Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe

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Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe

Whether you’re watching the ball drop at a big party or keeping it low key this year, nothing says “Happy New Year” quite like a festive cocktail. To ensure that you’re well hydrated on New Year’s Eve, we rounded up our favorite drinks to keep you going until midnight. From champagne sparklers to entertaining cocktails, we’ve rounded up a selection of sparkling cocktails to suit any home cocktail maker. “Happy New Year” is actually the name of this fantastic cocktail that you can make with Champagne and ruby port in addition to orange juice. It is the perfect beverage to ring in the new year and is the perfect way to celebrate the new year. Stylish and delicious, this New Year’s Eve cocktail is sure to get attention. Moreover, this cocktail is also ideal for those extra special occasions when you want to impress your guests. Champagne cocktails usually come with less depth than most others, but this cocktail has more flavors and that is what makes it attractive. It is the port and orange juice that adds a fantastic fruit dimension to the brandy and sparkling wine.

Brand Variation

Our favorite recipe is Sandeman’s 10 Year Old Port (actually a tawny port, though they also make a great ruby), fresh orange juice, Korbel Brandy, and Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne. There really has not been the least bit of a bad combination yet because this drink is just the best no matter which you pour. We are probably all familiar with all of the ingredients in the happy New Year recipe. The ruby port may be the one exception. Like vermouth, ports are a type of fortified wine, though ports have a more pronounced fruit taste than vermouth. The reason for this is, for the most part, that they are fortified with brandy before they are aged.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe is 3 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe is 214 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • champagne glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3/4 oz ruby port
  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz champagne

Steps to Make It

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the brandy, port, and orange juice.
  • Shake it well.
  • Pour the mixture into a champagne glass.
  • Top with champagne. Serve and enjoy.

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4.93 (1389 votes)