7 Sparkling Cocktails for Your Next Blowout Celebration

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This is the time of year for a sparkling cocktail. Whether the drink is topped with a float of Champagne, spiked with ginger beer or soda, or gets its effervescence from some sparkling water, these spritzy concoctions are celebratory and delicious. It’s time to bust out those flutes!

1. Sparkling Blood Orange Sangria

Blood oranges are winter’s little darlings, bringing brightness to the darkest winter days. This Sparkling Blood Orange Sangria combines blood orange and lime juices with sparkling wine and orange liqueur for a tasty, light punch that’s perfect for the holiday season. Get the recipe.

2. Sparkling Grinch Cocktail 

Watch out, this is a mean one. With its bright green color, this cocktail reminds us all of one of our favorite Christmas villains. Sour Apple Pucker, lemon juice, vodka, sugar, lemon-lime soda and a dot of green food coloring come together for a cocktail that will make your lips pucker up in delight. If Cindy-Lou Who can’t make your heart grow three times bigger, this drink will. Get the recipe.

3. Raspberry Cream Mimosa

If your New Year’s resolution is to make better cocktails, this is a great way to start. The base of this drink is a frozen raspberry-cream mixture you make yourself. A spoonful goes into a flute and is topped with Champagne. The final touch for this icy pink drink? A whole sugared raspberry.  Get the recipe.

4. Stormy Morning

Why not mimic the weather outside with a drink indoors? Mix Créme de Violette with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lime juice and Champagne for a gentle, floral cocktail with a stunning purple hue. Get the recipe.

5. Cranberry-Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider

What is more festive than a cup of rum cider? Adding a cranberry-ginger syrup is a good start. This cocktail is like a holiday dessert in a glass. Get the recipe.

6. Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria

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With just four ingredients, this super simple recipe yields a flavorful punch with ease. Just add sparkling wine to a chilled mixture of muddled oranges, cranberry juice and cinnamon sticks and you’re done. Get the recipe.

7. Balsam Gin Sparkler

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There’s no drink more seasonally appropriate than one made from a Christmas tree. The Balsam Gin Sparkler takes holiday cheer to level 10 by incorporating a homemade balsam fir syrup, which is mixed with a citrusy gin, cranberry juice and sparkling water. Frozen cranberries beautify the drink and help keep it cool. Get the recipe.

 

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