My 3 champagne cocktails ideas that are perfect for New Years Eve! Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 as we ring in the new year with these celebratory champagne drink recipes!
It has BEEN A YEAR, but I hope these NYE cocktails bring you some joy, happiness, and fun new drinks to enjoy!
There of course is no right or wrong way to enjoy bubbles, but adding a fun spin to your champagne gives variety and a great way to mix up some easy cocktails.
Pop open a bottle, and let’s start celebrating!
The Champagne Cocktail
This first cocktail only needs 2 additional ingredients: 1 sugar cube and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters!
Grab a champagne glass (I used a coupe) to place your sugar cube . Add your dashes of bitters and slowly pour champagne over. Enjoy the rising bubbles! No need to stir, shake, or do any extra steps but let the drink mix for itself.
If you thought The Champagne Cocktail was easy, a Kir Royal is even easier!
In a champagne glass pour 1/4 to 1/2 oz of Creme De Cassis, depending how sweet you enjoy your drinks. Top with Champagne! Voila!
*I admit, while making this drink for this post, I had run out of Creme de Cassis and substituted with Creme de Mure (a blackberry liqueur used in my favorite cocktail The Bramble!) Did my variation mistake become a success? Check out the youtube video below!
This might be one of my favorite gin cocktails currently and from my time living in New York City! Classic, clean, and bright!
In your cocktail shaker add 1 oz gin, -/2 oz lemon juice, and1/2 oz simple syrup. Shake and strain into your glass. You can use a coupe, a flute, whatever is your glass preference will work. Top off with champagne! (About 3 oz Champagne or enough to fill the top of the drink. Garnish with a lemon twist!
Want to make these Champagne Cocktails for yourself? Below is the suggested ingredient list!
For the Champagne Cocktail you will need:
-1 sugar cube
-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
For the Kir Royale
-1/4 – 1/2 oz Creme De Cassis
*** I used Creme de Mure as a variation mistake & it was a success!
For the French 75
-1 oz gin -1/2 oz lemon juice
-1/2 oz simple syrup
-3 oz Champagne (or enough to fill the top of the drink)
-Lemon twist to garnish