Rethink the bubbly for these sparkling cocktails

Cognac sparklers

Champagne has long been associated with New Year's Eve revelry, alone and in classic cocktails like the French 75 and Kir Royale. But there is a broader world of effervescent drinks that would be right at home when ringing in the new year, says Colin Powers of The Oregonian. In a story exploring offerings at various Oregon bars, he notes that cava, prosecco, and sparkling cider can also elevate your cocktails.

Sparkling drinks range from light and floral to bold and funky, says Powers. You can make individual cocktails or whip up a pitcher at a time for a party. Naturally, the EYB Library is bubbling over with great sparkling cocktails to add creativity to your New Year's Eve drinks. Try one of these great recipes (the main ingredients for each are listed to help you decide):

City of light from David Lebovitz (prosecco, vermouth, Lillet blanc, orange liqueur)
Rossinis from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (strawberries, Grand Marnier, Prosecco)
Blood orange sangria
from Bon Appétit Magazine
     (Riesling, blood oranges, grapefruits, limes, Champagne, lemongrass)

Vanilla-fig Champagne sparkler
from Cooking Light Magazine
     (dried figs, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, vodka, brut Champagne)

Sbagliato
from Good Food (Aus) (Prosecco, oranges, Campari, sweet vermouth)
Pomegranate rosemary spritzer
from BBC Good Food Magazine
     (pomegranate juice, rosemary, Prosecco)

The wintergreen (New Year's Champagne Cocktail)
from Serious Eats
     (lemons, crème de menthe, Champagne)
Sherry-cava citrus fizz
from Cooking Light Magazine (oranges, Spanish sherry, cava)
Cognac sparklers
from MarthaStewart.com by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
     (Cognac, sparkling apple cider) (pictured top)

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