Is there any sound more festive than a bottle of Champagne popping? We think not! Admittedly, it’s hard to improve on a crisp glass of chilled bubbles. But we found 12 drink recipes in which fresh herbs, sweet fruit, tart bitters (and all kinds of other good stuff) make Champagne even more delicious. Grab a glass and mix up one of these killer cocktails before the clock strikes midnight!
Ingredients: Prosecco, whole cherries, fresh thyme, lemon
This simple recipe calls for canned whole cherries and plenty of fragrant thyme. Lemon juice draws out the other flavors. Get directions from Baked Bree.
Ingredients: gin, simple syrup, heavy cream, lime juice, lemon juice, orange flower water, egg white, Blanc de Noirs or other sparkling pinot noir
This cocktail calls for a sparkling red, and is a bit labor intensive. But your mixology efforts will be rewarded with a festive creamy drink to ring in the New Year. Get directions from Stir and Strain.
Ingredients: cotton candy, Champagne or sparkling wine, St. Germain liqueur
The cotton candy melts as you pour Champagne over it, which makes for a Pinterest-worthy presentation and a very sweet treat. Get directions from Lauren Conrad.
Ingredients: mint, lime, blueberries, blackberries, blueberry vodka, Chambord, Champagne, ice
Sip a “Royale Resolution” while you look back on 2015 and set your goals for the year ahead. Get directions from Valley & Co. Lifestyle.
Ingredients: Champagne, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, bourbon, Cointreau
Even bourbon drinkers want to get in on the bubble action on New Year’s Eve. Get directions from Tuxedo No. 2.
Ingredients: peach schnapps, peach puree, agave syrup, ice, Prosecco, fresh white peach for garnish
Hosting a New Year’s Day brunch? Keep the party going with a batch of yummy peach Bellinis. Get directions from Melbourne Cocktails.
Ingredients: pear juice, ginger simple syrup, Champagne, Prosecco or sparkling white wine
Basically the holiday season in a Champagne flute! Get directions from Sweet Peas and Saffron.
Ingredients: applejack, apple cider, lemon juice, apricot brandy
Warm up on a cold night with a hearty winter cocktail topped with a bit of fizz. Get directions from The Cocktail Chronicles.
Ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut juice, Champagne or Prosecco, simple syrup, shredded coconut
It might be freezing outside on New Year’s Eve, but this frothy tropical cocktail will transport you to a warm, sandy beach (if only in your mind). Get directions from Pineapple and Coconut.
Ingredients: pomegranate juice, pear nectar, orange-flavored liqueur, Champagne, Prosecco or Cava
Mix up a batch of this bubbly punch to greet guests with welcome cocktails as they arrive at your party. Get directions from Pixelated Crumb.
Ingredients: orange juice, lime juice, vodka, brown simple syrup, Champagne, raspberries
A liberal pour of vodka topped off with Champagne is guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. Get directions from The Drink Blog.
Ingredients: vodka, limoncello, blood orange liqueur, Prosecco, grenadine, cherries and red sugar for garnish
This blogger recommends the Mi Amore for Valentine’s Day, but we think the pretty concoction works just as well for a romantic New Year’s Eve celebration. Get directions from Consumatorium.
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