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Grateful for Good Times

Updated: Jan 5, 2022

We are one day away from ushering in a new year people! I, for one, will be happy to put 2021 behind me, it's seriously just been the worst. My poor husband will be working the night away, but my kiddo and I plan to celebrate at home together by cranking up the music, having a pajama dance party, and clinking those glasses as the ball drops. We might not be going to a fancy party, but we plan to have the very best time ushering the new year. We are going to laugh, dance, and giggle over our bubbly apple cider and pray that this coming year gets the message of "Good Vibes Only"!


No matter where your plans may take you, or how you choose to celebrate, we have some yummy drink ideas to help you welcome in the new year. Make them kid friendly, or add a little grown-up spicy juice (or a lot... you do you baby). This is a no judgement zone and we just want to help you have the best night possible! So try one of these recipes and let us know what you think, we would love to see how you made your new years celebration just a little sweeter!!


Non-Alcoholic Drinks


Whether it’s that you're not a drinker, you're hosting and want to offer fancy non-alcoholic drinks, you're the designated driver, or you just don't feel like drinking... check out these recipes:


Honey Rosemary Grapefruit Soda


Tart and fizzy, this refreshing soda is sure to please both grown-up and kid taste buds alike! Make a quick delicious simple syrup ahead of time and mix up a big batch of bubbly fun to share with you non-alcohol friends! Check out the recipe over at ForkKniveSwoon.com.


Fresh Honey Lemonade



Want a recipe that's easy to make and can be used for both your tipsy friends and your designated drivers alike? Whip up a big batch of this lemonade, maybe crush in some berries if you're feeling fancy, or top with a splash of your favorite liquor if your part of the spicy crowd! Let MoreThanMeatAndPotatoes help you make your festivities easy with this multitalented recipe!


Honey Milkshake


Take a page from Pooh and break out the blender for this Disney themed treat! Honey, Cinnamon, and Vanilla ice cream will have you rubbing your tummy in no time. This is a GREAT drink to have on hand for little party goers, just make sure you drizzle with Kae's Blend Oh Honey You Sparkle for that extra shot of fancy! DisneyInYourDay has you covered with the easiest recipe you'll probably make all day!



Honey Hot Chocolate For One



If your plans involve a good book, fuzzy slippers, a quite house and a fire place, TheFoodCharlatan has the perfect holiday drink for you! A simple, one cup - easy clean up recipe for those who need to unwind in the snuggliest of ways. Dip in a couple candy canes, shake in a dash or two of cinnamon, or drop in two handfuls of marshmallows and make it your own!



Alcoholic Drinks


Are you throwing a party to rival all parties? Will you be sipping a drink with your loved ones and enjoying the warm fuzzy buzz by the fire? These recipes will cover all the bases and have you and your guest coming back for more!


Party Cocktails


Please tell me at least one of our readers is a fancy drink maker! Do you like to impress your friends and party guests with your bartending skills? SuperCall has a list of drinks to make you the toast of the party with their plethora of honey cocktails! From a traditional Bee's Knees to the Missionary's Downfall you can't go wrong with any of these sweet libations!



Tennessee Honey Hole



Peach flavored sweet tea mixed with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey...where do I sign up?? SouthYourMouth is helping you serve serious southern charm to loved ones helping you ring in the new year. Just switch out the sugar in the Peach syrup with honey to bump up that golden goodness! Chill down a mason jar, pop in a straw, and get ready to shout your very best "HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL"!



Apple Cider Hot Toddy



If you're a little further north, or if you live in Florida and you've just cranked your AC down as low as you can afford to pretend it's cold, this drink is sure to warm your bones! I'm not a big drinker myself, but this Hot Toddy from TheCookieRookie makes my mouth water! Add a little fancy with Kae's Blended Oh Honey You Sparkle to feel extra bougie as you swirl your cinnamon stick!


Strawberry Gin Smash



Do you like fruity drinks? I'm 100% a fruity drink kind of gal. This recipe is great for any time of year with either fresh or frozen strawberries. ChiselAndFork is serving up some "I live in Florida and we can drink the summer sunshine whenever we want" kind of fun for your big shindig! Stretch out your shaker arm, dust off your muddler, and crush your ice because this one is going to be a big hit!



No matter what kind of drink you decide to fill your glass with, we hope you have a great night. Remember to drink responsibly, designate that driver, and tap out when you hit your limit. To all of you reading and those you choose to celebrate with, we here at Thomas Honey wish you the VERY best New Years.


XOXO

Em







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