The year is almost over, and if you’re like me you plan on spending the last few hours of the year hosting family and/or friends reminiscing on all the good and bad that happened in 2010 all while enjoying the tingly taste of your favorite bubbly. But if you’re like me, you live to be different. So this year instead of the same old boring (good but boring) champagne, impress your friends and offer up some champagne cocktails. Traditionally, the mixing of champagne with anything might be blasphemous to some, but for true cocktail lovers, combining the sparkling spirit with your choice of ingredients can create some amazing flavors. Along with creating new flavors, additional ingredients can help create or enhance a night of romance that many envision when planning their New Years get together. Is saving more money one of your New Years resolutions? Serving Champagne cocktails can help you get a head start on that one as generally you can create these delicious concoctions with less expensive champagnes and/or sparkling wines that work just as well. With less than 24 hours until your party starts, lets stop wasting time, enjoy !
Kir Royale: (Classic)
1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
Pour in your Creme De Cassis and then add in the Champagne filling to the top
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp curacao
1 thin slice of orange
Fill a large goblet half full of cracked ice. Add lemon juice, curacao, and orange slice. Stir and fill glass with champagne or sparkling wine. Stir again gently.
The Green Sparkler
1/2 oz Midori
Fill glass flute with champagne, top with Midori and serve
The Magna Carta
1 1/2 oz Tequilla
1 oz Triple Sec
Dip the rim of a chilled wine glass in lime juice, then salt. Pour in tequilla and Triple Sec, then fill with champagne or sparkling wine.
Midnight Kiss Cocktail
3/4 oz Vodka
Dash Blue Curacao
Rim the edge of a wine glass with white or gold sugar. Pour well-chilled vodka into the glass,and fill with champagne or sparkling wine.
Top with Blue Curacao.
Mimosa (The Morning After Cure)
1 oz Orange Juice
As simple and classic as it gets, the mimosa is delicious and can be altered to fit your taste. Try this recipe, or half and half.
Hopefully with these fun and simple cocktails you’ll be a big hit at this years end of the year bash. Don’t forget to try out “Cocktail of The Week” which is also a champagne concoction. Make sure to become a Fan on Facebook and keep yourselves updates on the latest happening and recipes here at Intoxicology101