24 Champagne-Based Signature Cocktails for Your New Year's Eve Wedding
Champagne is virtually synonymous with New Year's Eve. And when the holiday is also your wedding day, it's a drink menu requirement. That's where these festive bubbly cocktails come. Make a toast to your next adventure as a married couple with one of these delicious spritzers in hand, to celebrate both your nuptials and your future together.
Whether you're throwing a major New Year's Eve bash or a quiet, intimate affair, put the following next-level cocktails on the menu. From Prosecco margaritas, to sparkling sangrias, party punches, and Champagne mules, these concoctions are bubbly takes on the classics. And with seasonal flavors of cranberry, pine, and peppermint, some of these drinks are a nod to the holidays, which are still fresh in our minds. Feeling something fruity, instead of wintry? We also packed this list with notes of fig, blackberry, apricot, and pomegranate, for couples who prefer their cocktails on the sweeter side.
While we're a huge fan of these complex flavor combos, we also appreciate our Champagne as is, sans a running ingredient list—after all, nothing screams "wedding" louder than a glass of frosty bubbly. If you fall into this camp, considering jazzing up your drink with unexpected adds, like fresh cranberries or tufts of cotton candy. Whichever way you decide to serve your end-of-year wedding day bubbly, there's a recipe here that you, your new spouse, and your guests will enjoy. And while the joy of your New Year's Eve wedding comes from spending it with loved ones, these dressed-up cocktails are sure to add to the merriment.
Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
With a homemade blackberry syrup and gold sugar rim, these sparklers are as delicious as they are pretty.
Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash
Fresh thyme tempers the sweetness of this fig, plum, lemon, and honey concoction.
Orange and Rosemary Champagne Cocktail
Orange peels and rosemary sprigs perfectly garnish this bubbly cocktail, made with a dash of orange bitters and a squeeze of fresh orange juice.
Pomegranate and Ginger Spritz
This spritzer has fresh pomegranate juice to thank for its pretty ombré burgundy hue—and ginger to thank for its unique taste.
Roasted Vanilla Grapefruit Mimosas
The secret to achieving this beauty's roasted flavor? Baking halved grapefruits topped with vanilla bean scrapings and sugar before juicing.
Peppermint White Christmas
This three-ingredient cocktail—made with chilled Champagne, a splash of white crème de cocoa, and candy canes—is the ultimate nod to the winter season.
St. Germaine and Cucumber
Topped with shaved cucumber slices, this elderflower liquor and Champagne cocktail will keep your guests cool as they break it down on the dance floor.
Winter Citrus Sangria
Moscato brings the sweet and grapefruit juice brings the sour in this flavor-packed sangria.
Apricot Coconut Prosecco Punch
Bring a touch of the Caribbean to your late night fête with this creamy apricot purée, coconut sorbet, and chilled Prosecco punch.
Champagne Lemonade Margaritas
Add pink lemonade, silver tequila, and a dash of Triple Sec to Champagne and voilà—you’ve just created the sparkling margarita you never knew your wedding needed.
Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktails
To create this amber aperitif, purée your pears after roasting them in a honey, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon, and nutmeg glaze. Then, add Champagne and clove, and pour into brown sugar-rimmed wine glasses.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Garnished with sugar-coated rosemary sprigs, these hard apple cider, pomegranate juice, and Champagne cocktails are worthy of the Instagram.
Sparkling Plum Cocktail
Plum simple syrup and lemon juice upgrades this take on the traditional Aperol spritz.
Cotton Candy Clouds
Little clouds of strawberry cotton candy make a Champagne and St. Germaine combo so much prettier—and sweeter!
Apple, Pomegranate, and Fig Sangria
Keep out the winter chill with this Champagne and brandy sangria, filled with sliced figs, apples, and pomegranate seeds.
Blood Orange Champagne Mule
Go ahead, replicate this photo entirely come your New Year's Eve wedding, from the blood orange sparkling mule (made with Champagne, blood orange juice, ginger beer, vodka, and mint) to the festive sparklers.
Plum Prosecco Smash
Light and fresh, this muddled plum, thyme simple syrup, and Prosecco mix is fruity, but not overbearing.
Poinsettia Spritz Punch
A big batch of this vodka, cranberry juice, St. Germaine, and Champagne punch is a must for a well-attended reception.
Prosecco and Grapefruit Cocktail
For ultimate freshness, skip the store-bought juice for this grapefruit, honey, and thyme cocktail and squeeze your own instead.
Fizzy Cranberry Ginger Pear Cocktails
Move over vodka cranberry—this fizzy drink, made with pear liqueur, ginger simple syrup, cranberry juice, and beet sugar is the best way to sip on this seasonal flavor.
Fig, Allspice, and Rum Champagne Cocktail
Allspice, apricot liqueur, light rum, lemon juice, and figs bring all kinds of dimensional notes to this cocktail.
Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail
Made with ice-cold Moscato d'Asti, this pear nectar, rosemary, and cranberry drink is light and sweet.
Sinners and Saints
New York City mixologist Tom Richter created this moody masterpiece—a perfect midnight drink—by combining sparkling wine, St. Germain, and Cynar (an aperitif made with artichoke).
This recipe calls for kumquats in candied and simple syrup forms, for an added dose of sweetness.