10 Champagne Cocktails to Celebrate New Year's Eve, Because No Bash Is Complete Without a Little Bubbly

Alright, so New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, which means two things. First, there will be New Year's Eve cocktails. And second, December 31 serves as the official reminder that we've been feasting for a solid two months straight. If you're like me, you're probably feeling weighed down from all the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pie, Hanukkah Gelt, and Christmas cookies. Don't get me wrong, it's been great, but I'd say it's safe to assume we're all looking forward to a little levity come 2015. And what better way to lighten up the first minutes of your new year than with a champagne celebration?

Champagne. It's light, bright, bubbly, and when paired with timeless holiday spirits, it'll have you floating on cloud nine just in time for the countdown. So go ahead and toast to the lighter side this New Year's Eve with these 10 champagne-based cocktails.

Classic Champagne Cocktail

This is your classic champagne cocktail, with a twist (of lemon, of course). See how Food 52 stirs up this timeless four-ingredient cocktail here.

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Champagne and Blood Orange Ice Cubes

No need to stir or shake this cocktail. Just add one part homemade blood orange ice cube to one part champagne, and boom, instant colorful crowd pleaser. See how Domestic Fits prepares her cubes.

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Raspberry-Champagne Fizz

Commemorate the year of boozy desserts with this Kir Royal + vanilla ice cream showstopper. Food and Style has the recipe.

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Happily Ever After Cocktail

Enchanted streams of eternal happiness flow in the form of gin and champagne in this refreshing raspberry cocktail from Five and Spice.

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French 75 Cocktail

Foodie Crush puts a Spanish twist on this classic French cocktail by replacing her champagne with Spanish cava. Still bubbly. Still golden.

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Apple Bourbon Bellini

That midnight kiss won’t be the only magical pairing of the evening. Bourbon and prosecco mingle effortlessly in this modern Bellini recipe from Food Fanatic.

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Coupe de Grâce

Want more booze with your bubbles? Check out this tequila-based Coupe de Grâce recipe courtesy of Giffard Liqueurs.

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Champagne Punch

Pop those bottles ahead of time and stir up this mix of champagne, Grand Marnier, brandy, pineapple juice, ginger ale, and fresh raspberries. Foodie Crush has the recipe.

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Creamsicle Mimosa

For 2015, make it your resolution to drink more mimosas — starting with this extra sweet creamsicle version by How Sweet It Is.

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Minty Pomegranate Spritzers

OK, so these minty pomegranate spritzers by Love and Lemons are made with prosecco, not champagne, but guys? They’re amazing — not to mention they’re completely perfect for the holidays.

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