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    21 Fancy Drinks To Help You Forget 2014

    This year was a mess. Let's erase it from our memories with classy champagne cocktails.

    1. Raspberry Sgroppino

    WHAT is sgroppino? It's a delicious frosty mix of vodka, prosecco, and fruit sorbet that really wants to party with you. You can use any flavor of sorbet if raspberry isn't your thing. Get the recipe.

    2. Roman Holiday Cocktail

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    A brilliant Italian-ish mix of lemon, honey, rosemary, amaro, and prosecco. Get the recipe.

    3. Aperol Spritz

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    A classic for a reason — it's pretty, not too sweet, and gentle enough that you'll still be able to choose your midnight makeout partner wisely. Get the recipe.

    4. Champagne Mojitos

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    Making a syrup with the mint leaves means you won't have to spend all night muddling. Good deal! Get the recipe.

    5. Sparkling Apple Sangria

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    You can get all the mixers you need for this at the grocery store: just an apple, a pomegranate, and some apple juice. Get the recipe.

    6. Pop! Cider

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    This sparkling cider cocktail calls for Benedictine, which is a cool herb-y liqueur that's definitely worth trying. Get the recipe.

    7. Citrus Cordial Sparklers

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    "Cordial" just means a syrup made with sugar and the juice and zest from your favorite citrus. Clementine? Grapefruit? Blood orange? All of the above! Get the recipe.

    8. Spiced Cranberry Rum Fizz

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    You can make up a big party-size batch of the syrup and juice base for this ahead of time, then just top with champagne whenever you're ready to get down to business. Get the recipe.

    9. 23 Skiddoo

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    Gin, St. Germain (elderflower liqueur), thyme syrup, lemon, and sparkling wine. Get the recipe.

    10. Champagne Cocktail

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    Sugar, champagne, and bitters is all it takes to achieve Timeless Elegance. Recipe at The Kitchn.

    11. Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria with Lillet Rosé

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    12. Clementine French 75

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    Get yourself a big box of clementines and swap in the juice for lemon in this easy gin cocktail. Get the recipe.

    13. Pear Sorbet Champagne Cocktail

    14. Campari-Fennel Aperitif

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    Best fronds forever!! Get the recipe.

    15. Thyme & Blackberry Fizz

    A nice mid-winter reminder that summer exists. Get the recipe.

    16. Ginger Grapefruit Sparkler

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    Dead simple: fresh grapefruit juice, ginger liqueur, and prosecco. Get the recipe.

    17. Negroni Sbagliato

    18. Sparkling Bourbon Pear Cocktail

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    Perfect if you have a few pears getting wrinkly in the fridge. Get the recipe.

    19. Lavender Bubbly

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    Just what it sounds like! You can find dried lavender for the syrup at a tea shop or order it online. Get the recipe.

    20. Rouge 75

    Frances Janisch /

    Gin, raspberries, syrup, and champagne. 😍 Get the recipe.

    21. Lemon Cheesecake Cocktail

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    This pretty lil' thing is the product of careful pouring. You'll need brandy, limoncello, sparkling wine, and bitters. Get the recipe.

    For those who are lazy or in doubt, you can just set up a champagne cocktail bar and let people DIY.

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    Get some smart tips for what to include from Epicurious.