13 Fun Sparkling Cocktails to Ring in New Year’s Eve

Nothing welcomes the New Year like a bubbly cocktail.

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The new year is right around the corner and if you’re planning on hosting a fabulous New Year’s Eve party, you’re going to want to have a couple cocktail recipes up your sleeve for your guests. Since it is the final (or the first, depending on how you look at it) holiday of the year, sparkling cocktails are the most festive way to go, especially since everyone loves a little bubbly.

Just because you’ve decided to skip the expensive night out in a crowded restaurant or bar with a slightly overpriced prix fixe menu, doesn’t mean you should miss out on a fun sparkling cocktail. Whether you’re splurging with fancy champagne or opting to use those bottles of prosecco you’ve kept chilling in your fridge all holiday season, there are so many exciting cocktails you can make to amp up your at-home New Year’s Eve festivities.

Here are a dozen fun sparkling cocktails to make at your New Year’s Eve party — plus one non-alcoholic so everyone can get in on the fun.

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Sparks Fly

Grey Goose Cocktail
Grey Goose

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce Grey Goose vodka
  • ½ ounce St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces champagne

Method: Fill a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add Grey Goose, St Germain, and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a champagne glass. Top with chilled champagne and garnish with edible flowers.

Rum Resolution

SelvaRey Cocktail

Makes 1 cocktail


  • 1 ounce SelvaRey White Rum
  • .5 ounce fresh lime juice
  • .5 ounce honey syrup (recipe below)
  • Champagne to top
Method: Make honey syrup by shaking together 3 parts clover honey with 1 part water. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients (except champagne) in a mixing vessel, add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne, a lime wedge, and a festive drink stir stick.

D’USSE Champagne Sparkler

DUUSE Cocktail

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • Top with sparkling wine of your choice

Method: Add D’USSÉ, sugar cube, and bitters into a champagne flute. Top with chilled bubbles.


Bacardi Cocktail

Makes 1 serving


  • 2 ounces Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum
  • 2.5 ounces Martini & Rossi® Prosecco
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Method: Combine all the ingredients (except Prosecco) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain, and top with Prosecco. Garnish with a mint leaf float.

Midnight Hour

Zacapa Cocktail

Makes 1 serving


  • 1.5 ounces Zacapa No.23 Rum
  • .5 ounce Fino Sherry
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash of Amaro
  • Top with Champagne

Method: Shake and double strain into a coupe glass. Top with champagne of choice. Flavor blast with citrus smoke (if you’re super fancy, or just express a lime peel over the cocktails) and serve.

Grand Punch

Grand Marnier Cocktail
Grand Marnier

Makes 1 serving


  • 1.5 ounces Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
  • .75 ounce lemon juice
  • .25 ounce cinnamon syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 ounces sparkling wine
  • 1 dash of aromatic bitters
  • Garnish with an orange slice and 3 cloves

Method: For cinnamon syrup, bring to a boil 2 cups of white sugar and 2 cups of water with 3 cinnamon sticks. Allow to cool before using. Shake all the ingredients and top with sparkling wine in a double old fashioned glass with a large cube of ice.

Rose Americano

Chef's Special Cocktail
Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

Makes 1 serving


  • .5 ounce Campari
  • .5 ounce Nonino Aperitivo
  • 1 ounce sweet red vermouth
  • 2 ounces soda
  • 2 ounces sparkling rose

Method: Serve over ice with an orange slice. As seen at Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar.

Persephone’s New Year Wish

Dirty Devil Vodka Cocktail
Dirty Devil Vodka

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Bubbles of your choice
  • Lemon twist, pomegranate arils & gold glitter sugar rim as garnish

Method: Garnish the rim of a champagne flute with gold sprinkles. Add pomegranate liqueur and vodka to a champagne flute, then top off with Prosecco or Champagne. Add pomegranate arils and a lemon twist for garnish. Rim with gold glitter sugar.


E11EVEN Vodka Cocktail
E11EVEN Vodka

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce E11EVEN Vodka
  • .25 ounce St Germain
  • .5 ounce honey syrup
  • .25 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce clementine juice
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine
  • Orange spiral for garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients minus the sparkling wine in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute without ice and top off with sparkling wine. Garnish and enjoy.

Fireside Delight

Rosa Regale Cocktail
Rosa Regale

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce white crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce chocolate vodka
  • 2 ounces Rosa Regale Sparkling Red

Method: Shake over ice, strain into a glass rimmed with chocolate sauce and dipped in cacao nibs. Top with Rosa Regale Sparkling Red.

Passion Fruit Martini

Passion Fruit Cocktail

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 ounce Finlandia Vodka
  • .25 ounce lime juice
  • Touch of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce passion fruit puree
  • .75 ounce Prosecco

Method: Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled martini glass.

Chambord Royale


Makes 1 serving


  • 4 ounces of your favorite Prosecco/Champagne/Cava
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • Sugar and berries for garnish

Method: Use citrus juice to line champagne glass rim and dip in sugar crystals, add bubbles to glass, and top with Chambord. Garnish with berries.

And for those looking for a bubbly non-alcoholic beverage…

Holiday Faux Martini

Faux Martini
La Croix

Makes 1 serving


  • 3 ounces LaCroix Peach-Pear Sparkling Water
  • 1 ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce agave

Method: Mix and serve in a martini glass and use rosemary sprigs to garnish for some extra cheer.

Amber Love Bond
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