New Year’s Eve cocktails and toasts help you welcome the New Year in style. 2013 is hours away and getting those last minute details for your New Year’s Eve party is fun when you have the right party supplies on hand.
Two things to help get you on the right track are New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes and the perfect toast to ring in the New Year with friends and loved ones.
Here are a few New Year’s eve drink recipes to enjoy tonight as you welcome 2013:
Resolution Martini: Lemon, sugar, and apricot brandy make this a fun, light cocktail.
Midori Melon Ball Drop: This sweet drink features tangy melon and elderflower liquors, both unique twists to festive drinks.
Mandarin Cocktail: Martha Stewart created this one with fresh clementines in it. Use it as a late night pick-me-up as you watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Raspberry-Chocolate Kiss Cocktail: A romantic take on the traditional martini, this cocktail blends the smooth flavors of raspberry and chocolate. Enjoy with your honey as you share your first kiss in 2013.
Red, White, and Blue Cocktail: This cocktail lets you ring in the new year with all-American colors. Check out the recipe to get started on your patriotic drink this New Year’s Eve.
Looking for the perfect toasts to ring in the New Year? Check out these toasts to honor your family, friends, and loved ones this New Year’s Eve:
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot
“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.” Lord Alfred Tennyson
“Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!”
“I used to know a clever toast
But now I cannot think it
So fill your glass to anything
And damn your souls, I’ll drink it!
Is very drear
Up with the glass
Down with the beer!”
“May you never lie, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with all of us
because we love you”
“Be at war with your voices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” Benjamin Franklin
“Love to one, friendship to many, and good will to all.”
“If you are fortunate to be in the company of those most important to you on New Year’s Eve, toast the occasion with a heartfelt or witty saying, and make the night memorable.” Anonymous
Sources: About.com, Martha Stewart, Food Network, 123 Holidays, Babble, Super Pages
How will you be spending New Year’s Eve 2012? What fun, festive plans do you have as you wait for 2013 to arrive?