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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.