sparkling holiday Champagne cocktail recipes
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Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebration (and especially with New Year’s Eve), so it’s no surprise that sparkling cocktails can pull your holiday event together with a simple pour, stir, and twist. Whether you’re hosting a spirited brunch or an evening affair, feel free to play around with different types of sparkling wine, but keep your grand cru Champagnes in the chiller. This is a time to showcase your inexpensive bottles.

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Pro-Tip: Be sure you know how to open a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine so that it doesn’t fall flat (or worse, injure someone)!

French 75

French 75 Champagne cocktail recipe

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The French 75 is a classic Champagne cocktail: traditional, elegant, and best suited for a cocktail party. Get our French 75 recipe.

Champagne Sunrise

Try this easy, fizzily festive twist on the tried-and-true tequila sunrise to welcome in 2019. You’ll need:

  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • sparkling wine
  • ice

To make it, fill a highball glass with ice, then pour in the grenadine. Next, pour in the orange juice, then the tequila, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a fresh orange wedge if you like.

Persimmon Champagne Cocktail

Persimmon Champagne Cocktail recipe

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Sweet persimmons make this a lovely, complex little cocktail that’s super simple to make. Just be sure your Hachiya persimmons are really soft and ripe. Get the Persimmon Champagne Cocktail recipe.

Cherry Sugar Fizz

Cherry Sugar Fizz (cherry Champagne cocktail recipe)

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The bobbing cherries make this sweet cocktail feel extra playful. It would definitely be a crowd-pleaser at a party, but there’s no reason you couldn’t make some with a few friends for an evening in. Get our Cherry Sugar Fizz recipe.

Sparkling Rosemary Pomegranate Mimosas

Rosemary Pomegranate Mimosa recipe

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Pomegranates are one of the best reasons to look forward to winter. The floral and herbaceous notes in this drink are wonderful on a chilly winter’s eve, and it’s a cinch to create. Get the Sparkling Rosemary Pomegranate Mimosas recipe.

Yellow Bicycle

Yello Bicycle champagne cocktail with elderflower liqueur and yellow Chartreuse

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Be careful! Even though this drink feels light, it’s a potent blend. It addition to Prosecco, it contains both elderflower liqueur and yellow Chartreuse, and it’s sure to liven up any party. Get our Yellow Bicycle Cocktail recipe.

Prosecco Negroni (Negroni Sbagliato)

Prosecco Negroni (Negroni Sbagliato)

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The Italian word sbagliato translates to “mistaken.” Legend has it this drink was invented when a bartender accidentally grabbed a bottle of Spumante, instead of gin, while mixing a Negroni. It was a happy accident, and these cheery drinks are perfect before a meal. Get our Prosecco Negroni (Negroni Sbagliato) recipe.

Pear & Thyme Fizz

Pear and Thyme Fizz Champagne cocktail recipe

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The thyme gives this bubbly concoction a savory kick. This is an easy yet impressive cocktail that you can mix up for guests in a matter of minutes. Get the Pear & Thyme Fizz recipe.

Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail recipe

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The dried hibiscus flower makes these cocktails as beautiful as they are delicious—they could double as decoration at a holiday party. Get the Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail recipe.

Holiday Sparkler

Brown Sugar Spiced Champagne Cocktail recipe

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Brown sugar and baking spices make this a warming winter cocktail; brandy doesn’t hurt, either. It’s a perfect pick-me-up for when the next snowstorm hits. Add a little edible gold or silver glitter to the sugar rim for extra festive sparkle. Get our Holiday Sparkler Cocktail recipe.

Poinsettia Punch

Cranberry Orange Champagne Punch recipe

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Cranberry and orange are a natural combination. This beauty is easy to make in large batches, it’s citrusy, and it reeks of holiday cheer. Get our Poinsettia Punch recipe.

Champagne and Sorbet Float

Champagne sorbet floats with lavender

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Winter got you down? Indulge in a little escapism with this fanciful sorbet-and-lavender cocktail. Get our Champagne and Sorbet Float recipe.

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