Champagne All Around!

Champagne All Around!

Check out some of the hottest champagne cocktails for this holiday season!

French 75

Recipe courtesy of Epicurious.com

French75Ingredients

•1 lemon

•3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin

•1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice

•1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce)

•1 cup ice cubes

•1/4 cup (2 ounces) dry sparkling wine, such as brut Champagne, chilled

Preparation

Using zester or paring knife, slice peel from lemon in long, thin spiral. Reserve lemon for another use and set peel aside.

In cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.

Curl lemon peel around finger to create twist at least 6 inches long. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.

Barbotage

Recipe courtesy of esquire.com

BarbotageCocktailIngredients

•1/2 ounce cognac

•1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

•4 ounces Brut champagne

Preparation

Pour cognac (or another brandy) and Grand Marnier into a champagne flute, top up with brut champagne.

Shake up with ice 1 teaspoon grenadine, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, and 1 ounce orange juice, strain it into a champagne flute, and have at it with the bubbly.

 

BlackVelvetCocktailBlack Velvet

Recipe courtesy of esquire.com

Ingredients

•Guinness stout

•Brut champagne

Collins glass

Preparation

Half-fill a Collins glass with stout and top up slowly with champagne. Stir gently with glass or plastic rod.

 

KirRoyalCocktailKir Royal

Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

• 1 Tablespoon of Chambord

• fresh raspberries

• Brut champagne

Preparation

Place champagne flute in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and add 1 tablespoon of the Chambord plus a few raspberries. Fill flute to the top with Champagne and serve immediately.

 

CranberryOrangeSparklersCranberry-Orange Sparklers for 8

Recipe courtesy of marthastewart.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne or other dry white sparkling wine, chilled
  • 24 ounces ginger ale, chilled

Preparation

In a measuring cup, combine juice and liqueur. Divide among eight Champagne flutes or wine glasses. To serve, top with equal parts Champagne and ginger ale.

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