Champagne is the ultimate festive drink, but why limit yourself to just popping bottles on New Year’s Eve? These champagne cocktails can be made for holiday parties, birthdays, and showers alike. With so many combinations out there, you can stock up on bubbly and a few healthy mixers (think fruits and fresh herbs rather than soda or juice) and make drinks to suit every party-goer's taste. From margaritas to mojitos, you’ll be shocked at this sparkling beverage’s versatility. Bonus: Many of these recipes are for one or two servings, so if your celebration is just a night in, that's cool too.
When apple cider sounds great, but the thought of a warm drink has your eyes feeling heavy, go for this champagne cocktail. The drink combines champagne, apple cider, and brandy or dark rum (totally up to your taste preference) to make a cold drink that’s just as cozy. Add a cinnamon sugar rim, because, yum.
We’re all about colorful drinks that contain whole ingredients instead of sugary juices. Make a sweet and boozy sauce out of blackberries, maple syrup, and vodka, and add in lavender flowers while still boiling (don’t worry if you pass on the flowers—it will taste just as good without). Combine a tablespoon of sauce with champagne and add a stem of fresh lavender for a drink that's (almost) too pretty to drink.
Pears are probably not the first fruit that comes to mind when you think of cocktails, but this cinnamon-infused mix makes us wonder what other boozy beverages the sweet fruit could be added to. The simple syrup and pear juice cut the strong taste of gin, and champagne gives it a festive, fizzy feel. If you don’t have a juicer, blend the pear instead and strain it to remove any pulp.