A brand new year calls for a very special cocktail. Make the first hours of 2016 memorable with these seven sparkling champagne cocktail recipes that shine bright prospects on the forthcoming New Year.

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1. Champagne Mojitos

Serving a signature cocktail to ring in 2016? The good news is that you don’t have to choose between bubbly and a tart mojito—when you can combine both drinks into one impressive cocktail! Mix and muddle sweet rum and fresh mint then top with a tart splash of champagne.

champagne mojitos

Source: FoodandWine.com

2. Red Currant Champagne Cocktail

This simple yet spectacular cocktail calls for the chilled bubbly of your choice met by 2 heaping tablespoons of red currant puree. Opt for a champagne on the sweeter side to counteract the tartness of the juicy red currant preserve. Serve in tall, majestic champagne flutes.

red currant champagne

Source: Martha Stewart

3. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats

This drink will literally make all your tangerine dreams a reality! Enjoy dessert with a boozy twist! This New Year’s Eve dessert is made specially for grown ups only—top tart citrus sorbet (you can use orange, lime, lemon, or even mango) with bright sparking wine or bubbly.

tangerine floats

Source: CompletelyDelicious.com

4. Cranberry St. Germain Sparkler

Add some serious sparkle to your holiday soiree with this festive and bright champagne sipper. Make an entire pitcher before your guests arrive by mixing 1 cup of vodka with a splash of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and champagne (or club soda, if you prefer). Don’t forget your real party trick—gold and silver cocktail sticks!

st. Germain Cocktail

Source: TheKitchn.com

5. Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail

Kick off a new year with the tropical tang of pineapple, coconut, and champers. This festive cocktail appears snow-topped, thanks to the finely shredded coconut rims. Shake chilled organic pineapple juice with coconut juice, top graciously with Prosecco or champagne and add a splash of simple syrup.

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Source: PineappleandCoconut.com

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6. Pear Brandy Champagne Cocktail

Mix the life of the party (champagne) with an understated classic (brandy) in the cocktail to end 2015 in style. This subtle sweet sipper calls for melted sugar, sticky pear brandy, and champagne poured into sparkling flutes and served with a thin slice of fresh pear.

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Source: Food Network

7. The French 75

End the year on a classy, elegant note with the drink made famous by an entire “Lost Generation” of artists and poets, such as Ernest Hemingway. This simple, beautiful and bubbly take on the French 75 calls for gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar, chilled champagne, and just a twist of lemon.

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Source: Creative-Culinary.com

 

Anna

Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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