We know New Years Eve is all about the bubbly! We love everything about Champagne and its classic, luxurious feel. So after the ball has dropped and you start anew on New Years Day, we find no need to stop sipping Champagne. Celebrate a fresh beginning with an elegant Champagne Cocktail. Below are a few of our favorites recipes!
Classic Champagne Cocktail:
- 3 ounces of Champagne
- 1/3 ounce of cognac
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
Soak one sugar cube in a champagne flute with bitters. Add the champagne and cognac. Squeeze in a twist of lemon and discard. Garnish with a half slice of orange.
French Martini: The Champagne is an added twist to this original drink.
- 1.5 ounces of vodka
- .5 ounces of Chambord
- .5 ounces of pineapple juice
Combine the vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice with ice into a shaker, and shake briskly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top of with Champagne and garnish with a lemon peel. You can sugar half of the glass for an added touch.
Pear and Cranberry Bellini:
- 1 cup pear nectar
- 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 bottle Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine
In a small pitcher, combine pear nectar and cranberry juice cocktail. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into each or eight champagne glasses then top with Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon dry lavender
- 4 bottles dry Champagne
- Fresh Lavender sprigs, for garnish
Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in dried lavender then remove from heat. Let it cool completely. Strain out lavender. Refridgerate syrup until ready to serve. When ready, pour about 6 ounces Champagne with 1 1/2 teaspoon syrup into each flute. Garnish with the fresh lavender sprig.
What’s your favorite Champagne Cocktail? We hope you enjoy these as you celebrate, cheers!
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