If you’re looking for a festive spirit to help close out 2018 and ring in the new year, Nue Vodka has you covered.

The Texas-made spirit is crafted from corn and distilled six times for an extra smooth finish. The price point is super affordable (you can find it for about $10 a bottle!) and the bottle looks great on the back bar, so it makes an excellent gift for your NYE party host. In addition to its traditional distillate, the vodka is available in peach and grapefruit flavors to give your drinks a fruity touch. If you’re looking for a festive way to ring in the new year, mix up one of these tasty seasonal cocktails from Nue Vodka to celebrate in style.

Nue Year's Sparkler, cocktails and bottle

Nue Year’s Sparkler

Nue Year’s Sparkler

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts Nue Vodka
  • .5 part fresh lemon juice
  • .5 part honey simple syrup (1:1 water and honey)
  • 2 sprigs of lemon thyme, divided
  • splash of champagne

Preparation: Add vodka, lemon juice, honey simple syrup and one sprig of lemon thyme to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with the second sprig of lemon thyme.


Feliz Nuevidad cocktail and bottle

Feliz Nuevidad

Photo by Carlos Marquez

Feliz Nuevidad

Created by Carlos Marquez at Jose in Dallas

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts Nue Vodka
  • .25 part Crème de Cocoa
  • .25 parts café de el fuego
  • .5 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • .5 part cinnamon syrup
  • .5 part heavy cream
  • 2 marshmallows (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine ingredients, save for the marshmallow, in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with charred marshmallows.


Cinnamon Spice Martini, cocktail with garnish

Cinnamon Spice Martini

Cinnamon Spice Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Cinnamon Infused Nue Vodka*
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • .5 part lemon juice
  • Cinnamon stick & lemon wedge (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wedge.

*Cinnamon infused Nue

Pour out 2 oz. of Nue (set aside of course!) and drop 4-5 cinnamon sticks into the bottle. Let sit for 2 days and strain.