It may be hard to believe, but the end of the year is upon us once again. It is time to reflect on the past year and think about the year ahead. If you are not quite ready to make your New Year’s resolutions, why not think about New Year’s Eve festivities instead? There is nothing better than a fun New Year’s Eve party with family, friends, and champagne cocktails. Everyone knows about mimosas and bellinis, so why not try something new and a little different this year? Check out these 10 champagne cocktails to ring in the New Year.
10 Champagne Cocktails to Ring in the New Year
1. Southside Royale
These are great refreshing, light champagne cocktails if you like citrus flavors. They are simple to make with only four ingredients. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into a champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a sprig of mint to add a refreshing aromatic (and make you look a little fancy and sophisticated).
Gin is a great champagne mixer because of its light taste and versatile flavor profile. The lime juice adds some tart, but the simple syrup will balance it out with sweetness. Everyone at your New Year’s Eve party will love this one.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Food & Wine.
2. Fancy Bourbon Punch
If you are looking to make a big batch of champagne cocktails, look no further than this Fancy Bourbon Punch. Break out your grandmother’s crystal punch bowl and muddle sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of the bowl. Add freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice, tea, and bourbon and stir. Top it with champagne and freshly grated nutmeg just before serving.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Esquire.
If you are more of a Prosecco or sparkling wine fan, this cocktail is for you. The word “sbagliato” means mistake in Italian. The story goes that a bartender grabbed sparkling wine instead of gin as he was mixing a drink and the result was this bubbly mistake.
This is another simple cocktail to put together. All you have to do is pour Prosecco (or another sparkling white wine of your choice), sweet vermouth, Campari, and club soda into a wine or rocks glass and garnish with a slice of lime. It is bubbly, refreshing, and will likely be the hit of the party.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Bon Appetit.
4. Platinum Sparkle
Everyone loves a brandied cherry. They always seem to signal a delicious cocktail. The Platinum Sparkle not only has a brandied cherry garnish, but it is also made with maraschino liqueur.
To make these champagne cocktails, mix vodka, maraschino liqueur, Lillet blanc, and lemon juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and mix in champagne. Garnish with your brandied (or maraschino) cherry. This sophisticated champagne cocktail might just remind you of those childhood Shirley Temples your parents used to let you drink.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Food & Wine.
5. Classic Champagne Cocktail
If you like the taste of champagne, the Classic Champagne Cocktail is for you. Variations of this drink are served at bars around the world, but the champagne really shines through in this classic version.
Simply soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Pour champagne (or sparkling wine if that is more your taste) over the sugar cube and garnish with a lemon or orange twist.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Epicurious.
6. Champagne Margarita
Who does not love a margarita with their chips and salsa? Add a little champagne to that margarita and you have yourself a bubbly Champagne Margarita perfect for ringing in the New Year.
Simply start with your regular margarita ingredients – tequila, lime – and add orange liqueur and champagne. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a salt rim and you have a champagne cocktail ready for when that ball drops at midnight!
7. Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
This champagne cocktail is as delicious as it is easy on the eyes. The Blackberry Thyme Sparkler is made with homemade blackberry simple syrup, gin, champagne, and is garnished with blackberries and a sprig of thyme. If you want to get really fancy, rim the glass with gold baking sugar for extra sparkle.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from The Effortless Chic.
8. Champagne Mule
If you love a Moscow Mule, look no further for your New Year’s Eve champagne cocktail than the Champagne Mule. Just like a Moscow Mule this version includes vodka, ginger beer, and lime, but adds a splash of champagne to give the classic drink a bubbly upgrade.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Delish.
9. Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
This champagne cocktail puts a delicious tropical twist on your New Year’s Eve. Perfect for ringing in the new year, the Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail has only four ingredients! Rim your glass with shredded coconut. Then pour in equal parts pineapple and coconut juices. Finally, top off with champagne or Prosecco.
You might need to add a tiny umbrella to this drink because it will certainly have you imagining that you are ringing in the New Year in a tropical paradise!
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from Pineapple and Coconut.
The Poinsettia is the perfect champagne cocktail for any holiday party. There are a number of recipes by the same name, but this one is simple and quick to make. No matter how big or small your New Year’s Eve gathering is this year, you can mix up a batch of these in no time.
The Poinsettia simply has three ingredients. Just pour orange liqueur and cranberry juice in a champagne flute, top with champagne, and garnish with an orange twist. Simple, delicious, and ready for your party guests to enjoy in no time.
Get the full champagne cocktail recipe from The Spruce Eats.
No matter what your past year has been like, New Year’s Eve should be a celebration. Whether you are celebrating the amazing year you just had or the fact that the year is finally over, enjoy one (or more!) of these champagne cocktails this New Year’s Eve and you will certainly ring in the New Year right. Then maybe you will be ready to tackle that New Year’s resolution.
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