There’s no better way to welcome the Lunar New Year than with a toast! With 2023 being the ‘Year of the Rabbit,’ there are many fantastic drinks perfect for celebrating.
From classic champagne to special cocktails made with traditional ingredients, choosing a drink for this auspicious occasion should be easy and fun.
We’ve selected the top five drinks that make perfect pairings for your Lunar New Year feasts and gatherings – all guaranteed to bring a smile and some luck for this special time of year. Get ready to celebrate. Cheers!
The Top Five Drinks To Celebrate Lunar New Year
1. Mumm De Cramant NV Champagne
Celebrate Lunar New Year in style with a bottle of Mumm De Cramant NV Champagne. Nothing says “Happy New Year” quite like popping a bubbly bottle and sharing the joy, and this champagne is the perfect choice to mark the occasion.
Taste divine sweet fruits, lively bubbles, and hints of freshly-baked brioche! Enjoy with fresh seafood or as an aperitif before a delicious feast – it’s sure to brighten up the festivities.
Raise your glasses, make a toast and take your celebration to the next level – because nothing marks Lunar New Year quite like an exquisite pour of Mumm De Cramant NV Champagne!
2. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Rabbit Scotch Whisky
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in style with Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Rabbit Scotch Whisky. This limited edition beverage is made with individually selected whiskies blended together to form a complex, delicate, and smooth whisky.
The packaging is elegantly designed right down to the special details that honour Chinese culture and design. The vibrant blue bottle exudes captivating flavours and aromas worthy of sharing with friends and family throughout Lunar New Year celebrations.
Each sip unveils intriguing notes of vanilla and honey, making it a treasured addition to any holiday gathering. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky this Lunar New Year!
3. Peddlers Salted Plum Gin
This Lunar New Year, adding a fun twist to the celebrations is Peddlers Salted Plum Gin. This delightfully festive spirit has just enough salty sweetness and strong juniper undertones to make it as deliciously unique as this special occasion.
Not only does it smell and taste amazing, but its bright colour of light pink lends a great pop of cheerful festiveness to your celebrations, even when one can’t physically gather with friends and family.
So if you are looking for an interesting yet traditional way to say ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ this holiday season, the Peddlers Salted Plum Gin should certainly be your drink of choice.
4. Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2019 Giftbox
What better way to commemorate this festive season than with a bottle of Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2019 Giftbox? This full-bodied red wine has a rich, vibrant aroma with flavours that tantalise and delight the taste buds.
Crafted from 80% shiraz grapes grown in Australia’s Barossa Valley, this complex blend is sure to add a touch of elegance to your celebration.
Generous notes of plum, fruitcake, pepper and spice are balanced beautifully by subtle oak undertones. Enjoy a glass as you welcome the Lunar New Year in style!
5. Martell XO Cognac
The Lunar New Year is a time for celebration and what better way to celebrate than with a unique, delicious drink? For an unforgettable Lunar New Year celebration, look no further than Martell XO Cognac.
This award-winning cognac makes an excellent addition to the Lunar New Year festivities; it offers an intense flavour created by blending eaux-de-vie that have been aged between 10 and 25 years.
The perfect combination of mellow sweetness, fresh fruitiness, and deep butterscotch notes adds an elegance that can’t be found anywhere else. Taking a sip of Martell XO Cognac while surrounded by friends and family will make every Lunar New Year even more special.
As you can see, there are many wonderful drinks to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Whether you choose one of these traditional drinks from Asia or you opt for something closer to homes like champagne or beer, it’s important to remember why all of us are celebrating in the first place.
This is a time to come together and share this important event with family and friends. By taking a moment out of our busy lives, we can honour this tradition by raising a glass, no matter which drinks you choose! May the upcoming year be full of prosperity, happiness, and joy!