20 EASY New Year’s Drinks & Snacks

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Just like that, another year is drawing to a close and we’re gearing up to ring in a new one! We have gathered some of our favorite EASY vegan drinks & snacks which are perfect for New Year’s parties and beyond. 

Drinks

Cutting board with a bowl of pomegranate arils beside fancy glasses filled with our St Germain Spritzers recipe
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St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
A spritzer of sparkling white wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, club soda and pomegranate juice. Pomegranate arils add a pop of color to this effortlessly delicious and simple cocktail.
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Kumquats and ice cubes in glasses filled with our homemade Gin and Tonic recipe
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All-Natural Gin and Tonics
Simple, spring-inspired gin and tonics with sparkling water in place of tonic for a healthier, more natural cocktail. Pick your citrus to customize flavor!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Two glasses of our Apple Cider Hot Rooibos Toddy recipe topped with sliced lemon
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Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy
Simple, soul-warming apple cider hot toddy infused with ginger, cinnamon, and rooibos tea. Spicy, naturally sweet, and perfect for cold winter nights.
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Using a bar spoon to stir our AMAZING Orange Whiskey Ginger with Mint for a perfect NYE cocktail
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Orange-Infused Whiskey Ginger
Orange-infused whiskey ginger with fresh lemon and ginger juice. Naturally sweetened, zesty, citrusy, and perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Pouring sparkling wine into a glass to make a Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita
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Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
Amazing 5-ingredient pomegranate margarita made bubbly with sparkling white wine. Perfectly tart, sweet and so refreshing. Perfect for New Year’s Eve and beyond!
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Fresh pears and cranberries on a platter with stemware filled with our Champagne Cocktails recipe
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Pear & Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
Fancy, 5-ingredient champagne cocktails with pear-cranberry reduction. The perfect festive drink for New Year’s Eve and special occasions this winter.
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Two glasses of our Chili Cinnamon Hot Toddy recipe topped with lemon slices
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Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy
A simple, 7-ingredient hot toddy with chili-cinnamon infused maple simple syrup. Tart from lemon and sweet from the simple syrup and bourbon. A naturally sweetened, warming cocktail for the colder months.
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Appetizers + Snacks

Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Platter of our flavorful Vegan Eggplant Mini Pizzas
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Crispy Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizzas
Crispy 10-ingredient eggplant pizzas that are gluten-free and vegan! Cornmeal and vegan parmesan crusted, baked till crispy, a delicious side or main!
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Tray stacked tall with homemade Vegan 7-Layer Bars
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Vegan 7 Layer Bars
Decadent vegan 7-layer bars with an almond-oat crust, date caramel, coconut butter and flakes, chocolate chips, and peanut butter! Easy to make, gluten-free, and insanely delicious!
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Platter of our delicious Vegetable Pakoras alongside a measuring cup filled with chutney
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Mixed Vegetable Pakoras (30 minutes!)
Mixed vegetable pakoras with a green chutney dipping sauce. Flavorful, easy to make, and ready in 30 minutes! A delicious, Indian-inspired side or snack.
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Platter filled with our Easy Jackfruit Tacos recipe for a delicious plant-based meal
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Spicy Jackfruit Tacos (1-Pot Meal!)
Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos made in 1-pan in about 30 minutes! An insanely delicious, easy-to-make filling that’s perfect for tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos, and more!
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Ceramic dish filled with a batch of our Easy Red Salsa recipe
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Easy Red Salsa
Easy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!
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Bowl of Golden Goddess Turmeric Hummus surrounded by carrot sticks
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Golden Goddess (Turmeric) Hummus
10-minute golden hummus infused with anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric! Creamy, flavorful, and protein-packed!
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Tray displaying two gluten-free vegan Cauliflower Banh Mi sandwiches with a jar of pickled veggies behind it
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Cauliflower Banh Mi
Vegan Banh Mi Sandwich made with savory, caramelized cauliflower, sriracha mayo, and quick-pickled vegetables. Just 30 minutes to make this hearty sandwich!
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Grabbing some Korean-Inspired Cauliflower Wings wrapped in lettuce leaves with shredded carrot
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Spicy Korean Style Cauliflower Wings
Amazingly flavorful 8-ingredient, 30-minute cauliflower wings! Seasoned with Korean gochujang sauce and baked until tender. A flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s also soy- and nut-free!
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Tray of Vegan Arepa Sandwiches with a jar of hot sauce in the background
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Black Bean & Plantain Arepa Sandwiches
30-minute, 10-ingredient arepa sandwiches with roasted plantains, smoky black beans, guacamole, and habanero hot sauce! A tasty snack or satisfying vegan meal!
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Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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Bowl of Creamy Vegan Ranch dressing surrounded by fresh chopped vegetables for dipping
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Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Creamy, oil-free vegan ranch requiring just 10 simple ingredients and 1 bowl with BIG flavor! The perfect dairy-free dressing for salads, vegetables, and more!
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If you give any of these New Year’s recipes a try this holiday season, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy New Year, friends!

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