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6 Best Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

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As the clock counts down to midnight, there’s no better way to toast the New Year than with a glass of Champagne—except for a Champagne-based cocktail. Spritzy, festive and often boozier than a straight glass of bubbly, these fantastic drinks will kick any New Year’s Eve party up a notch or three. Here, the best Champagne-based cocktails to ring in the New Year.

The ur-boozy bubbly beverage, the Champagne Cocktail is an oldy but a goody, which will be as good next year as it was this year, as it was last year. It’s perfect for those ringing in the new year without any intention of changing or making phony resolutions.

The Essentials

Sugar Cube
Bitters
Champagne
The French 75 is named for the drink’s powerful kick, which rivals that of WWI-era French artillery—or in this case, New Year’s fireworks. The recipe amps up Champagne with a hit of gin and lemon juice, making for a dazzling display of boozy delight.

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Gin
lemon juice
Champagne
Blackcurrant liqueur adds a sultry tone to a New Year’s celebration, giving revelers a striking red alternative to the typical golden flute of Champagne. Sip this dark, romantic nectar as the clock counts down to midnight.

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Crème de Cassis
Champagne
Like celebrating with grapes at midnight, the fresh peach in a Bellini is a fruity way to note the passing of another year. While the drink might not carry the same notions of good luck, you certainly won’t feel unlucky drinking this delicious combo of peach purée and Champagne.

The Essentials

peach purée
Prosecco
This low ABV spritz will ensure you make it all the way to midnight. Made with apricot liqueur, Aperol and dry Champagne, it’s a beautiful, bright, sparkling beverage that will whisk you away to a sun-dappled patio, no matter how chilly it is outside.

The Essentials

Aperol
Apricot Liqueur
Champagne
Keep the Champagne party going all through the night and into the New Year with a Mimosa at New Year’s Day brunch. The eternal king of day drinks will start you off right in the New Year (or at least help you recover from a long night of debauchery).

The Essentials

Orange Juice
Champagne
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Bubbly is meant to be shared, so whip up a bowl of this Champagne and vodka-based punch for all your fellow New Year’s partiers. With plenty of dry curaçao, orange bitters and candied oranges to give the punch some citrusy zip, this big batch drink will keep everyone hyped all night.

The Essentials

Vodka
Champagne
Candied Orange Slices
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New year, new you, new Rum&Coke. This re-envisioning of the classic two ingredient cocktail recreates the original Coke taste with cola syrup, Fernet Branca and orinoco bitters. But in a truly luxe twist, the drink gets its carbonation from dry Champagne. This drink will make you do a double take, and drinking more of it will quickly become your top New Year’s resolution.

The Essentials

Bacardi Facundo
Cola Syrup
Champagne
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Celebrate New Year’s like a turn-of-the-century aristocrat with this Champagne-topped orange granita. With white rum and white wine for boozy punch and egg white for texture, this is the dessert that you deserve as you enter the new year, no matter what year it is.

The Essentials

white rum
white wine
orange juice

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