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New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes

It is tradition to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne. No ball drop is complete without it! If you want a sweet twist on this old classic for this year's New Year’s festivities, try one of these delicious champagne cocktail recipes.

New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Here are seven heavenly champagne cocktail recipes to tickle your fancy:

New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Bellini

A bellini is a nice alternative to your New Year’s bubbly, and makes a perfect drink for a New Year’s Day brunch. This classic mix of champagne and peach nectar is enjoying a revival among cocktail enthusiasts. Use the champagne cocktail recipe below to create your own delightful version of the bellini:

  • 2 oz peach juice or peach puree
  • 4 oz champagne or prosecco

Pour peach puree into a champagne glass and add champagne. You can also create a “Baby Bellini,” which is a non-alcoholic version of the drink. Simply substitute sparking cider for prosecco to make this yummy mock-tail.

Kiwi Sparkle

Enjoy this unexpected take on New Year’s cocktails with champagne. Garnish with a slice of kiwi to give guests a hint of what’s inside.

  • 3 oz champagne
  • ½ oz kiwi liqueur
  • 1 oz kiwi juice

Pour all ingredients into a champagne flute and serve.

Black Velvet

Serve this twist on traditional Irish stout to your beer-drinking guests. This is great if you're having a casual party but still want to toast with champagne cocktails when the ball drops.

  • 1 part stout beer
  • 4 parts champagne

Fill your glass with your favorite stout beer and then float your champagne on top of the stout by holding a spoon turned upside down over the drink and pouring slowly over it. This will allow the liquid to run gently down the sides of the glass and the differing densities of the champagne and beer will cause them to remain largely in separate layers.

New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes


Champagne Fizz

Sugar and lemon give this fizzy drink a lemon-drop flavor. A good combination of sweet and sour, this champagne cocktail will be sure to please your guests.

  • 3 oz. chilled champagne
  • 1 ½ oz. gin
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar.

Pour the gin, lemon juice, and sugar into a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a champagne flute and add champagne. Serve chilled.

New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Champagne Sangria

Try this bubbly adaptation on traditional sangria.

  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup strawberries, blended
  • Chopped fruit (apple, mango, orange, lime)
  • 1 bottle of champagne

Prepare a large bowl or pitcher. Add in the orange juice, strawberries, and fruit. Mix together well. Allow to sit for at least a few hours (and preferably overnight), so the liquids absorb the flavors of the fruit. Add in the champagne just before serving, so that it doesn't go flat.

Poinsettia

Perfect for holidays, these ruby red champagne drinks will punch up your party.

  • ½ oz Cointreau or triple sec
  • Champagne
  • 3 oz cranberry juice

Pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into champagne flutes. Top off with champagne.

French 75

Named after WWI French artillery guns, this drink packs as much power as its name implies.

  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz gin
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • Champagne

Pour the lemon juice, gin, and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute and add champagne.

New Year's Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Champagne & Strawberries

When in doubt, keep it simple and give guests the option to have their champagne as is or garnished with strawberries for a hint of flavor.

Need an occasion to try these fabulous champagne drink ideas? Host a New Year's party and start planning your menu around these beautiful and tasty drinks!

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