New Year's Eve is just around the corner, all too soon after the hectic rush of the holidays and the whirl of gift-shopping and party-throwing. If you're anything like us, you're in the grip of post-holiday lassitude. So whether you're throwing a small party or snuggling up on the couch this New Year's Eve, the drinks should stay simple. Festive and bubbly, perhaps, but not taxing. So here are some hand-picked selections — sparkling wine mixed with simple, delicious syrups, the classic whiskey sour, a pitcher-full of tequila with ginger beer and limeade. Easy, laid-back, and delicious — just what New Year's Eve should be.

What's your drink of choice for New Year's Eve? Have a recipe or good cocktail you'd like to share?

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