Bubbly is a must on New Year’s Eve, but why not take those bubbles to the next level this year? Once the staple of the roaring 20’s, champagne cocktails are an easy and fun way to mix up the bar cart. Though staples like the Kir Royale or French 75 are classic renditions, there are hundreds of ways to put a twist on these sparkling concoctions. We asked three New York City cocktail experts share their versions of a Champagne cocktail in the links below (and if you don’t have champagne, a cava or prosecco substitute will work too!). Mix one up and get ready to toast!
“This is a twist on the classic aperitif Champagne cocktail with added brightness of citrus; deep rose & spiced simplicity.” – Katie Stipe, Last Call Consulting
“It’s an apple brandy-based twist on the Seelbach and it looks just like champagne. It is a wonderful sophisticated sipping drink for women.” – Lynnette Marrero, Co-Founder, Speed Rack (a cocktail competition for top female bartenders) and the New York chapter president of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails)
Adapted from "The Savory Cocktail Book," this cocktail by Brett Hughes, from Madam Geneva, is a dry and delicious way to ring in the New Year!