New Year's Eve is the perfect time for champagne. After all, it is the wine of celebration. It is used for wedding toasts and launching boats. Whether a celebration is between two people or an entire party of people, champagne is the perfect beverage for the occasion.
Get your champagne dressed up for the party with these recipes for champagne cocktails.
Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail
4 cups crushed ice
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup ginger ale
1/4 cup brandy
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a pitcher.
Pour about 1 cup of the Champagne mixture into each of 8 glasses.
Garnish with seeds, if desired.
"Champagne is the wine of civilization and the oil of government." Winston Churchill
Blooming Champagne Cocktail
with Hibiscus Flower
Please go to the link above the photo for instructions. She has beautiful photos and very thorough instructions on the creation of this unique cocktail.
"I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate . . . and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself."
Toasted Almond Champagne Cocktail
Ingredients for the Toasted Almond
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
Almond sugar for garnish (recipe follows)
Ingredients for the Almond Sugar
20 to 25 toasted almonds
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1. Make the almond sugar by grinding the toasted almonds, sugar, and almond extract together in a mini food processor until the mixture is homogeneous.
2. Run a lemon slice around the rims of the champagne flutes. Pour the almond sugar onto a shallow dish, and dip the wet glass rims into the almond sugar.
3. Being careful to avoid wetting the sugared rim, pour the Amaretto into the bottom of each champagne flute. Top with champagne, being careful not to pour too fast, or the champagne will fizz over the glass, and ruin the sugar rim.
“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner." Marlene Dietrich
Sparkling Champagne Cocktail
3/5 glass Champagne
1/5 glass Orange flavored vodka
1/5 glass Cointreau
1 Sugar Cube
Sparkling Champagne Cocktail is very easy to prepare and the first step involved in it includes mixing all the four ingredients in a champagne flute.
Next step is to garnish the prepared mixture with a slice of tangerine or cranberries. Make sure to use fresh tangerine and cranberries for garnishing for a better look of this cocktail when you will serve it.
"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
Bette Davis (from the movie Old Acquaintance)
1 cubes of brown sugar
3 dash Angostura bitter
15 ml cognac
Place sugar cube in the flute and soak it with bitter. Add cognac and fill the glass with cold Champagne. Add orange twist.
"Champagne offers a minimum of alcohol and a maximum of companionship." David Niven
Limoncello Champagne Cocktail
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup limoncello
2 tablespoons sugar plus additional for dipping
Lemon peels strips from 1 lemon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 lemon wedge
1 cup (about) chilled Champagne or sparkling wine.Note: Limoncello- a sweet lemon liquor from Italy, is available at some supermarkets and at liquor stores.
Place mint, limoncello, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon strips in blender;blend until mint is finely chopped (lemon peel will be coarsely chopped), 10 seconds. Strain into small cup; discard solids. Run lemon wedge around rim of 2 champagne flutes. Dip rims into sugar. Divide limoncello mixture and lemon juice between flutes. Top with Champagne.
"I am drinking the stars!"
Dom Perignon, on his first sip of bubbly Champagne
Cupcake Champagne Cocktail
½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
½ ounce Vanilla Simple Syrup (recipe below)
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice (from the jar)
3 maraschino cherries
To a champagne flute add butterscotch schnapps, Vanilla Simple Syrup, maraschino cherry juice and cherries. Top with champagne and gently stir. Add sprinkles and enjoy!
Vanilla Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 whole vanilla bean (seeds scraped out)
Combine water, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a medium saucepan. Boil until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Let sit for at least one hour. Let cool, strain and store in refrigerator.
"Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn't everyone?"
1 oz Absolut Berri Açaí Vodka
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Simple syrup
Perrier-Jouët NV Champagne
3 blueberries on a toothpick
Muddle the blueberries in a shaker. Add Absolut Berri Açai Vodka, some fresh lime juice, simple syrup and ice cubes. Shake and strain into a beautiful champagne flute or a glass. Top it off with chilled Perrier-Jouët NV Champagne and garnish with 3 blueberries on a toothpick.
"Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne."
Royal Buzz Skinny Champagne Cocktail
For strawberry puree: (enough for 5 or 6 glasses):
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (9 calories per portion)
1 1/2 oz orange stevia syrup
4 oz champagne (85 calories)
2 drops mint bitters (1 calorie)
1. Puree strawberries with the orange syrup
2. Add about 1 1/2 oz of mix to fluted champagne glasses
3. Add bitters
4. Top with champagne
5. Don’t let your tiara slip as you sip
"Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it." Madame De Pompadour
Veuve Clicquot Near Side
1 oz. Belvedere vodka
.5 oz. Campari
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. simple syrup
.5 oz. grapefruit juice
Splash of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
Pour all ingredients except Champagne into a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into coupe. Top with Veuve Clicquot. Garnish with lemon twist.
"Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!"
Blue Sparkling Star
2 ounces orange infused vodka
2 ounces blue curaçao
Rim 2 champagne glasses with blue sanding sugar.
Pour 1 ounce orange infused vodka into each of the prepared champagne glasses.
Pour 1 once blue curaçao into each into each of the prepared champagne glasses.
Top each glass with champagne.
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right"
Frozen Peach Champagne Cocktail
1/4 cup sugar, to rim glasses
1 pint peach sorbet
2 shots Triple Sec, Grand Marnier or Cointreau
Chilled champagne or sparkling wine (to fill blender, 1/3 bottle)
Raspberries and 4 springs mint, optional garnish
Place a shallow bowl of water along side a shallow bowl with 1/4 cup sugar in it. Dip 4 cocktail glasses in water, then sugar to rim glass.
Place 4 scoops peach sorbet in blender. Add 2 shots orange liqueur. Fill blender with Champagne to maximum fill line or up to 1-inch from top of blending pitcher. Place cover on blender tightly. Blend until smooth and pour into cocktail glasses, keeping an eye out not to wreck the pretty sugar rims. Garnish with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint and serve
"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. when I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty"