Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Fun Champagne Recipes for New Year's Eve

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

This year, make your champagne toast as full of life as the upcoming year. Try sprucing up the typical champagne toast with these fun recipes.


Citrus Champagne Cocktail
Ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice, strained
1/2 cup fresh orange juice, strained 
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, strained 
1/4 cup sugar
1 750ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

Preparation:
1. Mix all juices and sugar in a pitcher and stir until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
2. Divide juice among flutes and top with champagne. Serve immediately.
{From www.myrecipes.com}


Chambord Sparkling Champagne Cocktail
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Death's Door Gin
3-4 oz Mumm Sparkling Wine Cuvee
1/2 oz Chambord liquor
Fresh raspberries for garnishing

Preparation:
Pour all ingredients into a champagne flute, garnish with raspberries and serve.
{From ideas.evite.com}


Semifreddo Bellini
Ingredients:
1 cup peeled, chopped peaches, frozen until hardened
1/4 cup peach schnapps
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chilled Champagne or sparkling white wine
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 cup small ice cubes
Peach slices, for garnish

Preparation:
1. Blend peaches, peach schnapps, 2 tablespoons Champagne, the sugar, and ice in a blender until smooth.
2. Divide mixture between 2 glasses; top off each glass with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Champagne, and serve.
{From: www.marthastewart.com}

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