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Countdown to the New Year: Champagne Cocktails

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What's New Year's without champagne? Serve-up some bubbly as an ingredient in of one of these festive cocktails, sure to please party-goers.

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Red Currant Champagne Cocktail: This bright and cheery cocktail is just as delicious as it looks.

1 Red Currant Champagne Cocktail: This bright and cheery cocktail is just as delicious as it looks.

Mandarin Cocktail: A splash of mandarin liqueur and a citrus peel garnish make a glass of Champagne feel even more special.

2 Mandarin Cocktail: A splash of mandarin liqueur and a citrus peel garnish make a glass of Champagne feel even more special.

Frizzante Mojito: Mixologist Allen Katz shares his recipe for a New Year's-worthy mojito.

3 Frizzante Mojito: Mixologist Allen Katz shares his recipe for a New Year's-worthy mojito.

Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail: This fizzy cocktail marries the flavors of sweet pear and tart cranberry.

4 Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail: This fizzy cocktail marries the flavors of sweet pear and tart cranberry.

Blood-Orange Champagne Cocktails: Put a sophisticated spin on mimosas by using ruby-hued blood-orange juice.

5 Blood-Orange Champagne Cocktails: Put a sophisticated spin on mimosas by using ruby-hued blood-orange juice.

Berry Little Cocktail: Have yourself a Berry Little Cocktail. Stir up this light, bright drink with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne to add a festive fizz to your holiday bash.

6 Berry Little Cocktail: Have yourself a Berry Little Cocktail. Stir up this light, bright drink with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne to add a festive fizz to your holiday bash.

Pear and Cranberry Bellini: These pretty drinks pair well at holiday gatherings with elegant bites, great friends, and good cheer.

7 Pear and Cranberry Bellini: These pretty drinks pair well at holiday gatherings with elegant bites, great friends, and good cheer.

Ginger Sparkler: Warm your guests' spirits with this slightly spicy libation.

8 Ginger Sparkler: Warm your guests' spirits with this slightly spicy libation.

Kir Royales: Creme de cassis is added to Champagne to create this beautiful, tasty cocktail that's perfect for a holiday celebration.

9 Kir Royales: Creme de cassis is added to Champagne to create this beautiful, tasty cocktail that's perfect for a holiday celebration.

Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail: A dollop of sorbet adds juicy sweetness -- and a pop of color -- to this holiday drink.

10 Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail: A dollop of sorbet adds juicy sweetness -- and a pop of color -- to this holiday drink.

Semifreddo Bellini: This slushy cocktail has lots of fresh peach flavor.

11 Semifreddo Bellini: This slushy cocktail has lots of fresh peach flavor.

Classic Champagne Cocktail: You can never go wrong when serving this classic Champagne cocktail at a party.

12 Classic Champagne Cocktail: You can never go wrong when serving this classic Champagne cocktail at a party.

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Comments (2)

  • Very descriptive post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

  • Gorgeous post - wonderful ideas - lovely, luminous photography. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing this blog, and for your (along with Martha, et al) astonishing standard of quality. All the best - good health, love and peace - in 2012.

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