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Scotch Fizz Cocktail


On New Year’s Eve, I love to serve a cocktail inspired by the classic French 75. But instead of using brandy or gin as in the original mix, I use a single malt Scotch. Scotch is not only loaded with flavor, it pairs brilliantly with Champagne. Add a dash of Cointreau for a touch of sweetness and to round off the flavors, and you have a cocktail that’s worthy of an end-of-the-year bash.

Here’s wishing you a very bubbly New Year!


  • 2 ounces single malt Scotch
  • 3/4 ounces Cointreau
  • 12 ounces Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 4 large lemon peels, for garnish



Shake Scotch and Cointreau with ice cubes until the shaker is frosted. Divide into 4 chilled Champagne flutes. Top with the Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with the lemon peel and serve.