New Year’s Eve cocktails: Sparkling recipes to toast the New Year


As the countdown begins to the New Year, New Year’s Eve cocktails are a must. These sparkling recipes are perfect to toast to new beginnings.

While a sparkling wine is the traditional drink to toast the New Year, New Year’s Eve cocktails are a delightful way to celebrate. On major occasions, sparkling beverages can make the whole event more festive. There is something about bubbles makes everything a little more jovial.

Whether you are celebrating with a big group or a simple celebration at home, these New Year’s Eve cocktails can bring some merriment to the event. From a simple, mocktail to an elaborate craft cocktails, these sparkling beverages will be the talk of the evening.

Prosecco Punch, photo provided by Sparkling Ice

Prosecco Punch

Sparkling wine comes in many types. Prosecco often has a slightly sweeter taste than other sparkling wines.

This particular cocktail adds a lovely herbaceous note with the lavender sprig. The aroma of lavender adds a sense of calmness to ensure that the New Year is a happy one.

"Prosecco PunchRecipe Credit: Sparkling IceINGREDIENTS1 Part Prosecco1 Part Sparkling Ice Black RaspberryDIRECTIONSMix together and garnish with small lavender sprig"

Sparkling Shots, photo provided by Sparkling Ice

Sparkle Shots

During a momentous celebration, a few festive cocktails that aren’t the norm are totally acceptable. Even if you don’t drink shots, New Year’s Eve is the evening when it is totally fine to have one (or a couple).

This New Year’s Eve beverage is as pretty to look at as it is to enjoy. From the bubbles to the sprinkle rum, who can’t help but smile with one of these sparkling shots.

"Sparkle ShotsRecipe Credit: Sparkling IceINGREDIENTS1oz Vodka½ oz lime juice1 oz Sparkling Ice Strawberry WatermelonSprinkle Rim, for garnishDIRECTIONSIn an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve."

Prosecco Superiore Cranberry Skewer photo provided by Santa Margherita

Prosecco Superiore Cranberry Skewer

Cranberries are plentiful around the holidays. While you might not want more cranberry sauce, don’t let those cranberries go to waste. Turn that tart fruit into a festive cocktail.

A simple, sugared cranberry skewer is a lovely option for this holiday cocktail. Don’t go with the old-school strawberry in a glass. Cranberry skewers are a more modern choice. Cheers to the new!

"Prosecco Superiore Cranberry SkewerRecipe Credit: Santa MargheritaServings: 2INGREDIENTS1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG8-10 frozen cranberries½ cup granulated sugar1 tbsp waterDIRECTIONSPut cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.ALTERNATE OPTIONFor a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar."

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler, photo provided by Brooklyn Crafted

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler

Ginger beer is often a favorite for mixologists. The spiciness from the ginger adds a little pucker that can elevate a cocktail.

In this New Year’s Eve cocktail, the ginger spice and bright citrus flavors add a lightness to the cocktail. No worries about anything being too sweet. This cocktail will have you sipping more and more all night long.

"Ginger Raspberry SparklerRecipe Credit: Brooklyn CraftedINGREDIENTS1/3 oz Raspberry Puree1.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Lemon/LimeSplash of Limoncello4 oz ChampagneSqueeze of Lime Juice FreshRaspberriesDIRECTIONSStir raspberry puree, Brooklyn Crafted Mini Lemon/Lime and Limoncello in a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!"

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