Bourbon Inspired New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes to Kickstart Your Party

New Year’s Eve can be dulled with its traditional trappings. We seem sleepwalk through the holiday like zombies, mindlessly repeating the past year’s celebration. If you are like most people, you fight sleep until midnight and wait for Dick Clark to count backwards from 10 in Times Square. Then and only then, Champagne comes out and the party starts to fade.

Sadly, these are the same events your parents sleepwalked through 30 years ago. Including Dick Clark! This is 2013, it is time to shake things up. Here are some great New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes from Jim Beam that will keep your party going into the wee hours. 

Honey Buck’s Fizz

  • 1 ½ parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Honey Tea
  • 1 part fresh orange juice (chilled)
  • 3 parts champagne or sparkling wine (chilled)

Build in order in a champagne flute.

Fresh Start Bubbles

  • 1 part Red Stag by Jim Beam® Honey Tea
  • 1 part fresh lemon sour
  • 1 fresh apricot
  • 2 parts prosecco

In a mixing glass, muddle the Apricot with a splash of simple syrup. Add all remaining ingredients and gently roll back and forth into a mixing tin with ice, double strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon spiral twist.

Kiss Me Cocktail

  • 2 part Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry
  • 1 part strawberry liqueur
  • 1 part passion fruit juice
  • Champagne

Pour all but Champagne into a punch bowl with large balls of ice*. Have champagne on ice beside punch bowl. To serve, ladle mixture into Champagne Flutes and top with Champagne. Garnish with a strawberry or lemon twist on the rim.