Sparkling Cocktail and Punch Recipes for New Year's Eve

Champagne is inherently festive, and when it comes to swapping one year for another, bubbly is required. But while we love an unadulterated Champagne or sparkling wine, how about mixing it up a bit with a glittering, fizzy cocktail or punch? It's even more festive, in a way, to add sugar and spice (and everything nice). Here are some ways to put your personal touch on the drink, so you can offer your guests the best good cheer as they welcome the new year.

First up: A Holiday Sparkler. A combination of warm spices, brandy, and a touch of brown sugar makes this cocktail a seasonal sipper appropriate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve.