The Best Vodka Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

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Champagne and sparkling wine are so 2001. It's time to ring in 2019 with the most versatile of spirits: vodka. And what better way to kick off the New Year with a bang than with the best vodka cocktails?

Whether you're headed out to a big holiday bash or you're staying in for a cozy night with your sweetheart to watch the ball drop from the comfort of your couch, the best vodka cocktails brighten up any New Year's Eve.

Mix up any of these delicious drinks and toast to a New Year full of excitement, adventure, prosperity, and – above all – equality.

Perfect Party Punch

Now, we're warning you ahead of time: you'll want to stock up on the ingredients for this fruity favorite because it's going to fly like confetti through the streets of New York City.

Plus, the first on our list of the best vodka cocktails is made with sugar-free fruit juices so you and your fellow partiers can minimize the chances of starting off the New Year with a wicked hangover headache.


  • 4 cups Sugar-Free Cranberry Juice
  • 2 cups Sugar-Free Lemonade
  • 2 cups Ginger Ale
  • 2 cups Equality Vodka
  • 4 Limes

Whip It Up

Grab a pitcher – a big one! Pour your cranberry juice, lemon juice, and vodka into the pitcher without any ice. Slice two limes and add them to the pitcher. Put your concoction into the fridge to chill. This will allow the flavors to mingle for a while before the party starts.

Right before your guests arrive, add the ginger ale and ice to the pitcher. Welcome each party-goer with a highball glass full of perfect party punch and garnish with a slice of lime. Cheers!

Island Chill Coconut Cocktail

The best vodka cocktails make you remember all the fond memories. Since it's the end of December and January isn't likely to be any warmer, why not bring a bit of summer to the festivities before heading into the peak of winter?

This fun, tropical cocktail will have you tallying banana in between setting your New Year's Resolutions.


Whip It Up

Start by prepping your gasp-worthy glasses. Dip the rim of your champagne flutes in the simple syrup, then immediately in the shredded coconut. This should give your glasses a deliciously frosted look. Set your glasses aside to settle.

When you're ready to serve, add 1.5 ounces each of pineapple juice, coconut juice, and vodka to each glass, careful not to disturb your coconut rim. Top each drink off with ginger beer until full.

Now you have an excuse to whip out the grass skirt and coconut bikini. You're welcome.

The Best of the Best Vodka Cocktails: Tom Collins

We saved the best for last. This stunning sipper will rival all the bubbly stuff your pals are drinking in both looks and flavor. Our contemporary take on the classic Tom Collins is one your friends will be begging you to make them all the way through 2019.


  • One 750 ml bottle Equality Vodka
  • 12 Stalks of Lemongrass
  • 3 Large Pears
  • 5 Sprigs of Rosemary, plus extra for garnish
  • Simple Syrup (we like this one!)
  • Club Soda
  • Limes

Mix It Up

On December 30th, start by prepping your homemade infused vodka (you can begin practicing your humble brag quips now). Dice up the lemongrass and pears to maximize the surface area. Combine your bottle of Equality Vodka, lemongrass, pears, and sprigs of rosemary in a large pitcher. Muddle with a wooden spoon for 2-5 minutes to extract the flavor from the ingredients, then put the container in the fridge overnight.

When you're ready to start serving, strain your infused vodka into another container to remove the lemongrass, pear pieces, rosemary, and any pulp. Discard the pieces. Fill a Tom Collins glass with ice or use a chilled champagne flute.

Add ounces of infused vodka, a half ounce of simple syrup, and two ounces of club soda to each glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and get ready to countdown!

This New Year's Eve, we're wishing you happiness and a many magical moments. We'd be honored to start 2019 with you as we all walk the winding path toward equal rights for all. We invite you to join our cocktail club to enjoy all the best curated recipes from bartenders and creatives right in your email in box! Just drop your email address below and we'll see you in January!