Happy New Year! Here are four champagne cocktails to celebrate: Raspberry Royale, Mimosa, Poinsettia, and the Classic Champagne Cocktail! All super easy, super delicious, and perfect to serve at your NYE party!
Did you guys have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukah? We sure did at the Debth household! Teddy, of course, was spoiled as usual and Trevor and I decided to skip traditional gifts and instead, surprise each other with a weekend getaway sometime this year! Procrastination on gift-giving? Or genius? I’m gonna go with genius 😉 I love, love, LOVE surprises more than anything, so I’m excited to see where Trevor picks! Hopefully it’s somewhere near a vineyard. *Hint, hint* *Wink, wink* 😉
Also, did you notice the new logo? My amazing friend, Mariah, the one who I wrote the lemon funfetti cake ball post about, and the one who has this Etsy site full of beautiful arm knitted scarves, made that for us. Yeah. I love her!
Well… Christmas flew by in the blink of an eye (ha!) and we’re onto New Year’s Eve! I’m so excited to share with you, four champagne cocktails for your New Year’s Eve party! They’re all easy, they’re all delicious, and yep, you guessed it, they all contain champagne, because you can never have enough champagne on New Year’s…or any day for that matter.
I have been on such a champagne kick! Usually, Trevor and I like to have mimosas on weekend mornings after we take Teddy to the park, but it’s a rare occasion that we have champagne at night. We tend to stick with wine or margaritas, of course, for Friday Night Mexican night! The other weekend, however, we went out with our friends to a work event, and they served tons and tons of champagne. It tasted amazing! It was so nice to just sip on something bubbly in cute little glasses! While I’m sipping my champagne like a lady, I’m So Fancy is totally jammin’ away in my head. 😉
After that night, I knew I wanted to do a post on champagne, so I have been recipe testing 😉 over the holidays and today am sharing my four new favorites!
1. A twist on a Kir Royale: Raspberry Royale
So easy and so sophisticated. When I first turned 21, the first cocktail I had was something consisting of raspberry, raspberry, and…more raspberry. All I really remember was Chambord. How fancy is that?! It’s a luxuriously raspberry liquor and it’s soooo good! For this Raspberry Royale, simply pour 3/4 – 1 oz of Chambord into a champagne flute and top with champagne! It’s lightly fruity and beautiful in color!
2. Mimosas: not just your traditional OJ is present here!
Hellllooooo! Please tell me you love mimosas. Like I said before, Trevor and I have mimosas on the weekends. We are connoisseurs of mimosas, but why do mimosas need to only happen in the morning?! I think mimosas would be the perfect addition to your NYE party! Just place a few different types of juices out, add champagne, and you’ve got yourself an amazing mimosa bar! Our favorite mix ins? Raspberry lemonade, cranberry juice, grape juice, and of course, orange juice!
3. Poinsettia: the perfect holiday drink!
Are you sick of cranberry yet? It’s still in season, right? Perfect, because this next cocktail is called a Poinsettia. Seems appropriate for the holidays, right? Take 3/4 oz of cointreau and pour into a champagne flute. Fill the glass up (about 3/4 of the way) with champagne and top with cranberry juice! Easy and delicious!
4. Classic Champagne Cocktail:
This. Is. Good. I can’t believe it took me so long to try one! The other night, I told the bartender that I wanted a cocktail made with champagne and he said “oh yea, I have a good one!” little did I know, it was just a Classic Champagne Cocktail and like I said, it was good! Place 3/4 teaspoon sugar into the bottom of a champagne flute and top with about 8 shakes of angostura bitters. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon peel! So simple, but the bitters and the lemon peel give a really unique and light flavor.
All of these champagne cocktails, the Raspberry Royale, the Mimosas, the Poinsettia, and the Classic Champagne Cocktail are all soooo simple to make, so delicious, and like I said, you can never have enough champagne on New Year’s Eve. So make these and drink on!
Cheers, drink responsibly, and Happy New Year!
What are you drinking on NYE? Show Me the Yummy!