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5 Champagne Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

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Ring in the New Year with a simple and sparkly cocktail! Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s party or pre-gaming to head out on the town, these 5 recipes will make sure you’re celebrating the right way—and they’re all as easy to make as they are to drink!

French 75

  • 1 oz. Cognac
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Simply Syrup
  • 3 oz. Champagne

Directions: Combine cognac, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Top with Champagne and serve with a lemon twist.

Iced Toddy

  • 2 oz. Apple cider
  • .75 oz. Bourbon
  • .25 oz. Allspice Dram
  • 3 oz. Champagne

Directions: Combine apple cider, bourbon and allspice dram in glass. Top with Champagne.

Champagne Mojito

  • 1 tbsp. Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Light rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • 1 sprig Mint

Directions: Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, lime juice and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Top with Champagne and serve with mint sprig.

Bubbles & Smoke

  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice (plus extra for rim)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 oz. Mezcal
  • .5 oz. Agave
  • 3 oz. Champagne

Directions: Dip rim of glass in lime juice, then dip in salt. Combine mezcal, agave and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then strain into glass. Top with Champagne and serve with a lime wedge.

Rosé Bellini

  • 4 oz. Rosé Champagne
  • .25 cup Frozen peaches, thawed
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar

Directions: Muddle peaches and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Pour into glass and top with Champagne.

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