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7 Cocktails to Help You Ring in the New Year

Halls were decked. Stockings were hung. Cookies were baked. Then as quickly as it came, it was over.

If Christmas is for the kids, it’s safe to say that New Year’s Eve is for the adults. And what pairs well with an evening for adults? Delicious adult beverages to celebrate simultaneously playing parent and Santa for another year, of course!

After our last round of Holiday Spirits + Beer post, our Certified Cicerones® were quick to volunteer to put these recipes to the test! What can we say? They’re givers! 

Whether you make one at a time in your DrinkTanks Craft or Session pint or make a whole growler’s worth, these cocktails are sure to kick your New Year’s Eve gathering up a notch. 

7 Cocktails to Help you Ring in the New Year

Cousin Eddy's Eggnog

  • 2 oz vodka (our fave is Thinking Tree)
  • 2 oz Amaretto
  • 12 oz eggnog
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce for rim

Rim your DrinkTanks® Pint with caramel sauce. Shake the eggnog, amaretto, and vodka together in a shaker filled halfway with ice. Strain into your cup, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.


Fuller's Pepsi

  • 6 oz pepsi
  • 1 ½ oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 orange slice

Fill your DrinkTanks Pint with ice. Pour whiskey and orange liqueur over ice. Top with Pepsi. Garnish with orange. Definitely don’t share the bed (or the cheese pizza) with your cousin.


Jingle Juice

  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 ½ oz white rum
  • 4 oz mixed fruit juice
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • Lemon, lime, and/or orange
  • Fresh raspberries

Add raspberries to a shaker, squeeze in citrus, and muddle. Add vodka, rum, fruit juice, and lemonade. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into your DrinkTanks Craft Pint Cup, top with club soda (optional), and garnish with lots of fruit.


The Del Griffith

  • 12 oz coffee
  • 1-½ oz whiskey
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon to heavy cream. Lightly whip. Add whiskey and coffee to your DrinkTanks pint. Top with a collar of whipped cream by pouring gently over the back of a spoon. Garnish with cinnamon.


The Red Ryder

  • 1-½ oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz red wine 

Fill your DrinkTanks Pint with ice. Pour bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice. Top with red wine. Garnish with a lemon wedge.



  • 4 oz bourbon – It’s a double...beware!
  • 1/2 oz spiced simple syrup
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • 1/2 oz water
  • 1 orange
  • Maraschino cherries

Add the spiced simple syrup, bitters + water to a rocks glass. Stir to combine. Fill with large ice cubes and add in the bourbon. Gently stir to combine flavors. Squeeze the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in. Garnish with a cherry.


Yellow Snowman

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • Fresh pineapple + Maraschino cherries for garnish

Add the pineapple, coconut milk, orange juice, and rum to a blender. Puree until smooth. Taste and adjust mix, as needed. Pour into your DrinkTanks® Craft Pint Cup and garnish with a cherry + fresh pineapple wedge. 

No matter how you choose to ring in the new year, we hope you do it safely + responsibly. 

Here’s to a year filled with life’s adventures – big and small. Cheers to 2022!

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