Breaking out a bottle of bubbly to celebrate New Year’s Eve is a time-honored tradition across the globe, but with so many fabulous ways to mix up, serve and sip your favorite Champagne or Cava, we’re taking a look at three of our favorite sparkling wine cocktails just in time for your holiday gathering.
Honey is sweet when combined with crème fraiche for crispy buñuelos, but it utterly transforms Champagne when muddled with rum, thyme and lemon juice. This floral, sweet and smooth cocktail is unexpectedly light, making it the perfect aperitif with which to welcome a happy and prosperous New Year. Check out the recipe here.
Jarritos is a brand of soda popular throughout Mexico, and is a perfect thirst-quencher after a street-style taco (or two). But in a sexy, upscale punch? You read that right: mix up a bowl of grapefruit punch with a bottle of the sweet soda and top off your champagne flute with a floater of Champagne for a fun rift on the classic, nostalgic flavor of a national favorite. Check out the recipe here.
In Spain, it’s tradition to toast Nochevieja – New Year’s Eve – with a glass of sparkling white wine known as Cava. But in this creative savory sweet cocktail – think juicy red tomatoes and green basil leaves – Cava is allowed to shine, making it an elegant option for New Year’s Eve. Check out the recipe here.