Plain champagne is sooo last year! A new year calls for new cocktails that are easy to make and totally delicious. Combine a couple of our favorites with a lampshade hat and you’ll be the life of the party by midnight!
Cupcake Champagne Cocktail Yes, you can have your cupcake and drink it too! This sweet concoction from Fashionably Bombed features butterscotch schnapps, vanilla simple syrup, and maraschino cherry juice topped with cupcake sprinkles for an extra festive touch. Adorable! Cognac Sparklers Your dress won’t be the only thing lighting up the room with this cognac and sparkling apple cider combo from Martha Stewart. Just add a few dashes of bitters and YUM! French 75 We might not have time to learn a new language this year, despite our resolutions, but we can add a little French to New Year’s libations! This lemony, fizzy drink is oh-la-la lovely. Snag the recipe at Epicurious. Kir Royale Toast to your inner princess with a cocktail fit for the royals! Hint: It’s the black currant liqueur that gives this cocktail its sexy red hue. Just be careful around those dressed in white! Head over to Martha Stewart for the recipe.
Lemon Rose Bellini This perfectly pink champers drink from Epicurious has lemon sorbet, vodka, and raspberries so it’s pretty — almost too pretty to drink. Yeah, we said, almost. Black Velvet For dudes who just can’t party without a brewski, this dressed-up drink is a mix of Guinness and champagne, so your guy will feel right at home — minus sitting on the couch with his hands down his pants. Get the recipe at Huffington Post. First Kiss Mocktail Calling all designated drivers: We want to give you a NYE kiss! This fruity, alcohol-free drink from the Cooking Channelwill make any New Year’s smooch even more delicious when the clock strikes 12.