New Year is approaching fast! Can you believe it already? We are already in the last month of the year and with the festive feels around, time won’t be far, when we scream the final countdown together. So why not make 31st December worth remembering? New Year’s Eve is undoubtedly the biggest party of the year. And why it is great to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne or raise a toast with a glass of wine, there are plenty of other options which can be more elegant and party-like. Yes, we are talking about the exquisite smooth drinks—cocktails which fits right to ring in the New Year. We have rounded up your favourite martini, sex on the bear and many more that will keep you awake until the midnight rolls around. For New Year’s Eve 2020 cocktail recipes, here we bring you five easy and smooth drinks to set the mood for the party on 31st December. We have also attached the recipe videos along with it, that specifies the ingredients you need and procedures to follow before you make the perfect drink for your NYE party. Start Your New Year 2020 on a Fresh Note by Ditching These Habits. 

1. French Pear Martini: 

Martini boasts sophistication. With chilled Champagne, pear vodka and elderflower liqueur, you can this sparkling drink that will kick the mood right, just like you needed to ring in the New Year.

2. Sex on the Beach: 

Sex on the beach is easy to make and even easier to drink, so it’s perfect for the NYE party. The fruity sipper is served over ice cubes in a highball glass and garnished with an orange slice. The basic ingredients that you need are vodka, orange or pineapple juice, cranberry juice and peach schnapps. No Plans for New Year’s Eve? 6 Things to Comfort You on the Wintery 31st December Night As You Ring In New Year 2020. 

3: Sangria

Sangria is another easiest big-batch cocktails one can make. It is no brainer! The primary qualification for the wine that it should not be expensive in this case. For basic sangria, all you need is red wine, some orange liquor, brandy and fresh fruits. The drink feels fancy and instantly festive.

4: Blackberry Thyme Champagne

You would want to pop the bottle of Champagne. So why not make a cocktail out of it? Fill your glasses by blending blackberry syrup, fresh thyme and Champagne. The fruity and herbaceous feel is refreshing and lets you enjoy every sip of it!

5: Caramel Iced Coffee Cocktail

Caffeine with salted caramel and making it boozy, is this real for life? Well yes! Pour corn syrup in a small place and on the other pour some sanding sugar and maybe a dash of gold edible stars (optional). Flip the glass over once in the corn syrup and then place down in the sanding sugar mix. Your drink is ready!

These are the best of five cocktails that will surely keep your guests awake and wide-eyed during the final countdown. They are quick to make and tastes even better, than your regular boozing. Enjoy your New Year’s Eve!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 06, 2019 07:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website