13 Favorite Champagne Cocktails for New Year's Eve

Bubbly cocktails to help ring in the new year

Champagne Margarita 

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless considers this fantastic combination of bracing champagne and limey margarita the "best of both sides of the Atlantic." A perfect apéritif to enliven your taste buds.

Pink Grapefruit-Champagne Sorbet Cocktail

This elegant refresher from renowned cookbook author and dessert maven David Lebovitz floats champagne-infused grapefruit sorbet in a glass of chilled bubbly.

Champagne Sangria

An updated sangria with seasonal fruit, brandy, chablis, and champagne. 

Mayan Sacrifice Champagne Cocktail

Don't be turned off by the name -- just because the world didn't end doesn't mean you can't enjoy a tequila-based champagne cocktail. The drink is made with Xtabentun, an anise liqueur of Mayan origin.

Spicy Basil Cocktail 

Spice up your New Year's Eve celebration with this Sriracha-spiked creation featuring St-Germain, ginger liqueur, and champagne.

Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Inspired by the classic Kir Royale, this sublime ice cream-champagne float features vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of raspberry coulis spiked with Chambord, and a splash of bubbly.

E&J Fizz 

For those that prefer a tipple that sways to the sweeter side, try this sweet sparkling cocktail made with brandy and fresh muddled strawberries.

This story was originally published on Dec. 30, 2011; the story has been updated. 

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