Slideshow: 16 Sparkling Cocktails to Dazzle Your Party Guests

23 Skiddoo
23 Skiddoo

Fresh thyme enhances the simple syrup used to sweeten this cocktail, emphasizing the herbal flavors of gin and elderflower liqueur. A little lemon balances the drink beautifully.

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[Photo: Jessica Leibowitz]

Chocolate Velvet
Chocolate Velvet

Mixing Champagne and Guinness isn't a bad idea, but it's even better to mix sparkling wine and super-rich Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Orange bitters and an orange twist reference the classic foil-wrapped chocolate orange.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

The Devereaux
The Devereaux

A little bourbon adds richness and depth to this sparkling cocktail, made with bubbly, lemon, and a touch of elderflower liqueur.

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[Photo: Wes Rowe]

Pop! Cider
Pop! Cider

Apple cider (the kind you find on the orchard or in the refrigerated section of your grocery store) comes together with rich, herbal Benedictine to offer sophisticated flavors in this Prosecco cocktail.

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[Photo: María del Mar Sacasa]

Portland 75
Portland 75

This spin on the classic French 75 incorporates the scent of the season with Clear Creek Distillery's Douglas Fir Eau de Vie. A touch of gin adds botanical depth, and the base wine is rich rosé sparkling rather than the standard paler stuff.

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[Photo: Elana Lepkowski]

Mango-Orange Bellini
Mango-Orange Bellini

Whether you're hosting a brunch on Christmas morning or starting your New Year's festivities early, this drink'll do the trick, made with sweet ripe mango and fresh orange juice. You'll need a bottle of chilled sparkling wine for every five drinks, so stock up!

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[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Yep, there's St. Germain in this one too, but it's mixed with Drambuie for a rich herbal and honey flavor. Orange bitters round things out.

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[Photo: Alice Gao]

Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler
Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

It's almost cheating to throw a bit of Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur into your sparkling wine; it's bound to be a delicious combo. To balance the sweetness here, you'll add freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

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[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

Negroni Sbagliato
Negroni Sbagliato

A bungled Negroni, made with sparkling wine instead of gin. Rich red vermouth and bittersweet Campari add bold flavor, and the cocktail is an excellent lower-proof option for starting out a long celebratory evening.

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[Photo: Jennifer Hess]

The Blur
The Blur

Green Chartreuse offers a little anise-like flavor to this refreshing sparkling drink, made tart with fresh lime and sweetened with maraschino liqueur.

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[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

Napa Valley Mojito
Napa Valley Mojito

Muddled grapes add color and flavor to this spin on a mojito, made with sparkling wine instead of soda.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

Peach Aperol Bellini
Peach Aperol Bellini

You don't have to wait for peaches to be in season again to make this luscious drink: it calls for frozen peaches and bittersweet Aperol, plus your favorite affordable bubbly.

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[Photo: Heather Meldrom]