25 Cocktails & Mocktails for Sparkling Celebrations

Best of 2011

'Tis the season for sparkly drinks and a bit of bubbly. We're entertaining and enjoying the company of others this weekend. Whether or not that means alcohol is up to you, but no matter what you're drinking this New Years, we've got you covered. We have bubbly cocktails and mocktails of all sorts, from Peach Thyme Bellinis to Fig Old-Fashioneds. You can go classic with a Sazerac, or glam it up with a Spiced Pear Margarita (and a rim of glittering sugar). Or leave out the booze and sip an Asian Pear Sparkler or Rosemary Citrus Spritzer. Read on for these and more — we're sure there is something sparkling and bubbly here for you.

FIRST ROW
• 1 Champagne Bar for New Year's Eve: Three Bubbly Cocktails
• 2 Peach Thyme Bellini
• 3 Oscar Night Tipple: White Lady Cocktail
• 4 The Summer Sage
• 5 The Blueberry Rum Smash

SECOND ROW
• 6 A Cocktail for Apricot Lovers: The Knicker Twist
• 7 Fall Fig Cocktail: The Fig Old-Fashioned
• 8 Pitcher Cocktail: El Diablo
• 9 Lillet Liberté Cocktail for Bastille Day
• 10 Cold-Weather Cocktail Recipe: Pumpkin Buttered Rum

THIRD ROW
• 11 Patio Favorite: Southside Cocktail
• 12 A Very Merry Cocktail Recipe: The Spiced Pear Margarita
• 13 Recipe for Fall: Sazerac Cocktail
• 14 Christmas Morning Cocktail: Pecan Milk Punch
• 15 Recipe for Right Now: Income Tax Cocktail

FOURTH ROW
• 16 Sunny Cocktail for a Snowy Day: The Salty Dog
• 17 The Pink Lady
• 18 Refreshingly Bitter Summer Cocktail: Campari & IPA
• 19 Spicy, Savory Sangrita from Mayahuel NYC
• 20 Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour: A Sunny Drink for Winter

FIFTH ROW (Alcohol Free!)
• 21 Asian Pear Sparkler
• 22 Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Soda
• 23 Rosemary Citrus Spritzer
• 24 Watermelon Strawberry Cooler
• 25 Elderberry Shrub

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.