By Win Salyards, Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing
Is there a better way to close out a year than dancing and listening to your favorite song, and pouring yourself a celebratory drink? We don’t think so! So, if you’re looking for inspiration for your own celebration, we’ve compiled our list of songs and drinks to ring out this new year. We hope you have a happy New Year. Check them out below:
Matt Heinz, President
Song: Sky Full of Stars
Drink Pairing: Blantons (neat)
I’m generally not a Coldplay guy, but this song is awesome. Turn your radio up to 11 and dance around your living room (and put it on repeat!)
Maria Geokezas, Chief Operating Officer
Song: Let Go by Frou Frou
Drink pairing: French 75 (with pomegranate to make it even more festive)
This song and the whole album are good background music for a chill New Year’s Eve celebration. Get with your favorite people, mix up a batch of French 75’s, and just enjoy the company as you ring in the new year.
Payal Parikh, Director of Client Engagement
Drink Pairing: Hot cocoa with mini marshmallows
The song cheers you up to look forward and makes you believe that best of life is around you, and you just need to change your outlook and lift the fog.
Lisa Heay, Director of Business Operations
Drink Pairing: Raspberry Kir Royale
This refreshing champagne cocktail will help you say “Thank U, Next” to 2021 in style. On to 2022!
Sheena McKinney, Executive Assistant to President
Drink Pairing: Something bubbly!
Recipe: Pour some sparkling wine, add fresh fruit like pomegranate or berries
With all that seems “broken” in the world, the chorus of this song seems so fitting:
“Gotta keep it real simple, keep it real simple, bring everything right back to ground zero ’cause it all comes down to this: Love God and love people. We’re living in a world that keeps breakin’, but if we wanna find the way to change it, it all comes down to this: Love God and love people.”
Cherie Singer, Business Development Manager
Drink Pairing: Manhattan
Though it has nothing to do with New Year’s – it feels nostalgic and bittersweet about the past – and it’s just a damned great song. A Manhattan pairs well with everything!
Tom Swanson, Engagement Manager
Drink Pairing: Sapporo
I am still alive… hopefully, and a cold beer is always welcome.
Jamie Montoya, Engagement Manager
Drink Pairing: New York Sour
Balance out all the New Year’s Eve treats with this whiskey sour topped with a red wine float.
Brenna Lofquist, Sr Marketing Consultant & Client Services Operations
Drink Pairing: Clayton’s Holiday Margarita
Keep it festive with this tasty tequila cocktail while you forget about 2021, and don’t stop believin’ that 2022 will be a better year…
Lauren Bensussen, Sr Marketing Consultant
Drink Pairing: Dirty Martini
Recipe: Papa Aaron’s Way: Bone-dry (no vermouth), straight-up, shaken-not stirred! With 2 olives
This combo conjures up memories of my dapper grandfather Aaron twirling my dazzling grandmother Edie across the dancefloor. Chivalry ain’t dead!
Michelle Voznyuk, Sr. Marketing Consultant
Drink Pairing: Pomegranate Mojito
Love a classic song and a fun drink to ring in the New Year!
Carly Bauer, Marketing Consultant
Drink Pairing: Spiced Cranberry Margarita Recipe
Whether it’s the end of the day or the end of the year, we all need a good drink and a lazy day.
Rachel Degginger, Marketing Consultant
Song: Dancing Queen by Abba
Drink Pairing: Bee’s Knees
Not normally a New Years’ song, but when I think about a song my friends and I will ALWAYS dance to and sing along with, this is at the top of the list! My cocktail is an ode to the 20’s- the 1920s! A prohibition-era drink.
Cameron Katoozi, Marketing Consultant
Drink Pairing: Apple Cider Old Fashioned
A classic song paired with this classic drink is my favorite way to ring in the new year!
Brittany Lieu, Marketing Consultant
Song: 22 – Taylor Swift
Drink Pairing: Sparkling Cider
Not quite the classic song, but it seemed relevant this New Year.
Win Salyards, Marketing Consultant
Drink Pairing: Spicy habanero ginger beer margarita
It’s been quite the year, hell, 2 years, so why not bring it out with a bang? This song from IDLES is an absolute banger with a great message, and together with this firey cocktail, it is sure to jumpstart your 2022!