Here at PureWow, we like to think of ourselves as your biggest fan. As such, the last thing we’d want is for you to start 2023 on the wrong foot—or with a bad drink. To kick off your epic New Year’s Eve celebration (yes, even if you’re spending it on the couch in sweats), here are 45 tremendously delicious Champagne cocktails that are easy enough for any newbie mixologist to shake up. You really can’t go wrong with bubbly, right?
45 Festive Champagne Cocktails to Sip on New Year’s Eve
- Time Commitment: 5 minutes (plus chilling time)
- Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, make ahead
Citrus juice mingles with brut Champagne and rose petals for a floral, slightly bitter cocktail that oozes class. Make the sour mix in advance so it's chilled when you need it.
- Time Commitment: 2 hours and 40 minutes
- Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients
Clink your glasses at midnight with these babies and boom—it's a regular Gatsby party. Finish each drink with a cinnamon stick and a paper-thin slice of pear. (You'll need to make this well in advance, since the drink requires two hours of chill time to let the flavors meld.)
- Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Why We Love It: make ahead, crowd-pleaser
Face it: Fresh herbs in a cocktail impress even the pickiest of critics. So this year, let fresh thyme do the heavy lifting.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough
Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.