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4 Creative ways to Drink Champagne

We have plenty of creative ideas that will surprise your guests while keeping Champagne a part of your New Year’s celebrations.

For over 1,500 years, Champagne has been a New Year’s Eve tradition. When you think of New Year’s Eve, the sound of a cork popping and bubbles flowing is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s a drink that symbolizes celebration and good times, and there’s no better time of the year to share it with family and friends. If you want to try something new to ring in the new year, don’t just pop the bubbly. We have plenty of creative ideas that will surprise your guests while keeping Champagne a part of your New Year’s celebrations.

Airmail

Ingredients:

  • Champagne
  • 1.5 oz. gold rum
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • .75 oz. honey syrup (instructions below)
  • Lime twist

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by making honey syrup by adding ¼ cup water and ¼ cup honey in a saucepan. Stir in low heat until the honey has melted.
  2. Fill a shaker with the gold rum, lime juice, honey syrup, and ice.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain the mixture into a Champagne flute.
  5. Add fresh ice and top with the Champagne. Curl the lime twist around a toothpick and use it as garnish.

(Source: https://www.supercall.com/recipe/ultimate-airmail-cocktail-recipe)

Bubbly Winter Citrus Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle pink Moscato
  • 1 bottle of Doux or Demi-Sec Champagne
  • 12 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 2-3 grapefruits and lemons for garnish

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine the pink Moscato, sweet Champagne, and grapefruit juice in a large pitcher and stir.
  2. Cut the grapefruit and lemons into thin slices and float on top of the pitcher.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with Champagne.

(Source: http://mycookingspot.com/bubbly-winter-citrus-sangria/)

 

 

Creamsicle Mimosa Floats

Ingredients:

  • Champagne, chilled
  • 1.5 oz. can orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 12 oz. milk
  • 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 8 small scoops of small vanilla ice cream

 

Instructions:

  1. Using a cookie dough scoop, place the 8 small scoops of vanilla ice cream into a container lined with wax paper and freeze overnight.
  2. Combine the thawed orange juice concentrate, 12 oz. of milk, and the 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Place a small scoop of ice cream into each champagne flute and then fill a third of the way with the blended combination. Top with Champagne and serve immediately.

(Source: https://www.anightowlblog.com/creamsicle-mimosa-floats/)

French 75

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Champagne
  • 1 lemon
  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • .75 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 lime

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute and top with Champagne.
  3. Cut a lime thinly to create a twist and use as garnish.

(Source: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/french-75-242668)