To be honest with you, I don’t need any excuse to drink champagne, but for New Year’s Eve parties, I simply go crazy with the varieties of cocktails incorporating the bubbly. Here’s a hint I read which makes sense and will surely keep in mind, while my friends and I stir up the cocktails: “When making any cocktail with Champagne, be sure to add the Champagne to the flute last. Pour the Champagne slowly over the other ingredients to avoid an overflow. Stirring these cocktails is not usually necessary as the bubbles do most of the work, but when you do, stir slowly and gently. For the best results serve Champagne cocktails right away.” Click here for a variety of recipes for champagne cocktail and just so you know, my top pick for New Year’s Eve 2012 – Elite Midnight Millionaire Cocktail: Ingredients: 1 oz Stoli Elit Perrier Jouët Fleur de Champagne rasberry for garnish Preparation: Pour the vodka into a Champagne flute. Fill with Champagne. Drop a single raspberry in the glass as a garnish.