As the holiday season comes to a close and the new year begins, many of us are looking for new ways to celebrate.
Whether you’re snuggled up at home or venturing out to a cozy bar, there’s nothing quite like a perfectly crafted cocktail to make the winter months feel a little brighter.
January is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and what better way to kick off the year than by trying out some new cocktail recipes?
From warming winter classics to zesty citrus concoctions, there are endless possibilities for delicious drinks to enjoy during the first month of the year.
Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a cocktail newbie, there’s something for everyone in the world of January cocktails. So why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new?
Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite drink. So let’s raise a glass to the new year and all the tasty cocktails it has in store!
1. Winter Wonderland Margarita
The Winter Wonderland Margarita is a seasonal cocktail that is perfect for sipping by the fire on a cold winter night. Made with unsweetened canned coconut milk and a homemade rosemary simple syrup, this margarita has a unique and complex flavor that is sure to impress.
The subtle rosemary flavor adds a savory quality to balance out the sweetness, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer a more complex taste. The cocktail is garnished with a candied rosemary sprig, which adds a sparkly, wintry touch. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and delicious winter cocktail.
2. Blood Orange Champagne Mule
The Blood Orange Champagne Mule is a perfect cocktail to welcome the New Year. This cocktail is a spin on the classic Moscow Mule, with the addition of champagne and blood oranges. The blood oranges add a festive red hue to the drink, making it perfect for January.
The combination of lime juice, vodka, ginger beer, and champagne creates a refreshing and bubbly taste. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. It's a must-try for anyone who loves a good cocktail.
3. Avocado Kedavra
Looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to try this January? Look no further than the Avocado Kedavra. This non-alcoholic cocktail is a perfect choice for those participating in Dry January. The cocktail is a blend of ripe avocado, white grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a jalapeño simple syrup that gives it a hint of heat.
The result is a velvety smooth, tart, and spicy drink that is sure to impress. The rim of everything bagel seasoning adds a touch of salt and toastiness to the drink. If you're looking for something new and exciting to try this January, give the Avocado Kedavra a try.
4. Champagne Margarita
Looking for a unique cocktail to spice up your January? Look no further than the Champagne Margarita. This sparkling cocktail combines the classic tang of a margarita with the effervescence of champagne, creating a smooth and strong drink that's perfect for ringing in the new year.
While the recipe is simple, the flavor is complex, with the sweetness of the champagne balancing out the tartness of the lime and triple sec. Whether you're looking to impress guests at a party or simply want to treat yourself to a special drink, the Champagne Margarita is a must-try.
5. Elderflower Spanish Gin & Tonics
If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try this January, look no further than the Elderflower Spanish Gin & Tonic. This cocktail takes the classic Gin & Tonic to the next level with the addition of Spanish-style flair and a special elderflower tonic. The drink is garnished with grapefruit, rosemary, and juniper for an added burst of flavor and a beautiful presentation.
The key to a perfect Gin & Tonic is using high-quality ingredients and balancing the proportions just right, and this recipe delivers on both fronts. Whether you're sipping on a warm summer day or trying to transport yourself to a sunny destination in the dead of winter, the Elderflower Spanish Gin & Tonic is a must-try cocktail.
6. Lillet French Aperitif With an Orange Twist
If you're looking for a refreshing and simple cocktail to enjoy during the month of January, look no further than the Lillet French Aperitif With an Orange Twist. Made with Lillet, an aperitif wine from Bordeaux grapes and macerated fruit liqueurs, this cocktail has a pleasantly fruity and not overly sweet taste.
The addition of an orange twist gives it a lovely citrus aroma and flavor, making it a perfect pairing for a French-themed meal or any occasion where you want a light and refreshing drink. If you're looking to try something new and unique, give the Lillet French Aperitif With an Orange Twist a try.
7. Non-Alcoholic Gin and Tonic
The Non-Alcoholic Gin and Tonic is a refreshing and easy-to-make mocktail that takes only three ingredients. It's perfect for those looking for a healthier alternative to traditional cocktails.
The key to this drink is using high-quality ingredients like Fever Tree tonic water and a non-alcoholic gin such as Caleno or Ritual. The result is a drink that is just as refreshing as a traditional gin and tonic but without the alcohol.
The Seedlip NOgroni is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Negroni. Made with Seedlip Spice, Æcorn Bitter, and Æcorn Aromatic, this complex and bitter cocktail is surprisingly close to the original.
It's perfect for those who want to enjoy a sophisticated drink without the alcohol. If you're looking for a drink that is indulgent and loaded with flavor, the Seedlip NOgroni is definitely worth a try.