Cheers to the New Year! 6 Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy

Toast the New Year with a few unique cocktail recipes

Whether you’re headed out for a night on the town with friends or hosting a small party at home, toast to the New Year with a few unique cocktails. From creamy and sweet to sweet and sour, we’ve compiled a list of a few classic cocktails with a twist.

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Champagne Mojitos. A puckery drink prepared with rum and fresh mint like a classic mojito, but topped with a splash of Champagne.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 6 limes, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups light rum
  • Cracked ice
  • 3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

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Sparkling Pomegranate Punch. Pomegranate juice flavored with a little citrus, a little cider and then topped off with champagne


  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles apple cider (use non-alcoholic if desired)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 (750ml) bottle champagne or sparkling wine OR sparkling water/club soda (for a non-alcoholic version)
  • couple dashes of orange bitters
  • arils from 1 pomegranate

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Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail. A scoop of sorbet takes the place of the traditional sugar and bitters and turns this classic into a delicious holiday slush.


  • 1 teaspoon sorbet (we like raspberry or passion fruit)
  • Chilled Champagne or Prosecco

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