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New Year's Drinks: 14 Popular And Easy Recipes For 2014

12/30/2013 12:37 EST | Updated 12/30/2013 12:37 EST
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There's nothing wrong with a can of domestic brew or a classic rum and cola, but if you're not going to go all out on New Year's Eve, when would you?

We've combined 14 great suggestions for cocktails, punches, and champagne drinks to serve (responsibly!) during your New Year's Eve celebrations.

Ring in 2014 in delicious style!

14 Drinks To Ring In 2014

Cognac Sparkler:

Champagne is an obvious choice for sparkling cocktails for your New Year's Eve party, but consider apple cider as well. Cider adds a touch of sweetness to strong-tasting spirits like cognac.

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Seven Bridges Road

Aquavit (or akvavit) is a Scandinavian spirit made from potatoes or wheat (like vodka) and spiced with caraway or dill. It's a key ingredient in this festive punch, which also includes gin, white wine, and cloves.

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Gimme, Gimme S'more

This is the perfect time of year for drinks that taste like desserts and served warm. This cocktail, made with homemade graham cracker liquor, falls into both categories.Yum!

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Vegan Irish Cream

Are you dairy free, because of an intolerance or a dietary choice? Then you'll be pretty happy to discover this recipe for non-dairy Irish cream. Add some to your hot chocolate—instant cocktail!

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Sparkling Pear And Cranberry Cocktail

...and a paaaaartridge in a pear tree! We prefer our pear in this festive sparkling cocktail, personally.

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Winter Sangria

Sangria seems like a drink for patios and summertime but this recipe is winter appropriate. For this cocktail, just add cinnamon and clementines.

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Punch Parker

Bring a hint of warmer weather to come into your NYE party with this fruity Prosecco punch.

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Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Pomegranate and mint are the perfect combination for a cold-weather punch. Unsure how to get those seeds out? Try this method.

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Black Velvet

Beer fans can enjoy a cocktail — and some bubbly — with this unusual cocktail.

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Cranberry Spice Cocktail

Just like liquid cranberry sauce! You can get creative with the bitters here; we think Angostura Orange would also be a good choice.

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Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

This punch is simple and made with just a handful of ingredients.

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Moscow Mule

Oprah bills this as a spring cocktail, but we think its ginger and mint make it a great cold-weather choice as well.

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Cinnamon Candy Apple Cocktail

Festive shots! This one has the benefit of both tasting great, thanks to the belly warming cinnamon tequila, and looking impressive on a tray.

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Cranberry Ginger Fizz

More cranberries? Yes, please! Did we mention that they make a great garnish, on top of being the perfect addition to winter drinks like as well?

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