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45 Festive Champagne Cocktails to Sip on New Year’s Eve

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?

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1. Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, make ahead

Did you know peak grapefruit season starts around Christmas? Prepare the sage simple syrup ahead to save time the day of the party.

2. Minted Mimosa Punch

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser

Have you ever seen a more photogenic cocktail? Fresh fruit and mint leaves tend to have that effect.

3. Blood Orange Champagne Mule

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Vodka meets Champagne for an extra boozy kick. We'd spring for sparklers if we were you.

4. Healthy Champagne Cocktails, Two Ways

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Sparkling blackberry-raspberry and tropical mango-coconut? We'll take both, please.

5. Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead, <10 ingredients

An easy way to serve drinks to your whole crew, all at once (because nothing is worse than being stuck behind the bar at your own party).

6. Poinsettia Spritz Punch

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients, special occasion-worthy

With a hint of gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur, this seasonal beauty packs a punch.

7. Pear and Cranberry Champagne Cocktails

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead

Don't let the long prep intimidate you: Most of it is hands-off time for the fruit compote to reduce and chill.

8. Sparkling Margaritas

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

Don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo to indulge in your favorite tequila bev. Swap in mezcal for a touch of smokiness.

9. Raspberry Mimosa

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Sweet, bubbly deliciousness, bursting with fresh raspberries and pomegranate arils.

10. Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, <30 minutes

Maple syrup infused with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger meets fresh citrus and oaky bourbon. (We're betting vanilla-flavored whiskey or spiced rum would taste divine, too.)

11. Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, <30 minutes

Sure, you could use store-bought cider. Or you could make your own from scratch on the stove, in the slow cooker or in the Instant Pot.

12. French 75

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Who cares if it’s snowing? This refreshing classic is still undeniably delicious.

13. Red Carpet Glamour Cocktail

  • 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.

14. Apple, Pear and Pomegranate Sangria

  • Time Commitment: 1 day and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: make ahead, crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients

A delicious seasonal twist on one of our old favorites. Make a big batch of the sangria in a pitcher to serve a crowd with ease.

15. Blackberry Champagne Mule

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Bust out your muddler: Breaking the blackberries down releases every drop of their sweet-tart juice.

16. Kir Royale

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

This French staple couldn't be easier to pull off. You only need two ingredients to whip one up.

17. Christmas Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients

Sure, Christmas is over come NYE. But no one can complain about a pretty sugared rim, right?

18. Lavender Bellini Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Spruce up the peach juice or purée in this brunch essential with dried lavender buds.

19. Pineapple Margarita Sparklers

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients

Four words: Chipotle. Chili. Salt. Rim. (If you need more convincing, allow us to point out the grilled pineapple garnish.)

20. St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

No garnish is as naturally elegant as pomegranate arils, and they just so happen to be the ultimate wintry finishing touch.

21. Bitter Sweet Sparkler Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser,

Starring peach brandy and Suze liqueur, a 19th-century French aperitif made from a bitter root. Up the elegance by serving them in coupe glasses instead of flutes.

22. Sparkling Mint Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

Don't want to splurge on Champagne? Prosecco or cava will work just fine.

23. Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Satsumas are a type of mandarin orange from Japan that's sweeter and juicier than other common types. If you can't find them, go with cara cara oranges instead.

24. Sparkling Pear and Tamarind Cocktail

  • 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.)

25. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients, make ahead

Candied rosemary is super simple to make (and looks really chic in a Champagne glass).

26. Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

In case you're still not over fall come January 1, this cinnamon-sugar gem has your back.

27. Orange Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser

Think of it like an elevated cross between a mimosa and a screwdriver. They'll go great with New Year's Day breakfast.

28. Strawberry Basil Champagne Sparklers

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Homemade, lemon-kissed strawberry puree is the key to impressing each and every one of your guests.

29. The Golden Night Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients

Come on. It's straight-up glamorous. Might we suggest making it even more luxe with edible gold?

30. Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Have you ever tried Domaine de Canton? It's a silky ginger liqueur with notes of honey and vanilla.

31. Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Shake up a batch now to watch the ball drop, then bookmark the recipe for your next Taco Tuesday.

32. Christmas Punch

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, make ahead, <10 ingredients

Trust us: It'll taste just as refreshing and delicious on the 31st. Just call it something else, like Meet Me at Midnight Punch, perhaps?

33. Blackberry Champagne Punch

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

This boozy beauty boasts brandy and Grand Marnier in addition to bubbly.

34. Sparkling Holiday Champagne Sangria

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Moscato and bubbly are a match made in hostess heaven. Use 100 percent real cranberry juice for maximum tartness.

35. Champagne-Elderflower Cocktail with Pear and Thyme

  • 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.

36. Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours and 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly, make ahead

You really don't want to skip the festive ice cubes stuffed with mint leaves and pomegranate arils. They're worth prepping in advance.

37. Champagne Punch

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

Make a virgin batch without the bubbly (sparkling grape juice is a solid substitute) for the little ones struggling to stay up for the countdown.

38. Strawberry-Champagne Tequila Fizz

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

Thin-sliced jalapeños and earthy tequila give juicy berries a serious edge that won't disappoint.

39. Hibiscus and Ginger Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy

It truly doesn't get fancier than whole hibiscus flowers in rose water syrup at the bottom of each glass.

40. Pink Grapefruit-Champagne Sorbet Floats

  • Time Commitment: 5 hours (includes chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, <10 ingredients

Our favorite cocktails are those that double as dessert. Here, homemade grapefruit-Champagne sorbet takes centerstage.

41. Pear and Bubbles

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly

Starring homemade Bosc pear puree, spiked with cardamom and cinnamon. Use a melon baller to scoop a cute garnish out of the pears, or fan a few pear or apple slices together to look like a star.

42. Strawberry Champagne Mojito

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

Traditional rum, mint and lime juice collide with homemade strawberry syrup and bubbly for a summery cocktail that tastes just as refreshing in the dead of winter.

43. Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes

Feel free to use store-bought pomegranate juice, but we definitely recommend squeezing your own OJ—it'll go a long way in the flavor department.

44. Fig Prosecco Cocktail

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, beginner-friendly

The recipe calls for affordable prosecco, but real Champagne is a stellar substitute. Brownie points for finishing each glass with a gold sugar rim and fresh mint.

45. Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients

The blood orange base is infused with warm spices and reduced into a sweet-tart syrup on the stove. Grab a glass and let's start the countdown, shall we?

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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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.