2018 is like so last year and we are ready to live our best lives in 2019. But sometimes you have a rough day and you need a little pick-me-up. So if you, much like us at TrendE, enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest, we have got you covered. Nothing says “hello New Year” quite like a cocktail party, so we’d like to share with you a few of our DIY cocktail combinations to start your 2019 gathering off the right way!

Peppermint Twist


44 ml of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
44 ml of almond/coconut milk
14 ml coffee liqueur
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and SHAKE IT!! Strain into a coupe glass and add a mini candy cane for that extra festive touch.

Cranberry Mimosa
cranberry mimosa


• Cranberry juice
• Champagne of choice
• Sparkling white sugar
• Fresh/ frozen cranberries

Rim your champagne flute with water and dip in the sparkling sugar. Proceed to pour 1/4 cup of cranberry juice and 1/2 cup of champagne into your glass. Add a few fresh or frozen cranberries and voila! A zesty beverage for out bubbly lovers out there.

Spicy Cinnamon Toddy
Spicy Cinnamon Toddy


• 1/2 cup water
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 small cinnamon stick, plus more for serving
• 1 orange slices, plus more for serving
• 30-55ml bourbon, depending on your taste
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice

In a saucepan, bring the water, honey, cinnamon, and orange slices to a boil for 2 minutes then remove from the heat, and let sit 5 minutes. Next, stir in the bourbon and lemon juice. Pour the toddy into a glass. Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick and enjoy your delightful drink.

Fairy Fog Cocktail
candy floss cocktail


• Rose of choice
• Pink Candy Floss
• Strawberry popping candy

Rim your champagne flute with water and dip in the popping candy. Pour your rose into the glass [not to the top!] and top off with a tuft of cotton candy, feel free to mix cotton candy into your drink for a glittery colour change!

Say sip sip hooray, because these drinks are sure to knock the socks off each and every one of your guests and ensure you go into the new year on a high note!

Stay TrendE.