18 Festive sparkling cocktails to ring in the new year

Dec 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET
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If you're throwing a New Year's Eve party, you'll need a bubbly cocktail.

Whether you're serving Champagne, prosecco, cava or any other sparkling wine variety, the possibilities are endless when making party cocktails. We do recommend that if you're spending more than $100 on a bottle of sparkling, you drink it as is — don't add any mixers, or you'll miss out on the unique, expensive flavor and aroma of said bottle. The great thing about sparkling wines is that they are normally very economically accessible, unless you go for the good stuff, like real Champagne.

The great thing about prosecco is that you can normally get a fantastic bottle of it for under $20. Made in Italy, this sparkling white wine can be either dry or extra dry, so take this into account when making cocktails with it. If the other ingredients in the drink recipe are very sweet, then go with an extra-dry prosecco.

1 /18: Limoncello Cooler Scene

1/18 :Limoncello Cooler Scene

2 /18: Raspberry sorbet prosecco

2/18 :Raspberry sorbet prosecco

3 /18: Peach prosecco punch

3/18 :Peach prosecco punch

4 /18: Strawberry-thyme Lillet spritzer

4/18 :Strawberry-thyme Lillet spritzer

5 /18: Strawberry-basil Champagne sparkler

5/18 :Strawberry-basil Champagne sparkler

6 /18: Rhubard fizz cocktail

6/18 :Rhubard fizz cocktail

7 /18: Pineapple-coconut Champagne cocktail

7/18 :Pineapple-coconut Champagne cocktail

8 /18: Champagne punch

8/18 :Champagne punch

9 /18: Champagne margaritas 4

9/18 :Champagne margaritas 4

10 /18: Sparkling cranberry-orange punch

10/18 :Sparkling cranberry-orange punch

11 /18: Champagne cups

11/18 :Champagne cups

12 /18: Cherry-thyme Champagne cocktail

12/18 :Cherry-thyme Champagne cocktail

13 /18: Cherry sorbet with cava-cherry brandy

13/18 :Cherry sorbet with cava-cherry brandy

14 /18: Mandarin mimosa

14/18 :Mandarin mimosa

15 /18: Sparkling fig sangria

15/18 :Sparkling fig sangria

16 /18: Champagne and vodka berry cocktail

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16/18 :Champagne and vodka berry cocktail

17 /18: Sparkling blueberry-lime martini

17/18 :Sparkling blueberry-lime martini

18 /18: Red wine-poached pear Bellini

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18/18 :Red wine-poached pear Bellini