My favorite lifestyle blogger Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere has come up with some really festive cocktails to celebrate the ongoing Winter Olympics.  If you plan on viewing any of the events over this coming weekend, these drinks would be the perfect treat.

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Sochi Sugared Champagne

10 tbs caster sugar
5 sugar cubes
1 lemon
1 bottle Champagne
Gel food coloring (blue, yellow, black, green, red)
Angostura Bitters
5 Champagne flutes

1. Place 2 tbs. of caster sugar into five separate bowls. Using a different color for each bowl, add several drops of color and mix until you reach the desired tone.

2. Cut lemon into small wedges. Take one wedge and coat the rim of each champagne glass with lemon juice, then dip into colored sugar bowls. Place sugar rimmed glasses into the freezer for 10 minutes.

3. Soak sugar cubes with Angostura bitters, drop one into each chilled flute, add champagne until the bubbles come up just below the sugared rim. Once the bubbles decrease, add a little more champagne.



photo courtesy of Emily Schuman

Perfect White Russian

1.5 oz vodka
1 oz Kahlua (or your preferred coffee liqueur)
1 oz heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
2-3 large ice cubes


1. Place ice cubes in a lowball glass. Add vodka, Kahlua and heavy cream.

2. Stir with cinnamon stick to add a little flavor (or a spoon to keep it traditional). Leave cinnamon stick in as a garnish.



photo courtesy of Emily Schuman

Gold Medal Martini


1.5 oz Old Tom Gin
0.5 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
2-3 large ice cubes
Edible gold stars


1. Place ice, gin and vermouth in a mix glass. Add ice and stir 40 times to get very chilled.

2. Strain into a martini glass and add gold stars as a garnish.