Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or a New Year’s Day brunch, even if you’re serving champagne, you’re sure to need ideas for fun and exciting champagne cocktails.
Begin the New Year right with a champagne toast and orange juice, one of the most popular champagne cocktails. Combine 1/3 orange juice and 1/3 Grand Marnier in a champagne flute and top with brut (dry) champagne for a delightful welcome to the new day. Or leave out the Grand Marnier and combine equal parts of champagne and orange juice. Serve immediately.
- Pomegranate mimosa: Fill champagne flute 1/3 full with pomegranate juice. Top with champagne.
- Blushing mimosa: Fill champagne flute 2/3 full with a combination of 2 ounces orange juice and 1 ounce pineapple juice. Top with champagne and add 2 tablespoons grenadine.
- Hawaiian mimosa: Add one ounce coconut rum and two ounces pineapple juice to a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with pineapple and cherries.
Another popular champagne cocktail is the Bellini, a combination of champagne and fruit nectar. Pour one tablespoon of fruit nectar, puree or fruit liqueur into the bottom of the champagne flute and top off with your favorite Brut (dry) champagne. A classic Kir Royale features crème de cassis, a liqueur made from black currents. Serve immediately.
- Kir Imperial: using Chambord, a French black raspberry liqueur. Float a couple of raspberries in the flute for a decorative glass.
- Peach Bellini: Blend 2 ripe peaches, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon sugar until smooth. Strain. Place 2 tablespoons of the puree into a champagne flute and top with cold prosecco or champagne.
- Champagne Punch Bellini: Add one tablespoon of raspberry sorbet to the champagne flute and top off with fresh raspberries and champagne.
- Pour 1.5 tablespoons of Grand Marnier into a champagne flute and top with cold champagne. Garnish with an orange twist.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop it into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon or orange twist.
In a large punch bowl, combine 1 ½ ounces brandy, 1 ½ ounces Cointreau, 1 bottle club soda, 1 orange rind, and a bottle of brut champagne. Add large chunks of ice. Garnish with pineapple and orange slices and mint. You can also add sliced fresh strawberries.
Shake 2 ounces dry gin, ½ ounce lemon juice and 1 teaspoon superfine sugar in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Strain into champagne flute and top with champagne.
Take a cool turn on your Moscow Mule with a mimosa-like twist. Pour 1 ounce each of vodka and fresh lime juice into a champagne flute. Add 2 ounces ginger beer. Top off glass with champagne and garnish with lime slices and mint. Serve cold.
Fill a brandy glass halfway with Guinness stout. Top slowly with champagne. Stir gently and serve cold.
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