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5 New Years Eve Cocktails with Champagne

Wine

12.29.2011

Moët & Chandon Golden JeroboamNot sure what bubbly cocktails to make for New Years Eve? Try some of these:

Champagne Cocktail
From:The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan and Chris Gall.

6.5 ounces Moet Imperial Champagne
1 Angostura Bitters-soaked sugar cube

Pour Champagne into a chilled flute. Add sugar cube. Garnish with a spiral lemon twist.

Note: Originally from the Bar-Tender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas, 1862. Per Meehan: “I recommend pouring the Champagne, then adding the bitters-soaked sugar cube so the wine doesn’t bubble over.”

The Ginger Royale

1 ½ ounces The King’s Ginger Liqueur
4 ounces Champagne

Pour a generous measure of The King’s Ginger into a flute. Add chilled Champagne to taste.

Kir Royale

Fill a glass with cold Champagne.
Splash of Creme de Cassis

Pour Champagne into a chilled flute. Add splash of Creme de Cassis, garnish with a lemon twist.

French 75

1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with Champagne, add lemon twist.

Champagne Flamingo

3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Vodka

Stir with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with Champagne, add lemon or orange twist.



Comments

  1. BJD | Thursday, December 29, 2011

    The French 75 just isn’t the same without mint. Muddle 8-10 leaves with the lemon and simple before shaking with the gin.


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