3 Champagne Cocktails to Make on New Year’s Eve

Why opt for a plain old glass of bubbly when you could mix up one of these fun champagne cocktails instead?

New Year’s Eve is upon us, and that means toasting the New Year with — what else? — champagne.

Champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve | Drink Recipes
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But why opt for a plain old glass of bubbly when you could mix up one of these fun champagne cocktails instead? Here are three of our favorite drink recipes to help you ring in the New Year. All that's left is finding someone to kiss and midnight.

Champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve | Drink Recipes: The Flamingo-tini
Flamingo-tiniStevan Llewellyn

Champagne Cocktails: Flamingo-tini

In honor of the pink flamingos that call the resort home, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino has mixed up this pink flamingo-tini, flavored with raspberry and pineapple.

In a martini shaker, mix together the following ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • ¾ oz. pineapple juice
  • splash of raspberry puree or syrup

Add ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and top with champagne.

Watch the video below to see how to make one at home.

Champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve | Drink Recipes: Air Mail
Air MailStevan Llewellyn

Champagne Cocktails: Air Mail

The Air Mail cocktail is made with rum, lime and honey, and a splash a champagne adds a little sparkle.

In a martini shaker, mix together the following ingredients:

  • 1 oz. white rum
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz honey
  • a splash of champagne

Add ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute and serve.

Watch the video below to see how to make one at home.

Champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve | Drink Recipes: Old Havana
Old HavanaStevan Llewellyn

Champagne Cocktails: Old Havana

Floral bitters add complexity and a splash of champagne adds sparkle to the Old Havana, a rum-based cocktail.

In a martini shaker, mix together the following ingredients:

  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. champagne
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • A few drops of floral bitters
  • A few mint leaves

Add ice and shake well. Strain into a tall glass and garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lemon.

Watch the video below to see how to make one at home.

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