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The 8 Best New Year’s Day Drinks

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While we’re looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, we’re also aware that the day will break on the New Year soon thereafter—and we’ll need something to drink then too. Keep the party going with these fantastic New Year’s Day drinks.

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This is the year you finally maintain that workout regimen and healthy eating habits—assuming that diet includes Champagne, that is. This Champagne-spiked avocado and shiso green smoothie is the perfect way to ease into your New Year’s resolution. New year, new you, new favorite green drink.

The Essentials

avocado
Champagne
shiso syrup
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The best way to celebrate the arrival of January 1 is at brunch with a low-ABV tipple to sip alongside your Hoppin’ John. The Aperol Spritz is the perfect, sparkling aperitif, whetting your appetite for the meal (and year) to come.

The Essentials

Aperol
Prosecco
Soda
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While this cocktail from Ernest Hemingway was named for one of his novels, it could also describe the morning-after state of many post-New Year’s revelers. If New Year’s Day finds you seeking the hair of the dog after one too many Champagne Cocktails the night before, consider this mixture of Champagne and absinthe.

The Essentials

Absinthe
Champagne
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On New Year’s Eve, the world watches as the ball drops into New York, so it seems fitting to look to the City That Never Sleeps for the brunch drink of choice after a sleepless night of ringing in the New Year. This take on a Whiskey Sour adds a float of red wine, which peps up the puckering classic, adding some snap to your day.

The Essentials

rye whiskey
lemon juice
red wine
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Say goodbye to last year with this ultimate sendoff. The Adios Motherf*cker doesn’t mess around, and neither should you. This high-octane mix of clear spirits and blue curaçao is a potent way to start the year. It’ll make New Year’s Day as much of a party as the night before.

The Essentials

all clear spirits
blue curaçao
lemon-lime soda
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The whole world might be staring at you still wearing your tuxedo from last night’s New Year’s Eve bash at 2 p.m. the next day, but know that we think you’re a champion—a champion who deserves a killer Martini variation. Made with dry sherry in place of dry vermouth, the cocktail is fit for someone who knows sherry makes a great addition to classic cocktails just like a rumpled tux makes a great addition to brunch.

The Essentials

Gin
Dry Sherry
Orange Bitters
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This is the year you finally get around to learning about amaro. We know you’ve said it before, but this time you mean it. Dip your toes in on day one with a Black Manhattan, which allows you to experiment with new amaro flavors in a familiar Manhattan context. It’s OK; you can follow it up with a standard Manhattan. Tackle the next amaro on January 2.

The Essentials

rye
Averna
bitters
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If your New Year’s Eve shindig was a total rager, you’ll have absolutely zero Champagne Punch on your hands the next day. If some of your cohort couldn’t quite keep up with your bountiful punch, though, you may have some leftover. While you probably shouldn’t try to save it for next year, one day-old punch is just fine. Refill your glass and start counting down the seconds to the next New Year’s Eve. 31,536,000. 31,535,999. 31,535,998.

The Essentials

Vodka
Champagne
Candied Orange Slices

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