Here’s to you!
And a toast to what the new year has in store for all of us, with a few simple champagne or sparkling drinks. Just pour the ingredients into a flute, or mix in a pitcher for a larger quantity. For a non-alcoholic version of the diamond fizz or cosmo, use a sparkling white grape juice, sparkling apple juice, or lemon-lime soda instead of champagne or sparkling white wine. I like to serve these to my guests in aperitif glasses, so that they have the opportunity to sample several of the flavors!
quick bellini1 part peach schnapps 3 parts champagne
kir royal1 part cassis (currant liqueur) 3-4 parts champagne
original champagne cocktail1 sugar cube 2-3 drops bitters champagne
Drop a sugar cube into the bottom of a flute. Drop bitters onto the sugar cube; pour champagne over to fill the glass.
parisian twilight1 part creme de cacao (light or dark works well) 1 part cherry brandy 4 parts champagne
leapin’ lizard1 part creme de cacao (light or dark works well) 1 part orange liqueur (orange vodka, triple sec, cointreau or grand mariner are some choices) 4 parts champagne
diamond fizz1 part red or pink grapefruit juice 1/2 part rosemary infused simple syrup 4 parts champagne
cosmo champagne cocktail1 part cranberry juice 1 part orange liqueur 1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice 4 parts champagne
Garnish with lime zest and cranberries; serve in sugar rimmed flutes.