Happy New Year’s Eve! Ring in 2014 with a glass of something sparkly. Classic bubbly is always in style, but for a fun twist, try some of our favorite effervescent cocktails below — guaranteed to get the party started! Then, see our guide to all things Champagne, Prosecco, Cava to learn more about sparkling wines. Cheers!
This classic cocktail gets its name from the surprising kick it has, inspired by the 75-mm guns the French Army used in the field in World War I, when it was created. It’s the perfect aperitif before dinner or to accompany hors d’oeuvres.
|The Sparkling Brew
Here’s a cocktail that’s full of surprises! A Belgian-style ale fermented with berries gives an extra layer of depth to an otherwise light and refreshing drink.
|Sleigh Bell Sparkler
This festive drink combines sparkling wine with our yuzu-Meyer lemon cocktail mixer for a sweet and tangy cocktail. It’s a great way to enjoy the bright flavors of winter citrus!
|Sparkling Limoncello-Raspberry Cocktail
Here, vibrant limoncello pairs with sparkling wine and raspberries to create a cheerful crimson drink. With a lemony rimming sugar and a splash of sparkling wine, it was made for a special occasion.
Calvados adds a hint of apple to this harvest-themed drink, making it perfect for toasting a wintry occasion. Float a thin slice of apple in each glass for a festive touch.
A traditional kir is made with white wine and crème de cassis, a black currant-flavored liqueur. When prepared with Champagne, it’s called a kir royale — dry and spirited with just a hint of sweet berries.
|Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Enjoy a taste of the season with this gorgeous sparkling drink, featuring sweet-tart pomegranate seeds. It’s super simple to mix and makes an impressive presentation for a party.