Get ready to raise your glass, America. Dec. 31 is not only New Year’s Eve, it’s also National Champagne Day. While the origins of this national “holiday” are unknown, nothing quite says Happy New Year like a sip or two of delicious champagne, a sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France. Although National Champagne Day is also celebrated in October and/or in August, December 31st is the perfect day for a bit of bubbly.
In honor of New Year’s Eve and National Champagne Day, why not start a new tradition this year by hosting a champagne tasting party? Or get your guests into the holiday “spirit” with the champagne cocktail recipes listed below. As always – please drink responsibly.
25 Champagne Cocktail Recipes
- Classic Champagne Cocktail – This cocktail, from Martha Stewart, calls for bitters, Cognac, champagne and a sugar cube.
- Classic Champagne Cocktail – Just drop a sugar cube into a glass, pour on some champagne and you’ve got a Classic Champagne Cocktail.
- Champagne Cocktail – This recipe, from Korbel, calls for chilled champagne, a sugar cube, bitters and a lemon twist.
- Cork County Bubbles – This recipe calls for Irish whiskey, Chartreuse, honey, fresh lemon juice and chilled champagne. Add a lemon twist for garnish.
- Champagne Fizz – You’ll need gin, lemon juice, superfine sugar and champagne for this drink.
- Bellini – All you need is a peach and some champagne and you are good to go.
- Champagne Punch – This recipe, from Martha Stewart, is perfect for parties! Just add peaches, raspberries, blueberries, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup to a bottle of champagne or sparking wine and you are good to go!
- Cosmopolitan Champagne Cocktail – You’ll need Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec orange liqueur, cranberry juice cocktail, lime juice, champagne and superfine granulated sugar. Be sure to read the reviews – many people omitted the sugar.
- Poinsettia Recipe – This pretty holiday cocktail calls for Grand Marnier (or Triple Sec) orange liqueur, cranberry juice and champagne.
- Cranberry Bog – Simple and pretty – you’ll need cranberry juice and champagne for this one.
- Cranberry, Tangerine and Pomegranate Punch – This pretty punch is perfect for any holiday table. You’ll need fresh cranberries, mint, pomegranate juice, freshly squeeze tangerine juice, cranberry juice cocktail and 2 bottles of champagne or sparkling wine.
- Pear and Cranberry Bellini – This festive drink has just 3 ingredients – pear nectar, cranberry juice cocktail and dry sparkling white wine or a bottle of Prosecco.
- Marasca Fizz – This cherry drink calls for maraschino cherries and syrup, superfine sugar, bitters, sugar cubes, cherry liqueur and chilled champagne.
- Champagne and Raspberry Sparkle Recipe – Simple to make and pretty for parties, you’ll need frozen raspberries, lemon juice and a bottle of bubbly.
- Blood Orange Champagne Cocktail – This mimosa-inspired recipe, from Martha Stewart, calls for just 2 ingredients – blood-orange juice and 2 bottles of champagne.
- Jingle Bell Natural – You’ll need cranberry juice, triple sec, champagne and Woodford Reserve.
- Very Sexy Martini – This lovely drink calls for raspberries, mint leaves, simple syrup, citrus vodka, fresh lime juice and champagne poured into a martini glass.
- Limoncello Sparkle Recipe – Besides champagne, you’ll need limoncello, Cointreau and ice cubes for this refreshing beverage.
- The Lanesborough – This pretty cocktail calls for Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, passion fruit juice and of course, champagne poured into a chilled champagne flute.
- Cinn-Apple Sparkler – You’ll need cinnamon schnapps, apple cider, an apple slice for garnish and sparkling wine for this cocktail recipe.
- Black Velvet – Beer lovers will love this drink that calls for two ingredients – Guinness Beer and champagne! Voila!
- French 75 – This cocktail recipe calls for simple syrup, gin or cognac, fresh lemon juice and champagne poured into a lovely champagne flute.
- Champagne Darling? Freezes – Rachael Ray shares this fun cocktail recipe that calls for vodka, sparkling wine or champagne, fresh mint and lemon sorbet.
- Champagne Slush – This refreshing five-star recipe calls for rum, champagne, frozen lemonade concentrate and ginger ale.
- Fake Champagne – This cocktail is alcohol-free.
Happy New Year and National Champagne Day! Just remember, tomorrow is National Hangover Day!
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