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Beyond the Champagne Cocktail: 10 Ways to Use a Bottle of Champagne

Champagne cocktails are so delightful and wonderful, the only reason we don’t drink more at my house is that we rarely have a bottle of sparkling wine on hand. But New Year’s Eve is the one day when nearly everyone has a bottle of bubbly at the ready, which means it’s the perfect time for trying your hand at mixing up some stellar sparkling cocktails. And don’t worry if your bottle isn’t technically Champagne, any sparkling white or rose will do.

Here are 10 creative takes on the Champagne cocktail to help you ring in the New Year!

  • 10 Creative Champagne Cocktail Recipes 1 of 11

    Here are 10 sparkling, Champagne-inspired sips to help you ring in 2014!

  • French 75 2 of 11

    The brightness of lemon and the piny notes of gin make the French 75 a wonderful cocktail that captures the flavors of winter.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Frozen Berry Bellini 3 of 11
    Beyond the Champagne Cocktail: 10 Ways to Use a Bottle of Champagne

    On a frosty December night, we could all use a little taste of summer. This frozen berry bellini is just the thing.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Paula Jones 

  • Brooklyn Fizz Punch 4 of 11

    A sophisticated cocktail with sweet St. Germain, spicy ginger beer, and tart lemon juice, the Brooklyn Fizz is always a hit with a crowd.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Classic Champagne Cocktail 5 of 11

    The classics never go out of style. With Champagne, sugar, bitters, and a twist of lemon, the Champagne cocktail will be sure to keep your guests happy.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Alison Needham 

  • Sparkling Rose Sangria 6 of 11

    Ordinary sangria is fantastic, but using a sparkling rose gives it a liveliness that's tough to beat!
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Mimosa 7 of 11

    Perfect for the morning after your big blow-out, the mimosa is a fantastic brunch drink that's also a great way to use any leftover bottles you have.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Sparkling POMosa 8 of 11

    Looking for a little New Year's surprise? Pomegranate juice gives this Champagne cocktail an unexpected flavor.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman 

  • Cherry Fizz 9 of 11

    Hoping that 2014 will be a bowl of cherries? Then make this frosty cherry fizz. Perfect for revelers with a sweet tooth, it combines Prosecco with ice cream and cherries to make a wonderful cocktail.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield 

  • Grape Fizz 10 of 11

    Sweet, tart, and effervescent, the grape fizz is a perfect drink for people who aren't regular cocktail drinkers and prefer something a little sweeter.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky

  • Peach Bellini 11 of 11

    Add a hint of fruit to your Champagne sip with this effortless peach bellini recipe.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Paula Jones

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