This collection of Chinese New Year drinks will help you celebrate. Enjoy your lunar New Year celebration with these delicious cocktails!
Did you know Chinese New Year is actually a Spring Festival? The new year gives you a clean slate. It’s a chance to sweep away all the negative, and welcome some good luck into your home and your life.
Whether you’re entertaining for the occasion or just want to hoist a glass in celebration, we’ve got some cocktails to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Enjoy your Chinese New Year, and best wishes to you in the coming year!
Chinese New Year Drinks
Jade stone is considered invaluable in Chinese culture. It symbolizes the virtues of sincerity, loyalty, justice, wisdom and purity. If you need any of those in your life, try one of our variations on this cocktail.
This fruit symbolizes romance, fertility, beauty and well-being. This drink features vodka with lychee liqueur and juice. It's one of the best cocktails for celebrating the Chinese lunar new year.
This unique drink is made with a poppy seed tincture, tamarind syrup, and other unusual ingredients. It's even garnished with poppy seeds.
The Dragon is an important figure in the traditional Chinese zodiac. It symbolizes luck and prosperity, along with royalty and strength, making it perfect for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Featuring gin and Kummel, this cocktail blends complex herbal notes with mint.
It may seem strange to include a margarita in this list. But this fascinating cocktail has blood orange juice as its base.
You can shake it with sprigs of sage to add a wonderful herbal note. It also includes tequila and lime juice.
Rum and cherry brandy meet lychee fruits in a blender, and this delicious drink results.
The monkey symbolizes cleverness and protection. This drink features flavors of melon, banana and a hint of berry.
An unusual and fascinating combination of a sangria white wine, brandy and Midori.
This beautiful looking drink features lychee liqueur, grapefruit juice and blue curacao. The color blue symbolizes healing calm.
Oranges are a symbol of wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture.. This drink cocktail features orange juice with cherry brandy and ginger ale.
This cocktail features gin, orange juice and either gomme syrup or grenadine. For the last ingredient, you could also substitute pomegranate juice, which is symbolic of fertility. Or if that's the last thing you want for the new year, stick with one of the others!
The Horse represents practicality, devotion and stability. This cocktail features Chartreuse with Creme de Cassis, Frangelico and whiskey.
The Peking Cocktail is a rum based drink with a hint of anise flavor. That’s the Pernod, a liqueur flavored with Chinese star anise. There's a little mystery in the flavor, which is rounded out by lemon juice and grenadine.
The peach fruit symbolizes longevity. The Peach Fizz is a cocktail that goes down easy. It’s all about peach and lemon with a little bit of sweeteners and some soda water to liven it up.