“Champagne” Cocktails

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Here we are on New Years Eve Eve and you probably have some bubbly or an intent to run to the store tomorrow in preparation of whatever level of festivities. Well, if you want to mix it up with some “Champagne” cocktails, I have a few VERY easy recipes that you and your guests will enjoy while cheering in the New Year!

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With these few ingredients, you’ll be able to offer three unique cocktails:

  • Bubbly. I’d recommend a Cava or Prosecco. Don’t use the good stuff on these since you’ll be masking some of the wonderful attributes of a good wine.
  • Fresh berries. A lemon or orange is also nice for garnish.
  • Elderflower Liqueur. St. Germain is likely the most recognizable but there are others as well.
  • Chambord. This is a French, raspberry liqueur and a little goes a long way! I purchased two mini bottles for $8 for my festivities. 
  • Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup. I keep these in stock through Amazon, but they can be found at local health food stores as well. 

 

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

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  • 1/2 ounce of Elderflower Liquor (St. Germain)
  • 4 ounces of sparkling wine
  • Lemon or orange garnish

That’s about it. Pour the Elderflower Liqueur in the bottom of the Champagne flute or coupe. Top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon or orange rind. Cheers!

 

Chambord Cocktail

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  • A splash of Chambord liqueur
  • 4 ounces of sparkling wine
  • A berry garnish

Pour the sparkling wine in a Champagne flute. Add the Chambord slowly to desired sweetness and color. Garnish with a few raspberries or a strawberry. There you have it!

 

Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail

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  • Hibiscus flowers in syrup
  • 4 ounces of sparkling wine

Place a hibiscus flower in the base of a Champagne flute. Pour sparkling wine on top of the hibiscus flower. Add syrup from the hibiscus flower jar if desired for sweetness. 

 

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

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