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