10 Champagne Cocktails for the New Year

New Year’s Eve is 10 days away! Do you have your drinks selected for your party, your sparkly dress laid out, and all of your decorations in place? We have begun the countdown and there’s no better way to celebrate than with champagne! Here are 10 classic champagne cocktails to offer guests while ringing in the New Year. Here’s to 2017!

10. Champagne Cocktail

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Ingredients:

  • Sugar cube
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • Brut champagne
  • Twist of lemon

Place a sugar cube in a champagne flute and dash 1 or 3 times with bitters. Fill the glass with Brut champagne and squeeze a lemon twist on top.

9. Black Velvet

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Ingredients:

  • Stout
  • Champagne

Fill a Collins glass halfway with a stout of your choice and top slowly with champagne. Stir gently and enjoy!

8. The Seelbach

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Ingredients:

  • Champagne
  • 7 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
  • 7 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • ½ oz. Cointreau

Combine bitters, bourbon, and Cointreau with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled flute or cocktail glass and top with champagne.

7. Champagne Julep

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Ingredients:

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz. brandy
  • Crushed ice
  • Champagne to fill
  • Sprig of mint for garnish

Muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup in a glass and add cognac. Fill glass with crushed ice and top with champagne.

6. French 75

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. gin
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • 3 oz. champagne
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Combine the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice with ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon.

5. Champagne Punch

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Ingredients:

  • Brut champagne
  • 1 ½ oz. brandy
  • 1 ½ oz. Cointreau
  • 1 bottle club soda
  • Rind of 1 orange
  • Slices of pineapples
  • Slices of oranges
  • Mint
  • Strawberries

Add all of the liquid ingredients into a punch bowl with a large berg of ice. Garnish with fresh pineapple, orange, mint, and fresh crushed strawberries for color and flavor.

4. Atomic Cocktail

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. brandy
  • 1 tsp. sherry
  • 1 ½ oz. Brut champagne

Stir the vodka, brandy, and sherry with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add 1 ½ to 2 oz. of cold Brut champagne.

3. The Twinkle

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. elderflower cordial
  • Champagne
  • Lemon twist

Add the vodka and elderflower cordial to a shaker with ice, and shake until cold. Strain into glass and top with icy champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.

2. Champagne Mojitos

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Ingredients:

  • ¾ C. Sugar
  • ¾ C. Water
  • 1 ½ C. packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs for garnish
  • 6 limes, cut into wedges
  • 2 C. light rum
  • Cracked ice
  • 3 C. champagne or sparkling wine

In a saucepan combine sugar and water and cook over high heat till the sugar dissolves. Let cool. In a large pitcher combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher. Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour the drink into glass. Fill two-thirds of glass and top with champagne. Garnish with mint sprigs.

1. Marasca Fizz

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Ingredients:

  • 3 maraschino cherries, plus ¾ oz. syrup from the jar
  • Superfine sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 2 brown sugar cubes
  • ½ oz. Cherry Heering or cherry liqueur
  • 4 oz. chilled champagne

Moisten the outer rim of glass with ½ oz. of maraschino syrup and dip the rim in superfine sugar to coat.   Dash the bitters over the sugar cubes and add the Cherry Heering, maraschino cherries, and the remaining ¼ oz. of maraschino cherry syrup to the flute. Top with the Champagne and add the sugar cubes.

Impress your guests with these fantastic champagne recipes this New Year’s Eve!

Cheers,

Danyelle

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