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7 Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve


The New Year’s Eve party is supposed to be exciting for everybody. However, there are some people who want a quiet small gathering to catch up with family and friends and plot the way forward into the New Year. Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter which kind of party you want to throw. In the end, it will never be complete without a few good drinks.

“Never trust any complicated cocktail that remains perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.” - Terry Pratchett

You should have an assortment of drinks. They can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. However, there has to be a bottle of champagne somewhere in all this mix. We all know that you don’t really cross over to the New Year until you’ve popped open a champagne bottle. This has always been a great tradition on many parties but you can still add a few twists to make the champagne even more magical. The following are a few simple champagne cocktails that you can try this year:

Grapefruit and Rosemary Mimosa

Sometimes adding a little plant can really make a difference
Adding new tastes to champagne. Source: Country Living

There is nothing more refreshing than drinking to the New Year and rising glasses to toast for better times ahead. This simple and delightful Grapefruit and Rosemary Mimosa is a very good choice. It is beautifully refreshing and perfectly suited for this momentous occasion. You can serve it cold to spice up the experience. Nonetheless, it’s a great drink for any party. Aside from rosemary, you can include the following in a mimosa:

  • Chambord
  • Guinness
  • Grapefruit
  • Cherry
  • Berries
  • Strawberries
  • Honey
  • Mustard seed
  • Salt

Mango Mimosa

Try the magic of mango
Fruit is always a fine addition. Source: Vintage Kitty

Since we are on the amazing Mimosa theme, how about a simple Mango Mimosa? Yes, we know it sounds a little bit like a drink designed for a birth party but trust us, it’s not. Its delicious taste and yellow appeal will get everyone interested. Besides, you only need mangoes and some champagne to make it. What could be easier than that?

Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail

Drink recipes for any New Year's celebration
Try a flair for the exotic. Source: Pineapple and Coconut 

It’s indeed the time to bring back the festive flair with this simple Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail. Use shredded coconut to line the rim of the glass. Pour in some pineapple juice and a touch of champagne. It’s ready to drink as it is. This is a unique cocktail you can make and its mushy texture will definitely be something to savor.

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

Blackberry accents can go a long way as well
Nearly anything can be added for some flair and flavor. Source: The Cookie Rookie

We know that a lot of you guys have many cocktail ideas you’d like to try this year. But before you do anything, consider this immaculate Blackberry Ombre Sparkler cocktail. It’s made to impress! If you want to give your guests the impression of elegance and some touch of exotic fire, you will not go wrong with this cocktail.

Raspberry Basil Champagne Spritzers

Fruity drink are always acceptable when champagne is involved!
Don't they look good enough to drink? Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Add a colorful new twist to your champagne glasses with this Raspberry Basil cocktail. The sweetness of raspberry and a small sprinkle of basil will make it worth your time. This is one of those drinks that hardly last until midnight. We suggest saving a glass or two for yourself before the party starts.

Champagne Margaritas

You wouldn't expect the two to combine so easily.
Some of you are wondering if you read that right. You did! Source: The Kitchen is my Playground

Who said margaritas cannot be enjoyed on New Year’s Eve? I think no one and to be fair, this simple cocktail will be perfect for the occasion. It’s a mixture of margarita and champagne. Don’t over mix it though. Serve it while cold and let everyone have some fun.

Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail

A professional drink for a sophisticated party
Pouring the champagne makes it look so much more impressive. Source: Olivia Cuisine

We all know that champagne is already a classy and elegant drink. But you can add to this amazing aura by mixing it up with the wild hibiscus. The flowers add a beautiful and appealing red colored look that will be a delight to everybody. If you love to charm your guests with a breathtaking serving of drinks, hibiscus flowers must be on the menu.

Cocktails can significantly improve the drinks served in any party. As you pour a glass of champagne this New Year’s Eve, think about how you can spice it up with creative cocktails to make the experience even more magical. Our picks above should be great for anyone but it’s all about your imagination.

Related: 14 Spectacular Ideas for Your 2016 New Year's Eve

Like these ideas? Which ones are you going to take to heart? Let us know in the comments below!

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