5 Sweet Cocktails to Try this New Year's Eve
Read our latest blog post for 5 sweet inspired cocktails for you to impress your friends with this New Year's Eve!
The clock is counting down to New Year’s Eve which has got us thinking about one thing – cocktails!
NYE parties are all about breaking out the best beverages, so there’s no better way to see in the new year than with some seriously delicious cocktails and we’re going to be helping you whip up some retro sweet inspired drinks that will impress all your friends!
‘The Palma Violet’
Created by the team of cocktail connoisseurs at the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa in Newquay, Cornwall, the ‘Palma Violet’ cocktail takes inspiration from our favourite purple retro sweets – Parma violets!
The team at this Cornish hotel mix Hendrick’s gin, violet liquor, lavender syrup, prosecco and lemon together to create this refreshing, floral flavoured cocktail but we’ve got a shortcut for you if you want to spend more time drinking and less time cocktail making – Parma violet gin!
Available in the majority of supermarkets now, you can buy Parma violet flavoured gin, throw in your favourite mixer and jazz it up with a few finishing touches and there you have it, a super quick Parma violet cocktail!
The Dingle Gin Fruit Salad
Sweets don’t get much more retro than fruit salads, so we’re all in favour of this fruit salad inspired cocktail by Dingle Gin!
Using their very own gin, they’ve blended a selection of ingredients to recreate the tropical flavours of a fruit salad sweet and it’s perfect for making in big batches and having available on tap at any NYE party!
70cl Dingle Original Gin
35cl Mineral Water
12cl Crème de Framboise
12cl Crème de Cassis
35cl Lemon Juice
12cl Sugar Syrup
75ml Orgeat Syrup
1 Punnet Raspberries
2 Oranges (sliced in half moons)
2 Lemons (sliced in wheels)
75cl Brut Champagne
Mix all ingredients together apart from the champagne and refrigerate for 4-5 hours
Serve with large ice cubes and top with champagne
Love ‘Heartini’ by Revolution Bars
Revolution Bars are known for being the home of incredible cocktails and their Valentine’s inspired Love ‘Heartini’ features our favourite sherbet sweets in this fresh and fruity cocktail!
37.5ml Ketel One Vodka
12.5ml Vanilla Liqueur
75ml Pineapple Juice
25ml Cranberry Juice
Fun-Sized Love Hearts
Fill your Boston can cocktail shaker and coupe glass with ice to chill them both
Add all your ingredients including the jam and squeezed lime to your cocktail shaker and shake well for 7 seconds
Empty the ice from your glass and strain the cocktail in, revealing a pink cocktail with a foamy top layer
Grab a kiss-shaped stencil and sprinkle raspberry sherbet on top of the foam layer. Use a small wooden peg to attach your mini roll of love hearts to the side of the glass and there you have it – a Love ‘Heartini’!
Bubblegum Daiquiri by Revolution Bars
Another sweet inspired cocktail from Revolution, this one is a super sweet twist on a classic daiquiri with a punch of bubblegum flavour, topped with our favourite retro sweets, flying saucers!
75ml Bubblegum Handcrafted Flavour
50ml Apple Juice
12.5ml Bubblegum Syrup
12.5m Lemon Juice
Grab a blender and throw in crushed ice as well as all your ingredients apart from the flying saucers. At the same time, add some crushed ice to your frappe cup to chill it
Blend your ingredients for around 30 seconds before pouring away the ice from your cup and pouring your cocktail in
Garnish with as many flying saucers as you see fit and enjoy!
Gummy Bear Martini
Created by The Spruce Eats, The Gummy Bear Martini combines our favourite jelly sweets with a sophisticated and fruity martini, perfect for a civilised drink with a childhood twist!
43ml Raspberry Vodka
28ml Peach Schnapps
28ml Cranberry Juice
Chill a tall cocktail glass
Add all your ingredients apart from the gummy bears to a cocktail shaker with ice
Mix well and then strain into your chilled glass
Add 3-4 gummy bears to a skewer and lay across the top of the glass!
There you have it, 5 sweet inspired cocktails to shake up your New Year’s Eve celebrations!
If you test any of these sweet tipples out, be sure to share your pictures with us on Instagram or Facebook!