There are few things that typically happen as the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. Whether you start with a kiss, pop a noisemaker or call a loved one, most often you do so with champagne in hand. Instead of sipping plain old bubbly this year, mix up one of these champagne cocktails to toast the start of the new year.
Simple in design and direction, these New Year's Eve cocktails are quick and simple to make, but add a special touch to your glass - which is perfect for just such an occasion!
Be sure to hit the store for champagne at least a few days before your party. New Year's is celebrated all over the world and is a big night for a lot of parties, which means bubbly is in high demand.
And once you've checked out the New Year's Eve Champagne cocktails below, brush up on popping the bubbly like a pro with our quick tips!
A mix of amaretto, champagne and apricot juice, our Starlight Sparkler is the perfect blend of sweet, tart, bubbly and smooth. Poured into a flute glass and garnished with a sparkly topper, it's an ideal New Year's Eve cocktail recipe.
Paula calls this minty blend The Father Time. While you might attribute the name to the cane we garnish the drink with, it's acutally so-named because this champagne cocktail recipe will definitely stand the test of time and be a must-have every year!
Blackberries are such an unexpected addition to a sparkling sip so this champagne cocktail recipe is always impressive as soon as a guest spots it. Once they take a sip? Fuggedaboutit!
The first of a few champagne cocktails spiked with vodka, this delicious sip can prove deadly if you overindulge! Cranberries add a festive twist to the simple mix and make it a champagne drink recipe that's as pretty as it is scrumptious.
If you prefer to ring in 2013 with a bit of decadence, make sure you've got our Midnight Kiss cocktail in hand. A touch of chocolate liqueur and a shaved chocolate rim makes this sparkling sip a chocolate-lover's dream.
Raspberries and champagne are a classic pairing, but we've added a dash of black cherry juice to the mix for an even sweeter sip. This sparkling New Year's Eve cocktail is one of the prettiest and most popular sips we've ever enjoyed at our parties.
If you've ever been to a fancy bar, chances are you've tried a floral cocktail. Did you know, though, that you can make one of these special sips at home? In fact, it's super simple! Check out our how-to for a champagne hibiscus cocktail that's always perfect for toasting a special occasion like New Year's Eve!
This pear and champagne cocktail couldn't be simpler, but the flavor combination of the two ingredients packs a whole lot of punch. Thanks to it's simple mix, this champagne cocktail is easily made into a punch, which is ideal if you've got a crowd!
This champagne cocktail, or sparkling float is more like it, is always a favorite at girl's night out parties. So, if it's a ladies only NYE party, make sure this drink makes it into your party plans!
Mimosas are the quintessential champagne cocktail, but we're adding a few extra ingredients to the mix to turn it into a New Year's Eve punch recipe you can toast with as the clock strikes midnight.