I’m not one to go out on New Years Eve. This does not mean I don’t drink champagne; that is a MUST. I’ve just never been one to go out and party on New Year’s Eve; for some reason I enjoy staying at home and making a special meal and celebrating with the ones I love.
I know that sounds incredibly boring. I love champagne. I know a lot of people do not really care for the taste of it, so I have made it my mission to come up with a few ideas for you. Yes, there was some serious tasting and research involved. Someone has got to do it. You see the lengths I go to for you?! . The first champagne cocktail is a turquoise sip. I just made that up. Perhaps it is a rif on a blue angel-so I’ll just call it the New Years Eve Champagne Cocktail, or maybe I’ll call it the turquoise sip. That sounds kinda cool; or maybe it’s because it’s a Sunday morning and I just have had waaayyy too much champagne taking photos and making cocktails…yep, that’s it for sure.
The second cocktail is really a process and less of a recipe and that is filling a champagne flute with different flavors of sorbet or sherbet and then filling with champagne. You could totally use 7-up or a lemon line soda in place of in both these drinks so your young-ins can partake. For the Turquoise sip; just remove the blue curacao and use blue Hawaiian punch instead. I totally dorked out and forgot to rim the glass with sugar for the turquoise sip, but definitely do that with silver, blue or regular sugar if you have some.
New Years Eve Champagne Cocktails
yield: one drink
1 oz. pineapple juice (cold)
1/2 oz. blue curacao (1 Tbsp.)
sparkling wine or champagne
sparkling sugar for rim (optional)
In a champagne glass pour the juice and blue curacao, add the champagne and serve cold.
For kids Non Alcohol version:
1 oz. pineapple juice
1-2 oz. blue Hawaiian punch
7-up or Sprite
1 small scoop lime sherbet
1 small scoop raspberry sorbet
1 small scoop mango sorbet
Champagne, Asti Spumante, or sparkling wine (7-up or Sprite for non Alcohol version)