Every year, you schlep yourself to your friend or family member’s New Year’s Eve party, carrying the same old bottle of Champagne that you always do. Well, no more! This year, why not surprise the crowd and bring one of these unique mixers and spirits instead?
1. Viniq Shimmery Liqueur
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At first glance, this is just a simple purple bottle. But when you shake it, a shimmery swirl occurs that is sure to wow any party guest or host. Made from a fusion of vodka, moscato and natural fruit flavors, Viniq is sure to delight anyone who loves a little sparkly in their cocktail.
2. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
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What’s better than pomegranates during the holidays? With this unique twist on a cocktail classic, PAMA is sure to delight all your quests who love the fruit (and cocktails). Try “The Happiest” cocktail (1 ounce Aperol, 1/2 ounce PAMA, 1/2 ounce sour cherry syrup and 2 dashes Mole bitters) for an easy take.
3. Absolut Tune
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If you don’t want to spend time mixing drinks but want something stronger than Champagne, then Absolut Tune is your answer. It’s a whole new kind of drink experience that adds the popular vodka to sparkling sauvignon blanc wine. Vodka and Champagne in one bottle? Yes, please!
4. The Owl’s Brew Pink & Black
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There’s always that one friend or party guest who likes really unique and innovative mixers. Or maybe they just like tea. Here comes the tea-based cocktail mixer The Owl’s Brew and its fun mix Pink & Black, a blend of Darjeeling with a hint of hibiscus. You won’t be able to resist.
5. Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine
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Think moonshine is a thing of the past? Think again! Everything old is new again, and everything new now has a cool twist. That’s why this apple pie moonshine from Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine is such a unique concoction. You can even add some moonshine cherries to the mix.
6. UV Sriracha Vodka
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You probably know at least one Sriracha-obsessed friend. OK, maybe 10. Who doesn’t love the spicy chili pepper sauce and want it on pretty much everything? Now you can even get it in your cocktail thanks to UV Vodka’s chili pepper-flavored drink. It’s the bloody mary’s new BFF.
7. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
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Made with delicious pure honey, this liqueur can add some sweetness to any cocktail. It’s perfect in many variations, including splashing a bit into an Old Fashioned. There are even a few other special varieties to be had from Bärenjäger, the original German honey liqueur.
8. Prairie Organic Gin
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The last two on our list are for that certain special friend (or family member) who is trying to be healthier and can’t stop talking about organic everything. When it comes to surprising them, bring Prairie Organic Spirits to the party. Gin is a classic that mixes well in many drinks.
9. Bare Organic Margarita Mixer
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This margarita mixer is so good that we could drink it plain. Of course, it’s delicious when you add some tequila, vodka, rum or even gin. What makes Bare Mixers special is that they’re made with all-natural fruit juices and have fewer calories. What a great excuse to have seconds, amirite?