Toast New Year's Eve with Cocktails

With this collection of Champagne cocktails and fruity sparklers, you have no excuse for not feeling festive on New Year's Eve.

  • Sparkling Cranberry Blush
    Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

    Sparkling Cranberry Blush

    Cocktail recipes are must-haves to ring in the new year. Try this sweet and tangy drink featuring cranberry juice and lemonade concentrate, a change from the standard mimosa.
  • Framboise Spritzers

    Framboise Spritzers

    Easy to make and easy to drink, this festive sparkling beverage features raspberry liqueur, Champagne, and a splash of lime juice.
  • Kir Royale

    Kir Royale

    A Kir Royale is a classic cocktail made with the black currant liqueur crème de cassis and Champagne. Offering a tray of these festive beverages is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your party.
  • Pear Mimosas
    Photo: William Meppem

    Pear Mimosas

    Instead of orange juice, stir pear nectar into champagne and offer these golden mimosas at your next holiday brunch.
  • Rossini Bellini
    Randy Mayor

    Rossini Bellini

    Greet your guests with a tray of refreshing bellinis. The traditional Italian beverage is typically made with fresh peaches, but we've used strawberries for this festive version.
  • Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

    Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

    Add holiday color to your champagne cocktail with pomegranate juice. Not only does it add beautiful color, but pomegranate juice is also rich in disease-fighting vitamin C.
  • Sparkling Passion-Fruit Aperitifs
    Photo: Minh & Wass

    Sparkling Passion-Fruit Aperitifs

    Add a splash of passion fruit nectar to sparkling white wine for a tropical twist. Passion fruit is known to relax the body and mind from stress, so take a break from the holiday grind and enjoy.
  • Crimson Spice Champagne Cocktail
    James Carrier

    Crimson Spice Champagne Cocktail

    Color it crimson with cranberry juice cocktail, and add the holiday spice by steeping the juice with fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
  • Sparkling Peach Splash
    Karry Hosford

    Sparkling Peach Splash

    When fresh peaches are not in season, you can make this version of a traditional Bellini with frozen peaches.
  • Cran-Raspberry Spritzer
    Howard L. Pcukett

    Cran-Raspberry Spritzer

    Raspberry-flavored vodka is the magic ingredient in this fruity sparkling beverage.
  • Raspberry Sparkler
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Raspberry Sparkler

    A splash of lime juice adds a zing to the sweet cran-raspberry juice in this chilled sparkling beverage.
  • Sparkling Citrus Cider
    HOWARD L. PUCKETT

    Sparkling Citrus Cider

    Perfect for holiday breakfasts or parties with kids, this festive alcohol-free libation is a blend of tangerine juice, orange juice, and apple cider spiked with a splash of Santa's favorite red syrup—grenadine. Call it a Tequila Sunrise minus the tequila.
  • Sparkling Chimayó Cocktails
    Douglas Merriam; Jan Gautro

    Sparkling Chimayó Cocktails

    This tequila-spiked cocktail gets its bubbles from sparkling apple cider and sparkling water.
  • Raspberry-Orange Sunrises
    Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir

    Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

    Stir sparkling wine into a mixture of fresh orange juice and pureed raspberries for a bright and fruity way to greet the day.
  • Champagne and Cranberries
    John O'Hagan

    Champagne and Cranberries

    Although strawberries and champagne may seem more traditional, adding dried cranberries to sparkling wine is a nice holiday touch.
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