18 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Plain bubbly is boring. Here are 18 New Year’s Eve cocktails worthy of a midnight toast! Say a sparkling hello to 2018! 

Say cheers to the new year with an Elderflower French 75! It's a floral take on the classic champagne cocktail with lemon, gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. (via feastandwest.com)

Here we are, counting down the minutes to 2018, and all I can think is: How can it be that 2017 must come to a close already? I feel like this year flashed by at light speed.

This year I get to host my siblings for a New Year’s Eve party at my house! This is so exciting for a few reasons:

1) We live all over the WORLD (North Carolina, Alabama and Egypt!) so all three of us hanging out together is super rare.
2) We haven’t spent NYE together since we rang in 2005 on a family vacation to Ireland. 13 years too many!
3) This is my first holiday season in the home I share with Chris, and I just want to have everyone over for cocktails and cheese plates.

Can you feel my excitement? I’m planning to serve up a champagne cocktail or two, and I consulted some friends for a few ideas. I rounded up 18 New Year’s Eve cocktails in case you’re in need of a champagne cocktail for tonight, too.

These cute Pom-Pom Drink Stirrers are a fun DIY for the holidays! They'll look so festive in a glass of champagne as you ring in the new year with friends! (via feastandwest.com)

You probably need cute cocktail stirrers, and if you feel a DIY coming on, these DIY Pom-Pom Drink Stirrers make for a fun crafternoon.

And if you’re not sure which bottle of bubbly to buy? Boy, do I have the guide for you — Wine 101: Intro to Champagne + Sparkling Wine.

Let’s get mixing!

Champagne Jell-O Shots are the best way to celebrate any occasion! Use lemonade, real sparkling wine, vodka and gelatin to create this festive party treat and welcome the new year. (via feastandwest.com)

One of my most popular recipes of all time, Champagne Jell-O Shots are the cutest way to cheers at midnight! Watch the video right here:

Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer from The Culinary Compass

How gorgeous is this Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer from The Culinary Compass? (Answer: SO FREAKING GORGEOUS.)

Say cheers to the new year with an Elderflower French 75! It's a floral take on the classic champagne cocktail with lemon, gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. (via feastandwest.com)

My Elderflower French 75 makes for an amazing bubbly drink! The lemon twist garnish is a showstopper.

Pomegranate French 75 by The Speckled Palate

The Speckled Palate’s Pomegranate French 75 brings out the big guns with pom juice, lemon and gin topped with bubbly.

Lavender Rose Royale Cocktail from Cake 'n Knife

For a floral touch, don’t miss the stunning Lavender Rose Royale Cocktail from Cake ‘n Knife!

The storied Seelbach Bourbon Champagne Cocktail is a glitzy cocktail worthy of celebration! The marriage of bourbon whiskey, champagne, orange and cocktail bitters is a festive way to toast both the holidays and the new year. Cheers! (via feastandwest.com)

My Seelbach Cocktail recipe is the bourbon-based champagne cocktail you need in your life.

Cranberry Champagne Punch from Or Whatever You Do

Cranberry Champagne Punch from Or Whatever You Do looks so delightfully festive!

Say cheers with a Sparkling Pomegranate Port Wine Cocktail! This rutilant drink marries the sweetness of Port wine with tart pomegranate and a hint of orange flavor, topped with a bit of bubbly champagne. (via feastandwest.com)

Port wine + champagne pair beautifully together in this Sparkling Pomegranate Port Wine Cocktail.

Ginger Strawberry Bellinis by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

A Joyfully Mad Kitchen’s Ginger Strawberry Bellinis bring the sugar and spice to the new year.

Rosemary Sparkler, a rosemary champagne cocktail made with rosemary simple syrup and vodka. (via feastandwest.com)

Herbs make for beautiful garnishes. This Rosemary Sparkler is one of my favorite recipes.

Cranberry Bellinis by The Speckled Palate

Festive down to the last drop, The Speckled Palate’s Cranberry Bellinis are perfect for midnight toasts.

Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Mules by Cake 'n Knife

It’s just as fun to get out the mule mugs (affiliate link) as it is the champagne flutes. Try Cake ‘n Knife’s Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Mules for something different!

Sparkling Balsamic Mocktails with Berry Ice Cubes are an easy and fun make-ahead drink for toasting any occasion! These beauties have pink and blue ice cubes made with fresh blueberries and raspberries, which make them the perfect mocktail for a baby shower! (via feastandwest.com)

My Sparkling Balsamic Mocktails are a must on the menu for the designated drivers and non-drinkers!

Orange Creamsicle Mimosas from Or Whatever You Do

Who says champagne has to be plain? Orange Creamsicle Mimosas from Or Whatever You Do puts an adult spin on a childhood favorite.

Cherry Sorbet Bellinis from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Cherry Sorbet Bellinis from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen prove that prosecco gets even better when you add succulent sorbet.

Beermosas by Glisten & Grace Design

Because beer has a place on New Year’s Eve too, try these Beermosas by Glisten & Grace Design for something totally different.

Champagne Cocktail Bar with flavored sugar cubes (via feastandwest.com)

Set up a Champagne Cocktail Bar with homemade flavored sugar cubes. This way your guests can build their own cocktails!

Prosecco Popsicles are the cutest way to show your colors! Berries and frozen champagne make for a darling red, white and blue treat you can enjoy anytime! Click through to watch the video! (via feastandwest.com)

Boozy Prosecco Popsicles make a statement at any party. Drop in fruits or even sprigs of herbs for a colorful touch.

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Plain bubbly is boring. Here are 18 New Year’s Eve champagne cocktails worthy of a midnight toast! (via feastandwest.com)

Which one (or ones — plural!) of these New Year’s Eve cocktails will you make to ring in the new year? // susannah

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