On New Year’s, the more dancing bubbles on our tongues, the better. Mix up the following spritzy cocktails, using traditional champagne as the base, to serve at midnight (and throughout the evening, naturally). And here’s a garnishing tidbit: Fresh berries and herbs will go perfectly with the following.
This cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate and toast the new year with fresh mint and a touch of rum.
Perfect for a romantic New Year’s night in, this Chocolate Amaretto Cocktail is a drinkable dessert from Celebrations.com. The added splash of chocolate liqueur and amaretto make for a sexy cocktail.
Fresh thyme makes this cocktail elegant and memorable. Make the cherry syrup ahead of time and store in the fridge so you can mix drinks on demand. Try any sparkling wine you enjoy, even Franciacorta.
Sweet, light, and bubbly, this cocktail is great for a New Year’s day brunch. The hibiscus flowers in the bottom of the glasses will create cascades of bubbles and the ginger will add a not-too-powerful hint of flavor.
This vibrant, tart drink is warmed with vanilla beans and cloves. Add orange bitters and pomegranate liqueur to the mix for added booze.
If you put up peaches this past year, break them out for this cocktail. Made with a delicious peach and raspberry puree, this bubbly drink will be loved by all.
This light cocktail with elderflower liqueur, fresh mint and cucumber is a sweet success. Also try adding pear or lychee.
Thinly sliced apples, orange juice, and lemon juice make for a perfect winter sangria-like drink. Don’t forget to eat the apple slices, too!
This sweet, sweet drink is similar to a rich marzipan dessert. Enjoy with toasted almond sugar and amaretto.
A delicious cocktail with a tropical twist is delicious anytime of the year, but especially refreshing in the summer months. Don’t forget to rim the glasses in shredded coconut to complete the drink.
This article is posted with permission from Honest Cooking and first appeared as Ten Bubbly Champagne Cocktails with Spritz.