Champagne Cocktails for the New Year!

I like champagne once a year like many other people out there, but sometimes you need more. Cocktails have always been a great part of big celebrations, so why should champagne be slighted? Here are a couple of tasty champagne treats to try (you can even use the sparkling white wine that you were going to try to pass off as Champagne, I won’t tell anyone).

Seelbach Cocktail
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Holiday Mimosa

½ oz Grand Marnier
½ glass champagne
½ glass orange juice

Pour ingredients into a champagne flute to let the bubbles escape properly and serve.

Champagne Punch

1 bottle champagne
¼ c. triple sec
¼ c. brandy

Chill the champagne well. This keeps ice out of the equation and keeps your punch from being watered down… for the taste of course. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and serve.

Classic Champagne Cocktail

1 sugar cube
2 – 3 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
1 glass champagne
Lemon twist, for garnish

Soak a sugar cube in orange bitters and drop it into a flute. Fill the flute with champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon. This drink is an update to a 19th century classic.

Seelbach Cocktail

1 oz bourbon
½ oz triple sec
7 dashes Angostura bitters
7 dashes Peychaud bitters
5 oz champagne
Orange twist, for garnish

Combine everything except the champagne and orange into a champagne flute, stirring briefly. Pour the champagne and rub the rim with the orange twist then drop it into the glass. Make sure to use an old fashioned bourbon whiskey with some guts and flavor like Old Forester. Look like a real cocktailian with style and real street cred.

Happy New Year!

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