5 New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails to Bid Adieu to 2012


2012 has been an amazing year to say the least, from the fashion trends to the music, we have much to celebrate. Raise a glass to the close of another wonderful year and to an even brighter 2013 with a few of these champagne and sparkling wine cocktails and throw in a few kisses for extra luck. Cheers!

Cruzan New Year’s Resolution

1 oz. Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
1 Dash Bitters
Sparkling Wine
Lemon Twist
Black Cherry

Pour the rum into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Add a dash of bitter to finish and garnish by dropping a lemon twist-wrapped cherry into the flute

Fireworks Fizz by Angela Laino

1 ½ oz. Pucker Vodka Citrus Squeeze
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 ½ oz. Prosecco

Add the citrus vodka and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a champagne flute and top with Prosecco. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Kilbeggan Stroke of Midnight

2 oz. Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 oz. DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Champagne
Lemon Wheel (Thinly Sliced)

Build all ingredients over ice in a red wine glass and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

(Belvedere) RED Twinkle

2 oz. Belvedere Red
¼ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
¾ oz. Moet

Shake and pour the (Belvedere)RED and the St. Germain over ice into a chilled glass. Top the cocktail with Moet and garnish with a lemon twist.

Chandon Saint Sparkle by Leslie Sbrocco

2 oz. Chandon Brut Classic
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. Gin

Stir the gin, St. Germain, and lemon juice and pour into a white wine glass, adjust for taste. Top with Chandon Brut Classic and garnish with a spring of fresh mint.