Champagne is fun to drink by itself but these holiday libations will have you drinking copious amounts of alcohol on New Year’s Eve.
If you happen upon a bottle of champagne this holidays season drinking it straight is not the only option. Champagne and sparkling wine can be combined with a lot of festive flavors such as cranberry or cider.
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1. Blood Orange Champagne Mule
This champagne cocktail from Half Baked Harvest is made with love, the blood of an orange, sparkling wine, vodka, ginger beer, mint and lime. Try holding it near a sparkler!
2. Bubbly French 75 Cocktail
FoodieCrush suggests mixing together champagne or sparkling wine with vodka, super fine sugar, a dash of lemon, a citrus twist and a marischino cherry in a champagne flute.
This Modo Champagne Flute (On sale for $7.17 each) from Pier 1 Imports has a similar modish shape to the one pictured above. The dishwasher safe glass is made from crystal in Germany.
3. Champagne Etoile
This holiday cocktail recipe from Coco Kelly combines sparklng wine with bourbon, lemon, sugar and vanilla. The sugar can be substituted with agave.
To find gold rim champagne glasses like the ones shown above consider this set of four Gold Rimmed Bubble Coupe Glasses ($23.96) from World Market.
4. Champagne Jello Shots
Nothing screams class louder than champagne gelatin shots. College Tourist suggests making clear gelatin with sparkling wine and gold sugar flakes, and then serving it on a nice tray.
5. Champagne Margarita
If your are south of the border this New Year’s then make your margarita more festive than it already is by pouring champagne on top of it. This recipe is by 40 Aprons.
6. Cider Champagne Spritzers
You can combine sparkling apple cider with champagne. Marla Meridith suggests making it more seasonal by adding chopped apples, anise, cinnamon and fresh ginger.
7. Grapefruit Sorbet Float
This Pink Grapefruit Champagne Sorbet Cocktail from the Daily Beast is an enticing dessert that will also get you super tossed without giving you a lot of warning beforehand.
8. Pink Champagne Cocktail
Cranberries, ginger ale and sparkling wine are the key ingredients of the Pink Champagne Cocktail by Sugar Dish Me that could be served in a punch bowl with cranberries.
9. Pomegranate Champagne Punch
Epicurious suggests an antioxidant rich champagne punch made with Brut champagne, rum, pomegranate juice, lemon and sugar. The top is garnished with mint lives.
The Dailyware 10-Piece Punch Set is on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99. It looks a lot like the one above and it comes with ten glasses and a plastic ladle.