Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party or gathering? Then, you’ve come to the right place for some exciting and unique drink selections.
With Christmas sorted thanks to hampers.com’s amazing selection of gifts, let’s focus on New Year’s Eve and a time to celebrate with friends and family.
Offer your special party guests something a bit different and welcome in 2024, in style!
Your arrival drinks
Make a great first impression and start the night right with a special New Year’s Eve arrival drink.
Serve moreish mulled wine
Welcome your guests with something warming, as they step in from the cold.
A steaming mug of mulled wine is a traditional favourite, which will fill the room with festive aromas. Buy it pre-made to make your life and the party prep super easy.
We highly recommend Jacob Marley’s Mulled Wine (isn’t the name just great?!). You'll find it in our star Christmas hamper, The Festive Night In Hamper.
All you have to do is warm the mulled wine through on the hob, and add a little orange peel, if you fancy! …still leaving you plenty of time to get into your party gear.
Offer an inviting non-alcoholic alternative
For the drivers or those who prefer not to drink alcohol, offer the stunning and delicious Spicy Ginger Fizz Botanical Soda by Belvoir Farm. A twist on ginger beer, it has a very sophisticated flavour.
Belvoir Farm has taken their fresh root ginger infusion and blended citrusy yuzu juice and spicy Japanese Sancho peppercorn with gentian root extract to create this refreshing, festive drink that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
It is truly delicious just as it is now - and completely alcohol-free.
You can find the Spicy Ginger Fizz Botanical Soda in our Luxury of Joy Christmas Hamper.
Inspired by the ginger fizz, if you would like a bit of a different New Year’s Eve cocktail to offer your guests, you could add a touch of rum, to warm them on arrival. If rum and coke are usually your drink of choice, then this is a must-try.
The midnight toast
When it comes to New Year’s Eve parties, it’s important to have plenty of fizz, chilling nicely, ready for the all-important midnight toast.
Select a special New Year's Eve worthy Champagne
Why not spend a little extra on some fine Champagne? You can’t go wrong with a bottle of the ever-popular Bollinger. (Don’t miss our Champagne and Chocolate Gift Box, if it's one of your favourites)
However, don’t disregard some of the lesser-known vineyards that offer some spectacular sparkling wines from the same region.
Our exquisite Autréau Champagne is perfectly balanced, refreshing and glowing gold in colour. The family-run vineyard works sustainably and innovatively – a great story to tell your guests.
Take a look at our Grand Cru Champagne and Glasses Gift Set, it’s perfect to gift to your New Year’s host.
Don’t forget we also have an organic English sparkling wine to try in our new River Cottage Hamper, curated with the help of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall himself.
River Cottage Organic Sparkling Wine NV by Oxney Organic Estate offers toasty orchard fruit flavours. produced in collaboration with Hugh and the team at River Cottage.
It’s made using a delightful blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc grapes to give it a naturally cloudy finish and a mousse of tiny bubbles.
This hamper also comes with a recipe book to inspire some New Year’s eve nibbles too.
Pour some special Prosecco
If you prefer your fizz from Italy, then Prosecco is both a refreshing and tasty alternative and a little cheaper too.
It’s perfect if you are hosting a big party with lots of guests, to keep everyone happy.
There are so many great Proseccos available at really affordable prices. If you fancy a real treat, then we highly recommend our exclusive La Tenuta Sconta Prosecco. It is light, fresh and delightfully bubbly. You can find it in our Traditional Christmas Hamper - a hamper of food bursting with delights. Perfect for enjoying an intimate New Year's gathering.
The end of the night
The end of the night… When it is time to round off the evening, enjoy something extra special as the party comes to an end in the early hours of the 1st of January.
Time for some good red wine
If you are throwing a special dinner party or even just a meal for two, then there is nothing better than finishing a night of New Year celebrations with some cheese and biscuits. Paired with a delightful red wine, it is warming and indulgent.
Finish with something a little stronger
Our final suggestion for your New Year's Eve drinks is something a little stronger. Do you enjoy a good fortified wine?
After celebrating New Year, a sip of Port to finish the evening's celebrations is the ideal drink to 'warm the cockles' before bed or heading home.
There is nothing more traditional than the pairing of Port with Stilton.
Explore our Port and Stilton Christmas Gift Box which features a gorgeous ceramic jar of blue cheese. If Stilton is not your favourite, see also our Luxury Port & Cheese Hamper offering two wax-coated truckles of mature cheddar from the Snowdonia Cheese Co., plus a bottle of Croft Port.
Happy New Year from the hampers.com team
Whatever this year has held, we wish you all the very best for 2024.
Celebrate and enjoy with loved ones, family and friends on New Year’s Eve – whether it’s a quiet night in, a sophisticated dinner or an all-night party – have fun and stay safe.