4 Things To Toast With On New Year's Eve That Aren't Champagne

At 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, you have to be prepared to do a few things: smooch on the nearest cutie (with permission), cheer for the end of an old year and the start of a new one, and toast with Champagne for good things to come.

But if you don't want to spring for a pricey bottle of Champagne or simply aren't a fan of the taste, what should you toast with when the ball drops? Drinking another glass of wine or opening up a new beer just doesn't feel quite special enough for the big moment. If you want a distinctive, fun drink for ringing in 2017, try one of these delicious and special alternatives.

Ice Pops

Yes, that's right: ice pops. If you're looking for a different take on the old cocktail, Frutapop has favorite boozy drinks, such as sangria, piƱa coladas, rum punch, prosecco, and Champagne, in frozen form. Channel the summer in the middle of winter and toast with a bit of dessert!


If you're not into the idea of sipping on something that sparkles, try some mead this New Year's. This honey wine isn't an everyday drink, so it still has that special quality about it that similarly makes Champagne a celebratory staple.


Say goodbye to Champagne and hello to prosecco. This budget-friendly sparkling alternative to wine is light, bubbly, and fruity. So it's appealing to just about everyone, as opposed to Champagne, which can be dry and not for every palate. Embrace prosecco this New Year's to really impress your friends with your trendiness.

Sparkling Cocktails

If you want a little more booze (and originality) than Champagne has to offer, try making some special, sparkling cocktails this holiday. Hard cider, club soda, and ginger beer make for fun ways to add a sparkling boost to old drinks, so you can feel the bubbly without springing for bubbly.