Top 10 NYE Drinks with Four Ingredients or Less

Written by Elizabeth Sutter

No New Year’s Eve Party would be the same without a nice arrangement of drinks. Yet, some drinks require so many ingredients to make and more often than not, you end up not using the leftover ingredients. Additionally, no one wants to hassle over making eccentric drinks and grinding up ingredients or setting the tops on fire to entertain a crowd. Below are ten drinks that will wow the socks off any New Year’s Eve gower. Most importantly, they all require only four ingredients! Some even less than that! Keeps the drinks flowing and check out these drinks to ring in the New Year. Don’t worry, we wouldn’t steer you wrong. According to Business Insider, all of the drinks here were listen on the 50 best-selling cocktails for 2019. Let’s get started.

  1. Bellini

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Bellini is made with Prosecco and fresh peach juice. It satisfies the bubbly cravings for New Year’s Eve but also adds a hint of refreshing peach flavors. It’s simple to make and looks amazingly classy in Champagne flutes. Click here for the easy recipe. 

  1. Vesper

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The Vesper is James Bond’s signature cocktail. It’s made with gin, vodka, and lillet blanc aperitif and can be garnished with a lemon twist. It’s simple, classy, and definitely elegant. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Bees Knees

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This drink truly is the bee’s knees with three easy ingredients: gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey syrup. Don’t be intimidated by honey syrup, it’s simply honey and water warmed up over the stove. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Paloma

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For those that like citrus and tequila, this is the drink for you. It’s made with tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and grapefruit soda. The Paloma is sure to dazzle your taste buds all night for New Year’s Eve and keep you up and on your toes until the clock strikes midnight. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Amaretto Sour

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This drink does cheat and go over the ease of a four ingredient drink due to needing the added charm of an orange slice and maraschino cherry as garnish. However, it still made the list because the main ingredients did fall under the correct ingredient requirement. For an Amaretto Sour, you’ll need Amaretto liqueur, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Click here for the recipe.  

  1. Gimlet

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For this cocktail, you’ll need gin and lime juice. For an added eccentric look to fool anyone from thinking it’s an easy two ingredient drink, add a twisted lime to wow the crowd. This is a simple but very picture-worthy drink for any New Year’s Eve picture! Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Clover Club

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A worthy drink to hold during a New Year’s Eve party is definitely the Clover Club, the picture speaks for itself! It’s also easier to make than you would think. You’ll need gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and egg whites to complete this perfectly fruity cocktail. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Gin Fizz

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For a Gin Fizz, you’ll need gin (no shocker there), lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda to taste. Add a wedge of lemon for the extra pizazz and keep the bubbles flowing in honor of New Year’s Eve. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Dark ‘N’ Stormy

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If you wanted to go the extra mile for this drink, you can make your own Ginger Beer. If you want to use and abuse the easy breezy route, you can just buy your favorite brand of Ginger Beer, add some rum and fresh lime juice and call it a day. Bada-bing-bada boom you got yourself a Dark ‘N’ Stormy. Add a lime slice for a nice and simple garnish and enjoy this refreshing cocktail all night long. Click here for the recipe. 

  1. Aperol Spritz

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Last but not least, we have the Aperol Spritz closing out our list. All we need is Aperol, prosecco, and club soda. You could include an orange garnish for an overall finished cocktail look that’s pleasing to the eyes. Enjoy the bubbles and cheers to the New Year’s!