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Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

If a $5 bottle of Andre rosé won’t do the trick this year, ring in the new year with some Champagne cocktails. We’ll start off with the aptly named…

Champagne Cocktail

Dry Champagne
Sugar cube
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Lemon peel

Add sugar cube to Champagne coupe or flute and soak with Angostura bitters. Top with cold Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.

French 75

2 ounces gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Champagne

Shake gin, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice, and strain into a champagne coupe. Top with champagne, and garnish with a lemon peel.

Death in the Afternoon

1.5 ounces Absinthe
4 ounces dry Champagne

To make one of Hemingway’s favorites, simply add Absinthe to a Champagne flute, then top with cold Champagne.

Written by Kevin Gray

3 Comments

  1. Selena · December 29, 2010

    Hi Kevin, can I substitute gin with anything else? Vodka for instance.. Oh I am afraid this one is going to be a headache drink

    • Kevin · December 29, 2010

      Hi Selena,

      You can substitute vodka, but it won’t taste properly or nearly as good. A good gin is very low in impurities, same as vodka, so it shouldn’t cause a headache, in theory. You’re much more likely to get a headache from the Champagne’s carbonation.

  2. Eva · March 24, 2011

    i tried this cocktail it was good instead of gin i tried this stuff called ty ku so ju its like vodka but its fewer calories. they also have this recipe thats kinda like it but different

    SPA DAY- SOJU POMPAGRANT JUICE WITH WITH A SPLASH OF CHAMPANGE

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