If you’re ever in doubt about what beverage to serve for New Year’s Eve, you can’t go wrong with champagne. It’s low in calories, puts everyone in the mood to celebrate and who doesn’t love the sound of pop and fizz! Bubbles seem to be the perfect way to end the year, so raise your glasses one last time this year and ring in 2015 with one of these delicious champagne cocktails.
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Champagne Cocktail – The champagne shines through in this classic ~ with a hint of added flavor from spirits, bitters and citrus peel.
- 1 sugar cube
- 6+ shakes of Angostura bitters
- Lemon or orange peel twist, for garnish
Soak sugar cube in bitters and drop into glass. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon peel.
Kir Royale – The Kir Royale is a swanky champagne and cream de cassis (black currant) cocktail that looks and tastes great. This cocktail can be served year-round.
- 1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
- Lemon twist or blackberries, for garnish
Fill flute with champagne, top with creme de cassis and garnish.
Limoncello Sparkler – This sparkling cocktail gets an added dose of sweetness and sun thanks to a splash of limoncello. The recipe comes from Kim Haasarud’s book, 101 Champagne Cocktails.
- 1 oz. Limoncello
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- Lemon peel twist, for garnish
Combine the limoncello and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish.