There's something about New Year's Eve that just calls for a bottle of bubbly or a flute of something sparkling.
But sometimes you want to mix it up a little as well - after all, NYE is a special night and therefore you should have a special beverage or two! So why not add a champagne cocktail to the mix - from the traditional standbys to the contemporary twists on the classics, there are plenty of options. Here are some of our favorites:
A combination of champagne or prosecco with peach nectar makes for a fruity Italian twist on the standard flute of champagne. Garnish with strawberries or blueberries along with a slice of peach for extra color and flavor.
Champagne with gin, lemon juice, and a dash of simple syrup results in a classic cocktail that will lend a touch of old school glamour to your New Year's Eve celebration.
This classic French apértif features créme de cassis topped off with champagne. Here's how to make it and add a bit of Parisian style to your NYE.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
If Martha Stewart recommends it, it's certainly a good thing! Here's how she combines bitters, a sugar cube, cognac, and champagne for a perfect New Year's Eve libation.
Champagne plus triple sec, mandarin liqueur, and grapefruit juice makes for refreshing citrus twist on the traditional NYE beverages. Garnish it with slices of orange for an added flourish.
A one to one combination of stout (Guinness is the classic choice) and champagne makes for a surprisingly delicious high-low beverage.
This sparkling mocktail might be the perfect choice for NYE, with its blend of ginger syrup, fresh lime juice, and sparkling water.
Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail
Blackberry and lavender make a fabulous combination; add champagne, and you have an elegant and visually stunning cocktail that will help you start the New Year off right.