5 Things to Do With Champagne Tonight
Planning to toast with traditional bubbly tonight? Well, you can make midnight even more magical and any celebration creative with these twists on the classic glass of Champagne.
I prefer Moet and Chandon French Champagne or an Italian Prosecco for New Year’s Eve toasts. I find both pair well with each of these recipes, taste amazing on it’s own, plus they’re great for sipping.
#1–The Blondie. Pop a dash of vanilla liqueur into the bottom of your glass, then fill 3 quarters of the way with Champagne. Next, add a splash of pineapple juice until the glass is full.
#2–Chiare Royale. First, dampen and dip the rim of the Champagne glass into a ring of colored sugar. Next, pour a small amount of grenadine into the bottom of your glass. Then add a splash of Chambord, and fill with Champagne.
#3–Midnight Mimosa. First, add a small amount of orange-flavored liqueur to the glass (like Cointreau or Gran Marnier), then add 3-parts Champagne to 1-part orange juice. Finish with a strawberry garnish.
#4–Bubbly Bellini. Muddle some diced canned peaches. Spoon a half teaspoon into the bottom of a Champagne glass. Fill halfway with peach schnapps, and then Champagne. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach.
#5–The Festive Flirt. Dampen and dip the rim of the glass into whole grain sugar in the raw. Splash a small bit of clear black licorice liqueur into the bottom of the glass. Add 1-part watermelon pucker to 3-parts Champagne. Make a small cut into a black licorice jelly bean and clip to the rim.