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Turn Down For What: 14 Drink Recipes For NYE

Everyone has plans to bring in 2015, whether they are a party at the house or being at club 'going up'.

Most people will be indulging alcoholic beverages, but the typical vodka cranberry, patron shots, and rum and coke can get boring. Why not bring in the New Year with some beverages that will look great, taste delicious, and impress your friends with your mixing skills. Here is a list of 15 drink recipes courtesy of Tipsy Bartender,  to get everyone ready to bring in the 2015 feeling just as lovely as their outfit looks. After indulging in the drinks on the list, please have a designated driver and drink responsibly.


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Drink Recipes

1 oz. (30ml) Ciroc Vodka
1/2 oz. (15ml) Triple Sec
1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. (15ml) Lemon Liqueur
1/2 oz. (15ml) Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. (90ml) Lemonade
Lime Slices


Drink Recipes

The Apple Sauce Shot
1/2 oz. (15ml) Fireball Whisky
1/2 oz. (15ml) Apple Pucker
1/2 oz. (15ml) Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. (15ml) Apple Cider
Caramel Syrup
Graham Cracker


Hubba Hubba Cotton Candy Shots

Blue Curacao
Blue Sourpuss
Blue Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy Vodka
Pink Cotton Candy


The Hubba Brenda
Orange Slices
Lime Slices
Teaspoon Sugar
Strawberry Slices
3 oz. (90ml) Coconut Rum

Drink Recipes

Adios Motherf*cker
1/2 oz. (15ml) Vodka
1/2 oz. (15ml) Rum
1/2 oz. (15ml) Tequila
1/2 oz. (15ml) Gin
1/2 oz. (15ml) Blue Curacao
2 oz. (60ml) Sweet & Sour

Drink recipes

The Green Lantern
2 oz. (60ml) Tequila
2 oz. (60ml) Orange Juice
2 oz. (60ml) Pineapple Juice
Splash of Blue Curacao

Drink Recipes

Vodka Kool-Aid Ice Cubes
Kool-Aid (cherry, grape, lemonade, orange)
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Vodka
1/2 oz. (15ml) Coconut Rum
Lemon Lime Soda

Drink recipes

Sex With an Alligator
1 part Melon Liqueur
1 part Sweet & Sour
1 part Raspberry Liqueur
1 part Jagermeister

Drink Recipes

The Crazy Worm
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Vodka
2 oz. (60ml) Sweet & Sour
1 oz. (30ml) Pineapple Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Gummy Worms

Drink Recipes

Raspberry Vodka Lemonade
1 1/2oz. (45 ml) Raspberry Vodka
3 oz. (90 ml) Lemonade

Drink Recipes

Mixed Berry Blaster
1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. (15ml) Peach Schnapps
1oz. (30ml) Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. (15ml) Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Mixed Berries
Blueberry Juice
Cranberry Juice
Raspberry Juice

Drink Recipes

Blue Balls Shot
1/2oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1/2oz Blue Curacao
1/2oz Peach Schnapps
1/4oz Sweet & Sour
Splash of Sprite/7up

Drink Recipes

Pokemon Dratini Cocktail
1 1/2oz Gin
1 1/2oz Hpnotiq
Splash of Blue Curacao

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