It’s time to welcome 2021 with open arms.

What better way to start out the new year than with a delicious champagne cocktail? This past year has been a tough one for many reasons. It’s time to start over, start fresh, and leave 2020 in the past. Nothing feels more hopeful than marking the start of a new year than with a bubbly drink. New Year’s Eve is all about new beginnings. It’s time to celebrate.

Ring in the new year with one of these champagne cocktails!

Chandon Harvest Punch

Chandon Harvest Punch

Chandon Harvest Punch

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 4 oz. Cinnamon Syrup*
  • 8 oz. Hennessy VSOP
  • 4 dash Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Dehydrated Pineapple Rings, Lemon Slices, Orange Slices (Blood Orange for color), Cinnamon Sticks, Fresh Mint

Glassware: Punch Cup or Wine Glass

Preparation: Place a large block of ice into a punch bowl and add the batched base cocktail. Let the ice melt a little into the batch. Then, using a ladle, pour 4 oz into a punch glass and top with 3 oz Chandon Brut. Add garnishes. Can use a cake pan to freeze a large block of ice with the garnishes in it.

*Cinnamon Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks, broken into large pieces

Preparation: Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool. Discard cinnamon sticks, strain into a clean glass jar and cover. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


‘Tis the Season with Simple Vodka

‘Tis the Season with Simple Vodka

Photo by David Bouchard

‘Tis the Season with Simple Vodka 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Simple Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Rosemary infused Aperol
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Rosemary/Lime Wheel Garnish
  • Topped with Prosecco

Preparation: Combine Simple Vodka, Aperol, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with lime and rosemary.


Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Cranberry Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 4 oz. Champagne, chilled
  • 3-5 spiked Cranberries (for garnish)

Tools & Materials

  • Cocktail pick
  • 8 oz. flute

Preparation: Pour the liqueur into the flute, add the bitters, and top with the champagne. Garnish with a cocktail pick loaded with the cranberries.


Inception

Inception

Inception

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Amaro di ANGOSTURA®
  • Top off with Prosecco

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Glass: Champagne Flute

Preparation: Pour chilled Amaro Di ANGOSTURA® into a chilled champagne flute. Top off with chilled Prosecco.