5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails to Sip as You Ring in 2021

Add a Different Twist to Your Champagne Toast at Midnight

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

It is (finally) time to kiss the year 2020 goodbye! Although there will be hiccups in many New Year’s Eve traditions with no parties, no gala’s, no bottomless drink promotions, no crowded bars and no crowd in Times Square to cheer alongside the famous ball drop, there will still be celebrations.

After a year that was hard on anyone, there is much to celebrate, be thankful for and look forward to. Cheers to the new year with a twist on the traditional champagne toast and start 2021 off with unique New Year’s Eve cocktails.

Make your own fun (and cocktails) at home to feel as if you are keeping NYE traditions alive by making cocktails at your makeshift home bar. From Champagne Punch to Tequila Sunrise Spa, we’re sharing five exceptional cocktails made with champagne that even a beginner mixologist can make at home this New Year’s Eve. For lovers of tequila, whiskey and liqueur, these cocktails will give you a new found love for the tradition of ringing in the new year with champagne (and celebrating at home)!

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

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CHAMPAGNE PUNCH

We’ve all felt the need to punch 2020 goodbye, right? This bubbly New Year’s Eve Champagne Punch will keep you buzzing until midnight to do that. Sugar & Soul has the full recipe and step-by-step instructions. Hint – make the punch and let it sit to soak in all of the flavor.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1cup Triple Sec
  • 1cup Blackberry Brandy
  • 1/2cup Chambord
  • 2cups Pineapple Juice
  • 4cups Ginger Ale
  • 2750ml bottles Pink Champagne
  • Raspberries for garnish

 

 

 

CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

PHOTO DELISH: BRANDON BALES

End this year with a bang! This festive recipe from Delish is a bright and bold invention for your New Year’s Eve celebration! It even has a Pop Rocks rim to add a POP of fun, color, and blast of flavor to each sip. The dazzling rim presentation of each glass will wow your guests (and yourself for that matter).

 

Here’s what you’ll need (for 6 servings):

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/3 cup assorted Pop Rocks
  • 6 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 bottle Champagne (or Prosecco)
  • (20 oz) bottle Sprite

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

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COTTON CANDY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

From Kirbie’s Cravings, this rose champagne concoction is topped with fresh cotton candy, perfect for any special occasion (especially New Year’s Eve)! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 and quickly readies you to count 3-2-1 into the new year.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of champagne (sparkling wine or rose champagne)
  • Fresh cotton candy (any flavor of your choice) – you can make your own or buy fresh packaged cotton candy

  

 

 

 

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

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TEQUILA SUNRISE SPARKLER

Act as if you are celebrating somewhere warm with this magical Sunrise cocktail. From Bit By a Fox, this cocktail gives the traditional Tequila Sunrise a run for its money by adding – you guessed it – champagne. This delightful cocktail is the perfect way to ‘look on the bright side’ and start off 2021 on a positive note.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ oz Patron Silver
  • 3 oz Freshly Squeezed Mandarin Juice
  • ½ oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Champagne

 

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAILS

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STRAWBERRY WHISKEY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

This light, refreshing champagne cocktail from My Crazy Good Life combines strawberries, bourbon whiskey, and champagne for a quick and easy to make beverage. For those who wouldn’t traditionally select champagne as a go-to, this is the perfect way to integrate the beverage into your celebration and try something new. You never know, it could be your go-to New Year’s Eve flute of ‘champagne’ for years to come.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 oz Strawberry Syrup
  • 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 5 oz Champagne
  • ½ Strawberry
  • Ice

 

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