The husband and I are doing things a little different this year and have chosen to try and enjoy a relaxing New Year’s Eve with the family at home. No it has nothing to do with the fact that we couldn’t get a sitter. We honestly feel that being together as a family this New Year’s is important…. Really.

My friends know that I’ve never been one to shy away from an awesome libation; and since we’ll be safe at home, I went on a mission to find some of the tastiest classic champagne party drink recipes that would be perfect for ringing in the new year.

So put the kiddies to bed early and help yourself to one of these tasty party drink cocktails.

5 Perfect Party Drinks

1. Ginger Pomegranate Champagne

This bubbly concoction has a slightly spicy note. Sure to spice up your New Years night.


1 cup pomegranate juice
8 slivers candied ginger
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
2 bottles champagne


1.) Divide the pomegranate juice and seeds among 8 champagne glasses.
2.) Place one sliver of ginger in each glass and fill with champagne.

2. Strawberry Champagne Punch

I love carbonated punches. This one is simple to make and delicious to taste.


1 (750 milliliter) bottle champagn
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, partially thawed


1.) In a large punch bowl, combine champagne, ginger ale and strawberries. Gently stir and serve.
2.) Place one sliver of ginger in each glass and fill with champagne.

3. New Year’s Champagne Punchnew-years-champagne-punch-recipe

This colorful concoction will start any New Year’s party off right.


1 quart orange sherbet
2 quarts fresh orange juice
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
2 (750 milliliter) bottles champagne, chilled


1.) Place the orange juice, ginger ale, and champagne in the refrigerator to get them well chilled.
2.) In a large punch bowl, place the block of sherbet in the center and pour the orange juice over the top. Next, pour the ginger ale over the sherbet. Finally, pour both bottles of champagne over the sherbet. Stir gently to mix the liquids, resulting in a foamy top. Serve immediately.

4. French 75

This one has a bit of an added punch given the gin. Be sure the kiddies are fast asleep before stirring this one up.


1 1/2 oz. Beefeater Gin
2 oz. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Confectioners sugar (stir in well)


1.) Fill glass with chilled G.H. Mumm Champagne

5. Christmas Sparklers

Don’t let the easy recipe fool you. This delicious cocktail will have you smacking your lips in delight.


4 cups pomegranate juice
1 bottled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine


1.) Pour 1/2 cup juice into each champagne flute; top with Prosecco. Makes 8 servings.


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