorgeous in a flute!
New Year's Champagne Rum Punch
This recipe is essentially a simplified version of the first punch in this roundup. All you need for this punch is pink Champagne, rum, and ginger ale.
So this one is for whoever wants something pink and bubbly without any hassle.
New Year's Eve Sangria
Sangria is always a crowd pleaser, and I love the idea of making a full self-serve sangria bar for New Year's!
This is a classic sangria recipe using red wine and various fruits, but the author also recommends setting out extra fruit, ginger ale, and juices so guests can customize their own perfect, personal sangria to celebrate the New Year.
Spiked Party Punch with Bourbon and Vodka
The only thing better than a bourbon punch is a bourbon AND vodka punch.
This festive recipes uses these two popular spirits plus cranberry juice, frozen lemonade, frozen orange juice, and ginger ale to give it the fizzy texture we all look for on New Year's Eve.
Feuerzangenbowle (Festive German Fire Punch)
Feuerzangenbowle is a hot German punch people traditionally drink on Christmas and New Year's Eve that literally translates to "Fire tongs punch".
The recipe involves heating red wine with spices in a pot with a rum soaked sugar cone on top that you set on fire. The caramelized, boozy sugar then melts into the wine as you pour more rum over the cone until it's entirely dissolved.
This is a show stopping, fabulous punch that's both cathartic and delicious!
The Ball Drop Cocktail
Speaking of show-stopping, I don't think you can beat this drink's showmanship! This is admittedly more of a new-age cocktail than a punch, but I couldn't help myself from sharing it here because it's so incredibly cool.
The recipe involves freezing water in an ice cube sphere, removing the water with a flavor injector, then injecting the ball with a combo of daiquiri mix, strawberry vodka, and edible glitter. Finally, you top it all off with Champagne and then crack the ball open when the clock strikes midnight!
So if you're looking for a small batch drink to toast the New Year that will impress the sequins off your friends, this is the recipe for you!
Pitcher Pomelo Palomas
This beautiful, festive drink is a fun twist on a Paloma, which is traditionally made with grapefruit juice and tequila. Instead of grapefruit, this recipe uses pomelo juice to give it a mellower, sweeter flavor.
Add some Sriracha salt or chili powder around the rim, and you have yourself a tropical, crowd-pleasing New Year's beverage.
Prosecco and Port Punch
This recipe is so creative and sounds beyond delish! It uses port, white tea, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and Prosecco, so it's also pretty simple to make.
Port is one of my favorite holiday drinks, and I love the idea of combining it with cranberry juice for sweetness & tartness, and white tea for extra depth & freshness.
Pear Ginger Champagne Punch
Pear and ginger are a classic and wonderful combination, especially when you throw a lot of booze into the mix!
This punch really only requires four ingredients: pear brandy, Champagne, ginger beer, and pear nectar. Top it all off with crystallized ginger and sliced pear for a zippy, sweet, and spicy New Year's punch.
Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail
To finish off our list, we have a fabulous, glittery recipe that truly embodies the New Year's Eve spirit! It's also the easiest and booziest drink on this list.
All you need is vodka, St-Germain liqueur, gold luster dust, and Champagne. You can add the first three ingredients all together in a pitcher and have people top their flutes with their desired amount of Champagne when ready to serve.
It's 100% booze, 100% glittery, and 100% guaranteed to give you good luck in 2022.
Which of these punches has you excited to celebrate the end of 2021! (For most of us, we’d even be excited to celebrate the end of 2021 with swamp water 😂).
Jokes aside, let me know which of these you decide to whip up, or if you have your own New Year’s punch that you make every year.
And if you’re looking for more New Year’s drink inspiration, I highly recommend you check out these 20 delicious 2 ingredient Champagne cocktails!
Wishing you all a very happy, boozy New Year!