Friday, December 29, 2017

Thinking of Drinking: Champagne Cocktails

Break out the bubbly!  Try my Italian Kiss Cocktail or 11 Pipers Piping featured in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  Add some sparkle to your evening.

2 shots DiSaronno amaretto
Champagne
Orange Juice
Maraschino Cherries

Pour 1 shot of amaretto into each champagne flute. Fill flute with champagne but leave a little room at the top. Put a splash of orange juice in each glass. Garnish with cherries.  Serves 2.

Or how about a French 75...

1 shot Beefeater 24 Gin
1 teaspoon Wholesome Agave Syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Champagne

Shake first three ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice.  Strain into champagne flutes and top with champagne.  Cheers!

Kir Royale

1 shot Chambord
Champagne

Chill the Chambord and put a shot in the champagne flute.  Fill with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.  Pretty!

Champagne Punch

- 2 cups Champagne
- 2 cups Chrysalis, “Sarah’s Patio Red”, Loudoun County, VA, 2010
- 1 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup Mount Gay Eclipse spiced rum
- 2 cups Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 apple, sliced

In a large punch bowl, add all ingredients except for the Champagne and chill. Just before serving, add the Champagne. Perfect for a any party!

Photo by Emily Clack

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