Cheers to the New Year

Toast to 2017 with these sparkling cocktail recipes

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, don’t be stuck without a celebratory drink in your hand. Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party of your own, or settling in for a quiet night at home, a festive drink can elevate any occasion. Here are four sparkling cocktail recipes to try this weekend:

Mix pomegranate and ginger for a fresh and fruity cocktail this New Year’s Eve. This recipe from Dizzle and Dip (shown above) features helpful tips on how to de-seed a pomegranate without making a mess.

It wouldn’t be a proper Dec. 31 party without a glass of champagne, and this Cranberry and Champagne cocktail recipe from Creative Culinary is a simple and sweet option. It combines Grand Marnier champagne with cranberry juice and a sparkling wine or cider.

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This cocktail from How Sweet It Is combines honey, sage and gin for a fizzy concoction that will put you in the mood to celebrate. The best part: The drink is prepared with a smoked honey bacon rim.

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Serve your guests a cozy spiced pear and ginger cocktail based on this recipe from The Kitchn. It combines vodka, ginger, cinnamon-honey syrup and pear juice.

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