And that is that! 2017 is in the rear-view mirror and the party begins. New Year’s Eve is all about fireworks, partying and Champagne! No wonder our selection of 4 cocktails perfect New Year’s Eve cocktails all contain Champagne, we can’t help with the fireworks and partying.
These New Year’s tipples are sure to impress your customers and make your end of year bash a success. With these 4 you can be confident that everyone will have a glass of something tasty for when the Big Ben bongs. What will you be drinking this New Year's Eve? Let us know in the comments below!
The French 75, named after the powerful French 75mm field gun, was first recorded with that name in Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails in 1922. Similar drinks have been around since the 19th century but the French 75 is thought to be a product of the 1920’s. Perfect for a celebration, they certainly knew how to throw a party in the Roaring Twenties.
Shake all ingredients excluding the Champagne in a Boston shaker. Strain into a chilled Champagne flute and top with the Champagne. Give the drink a stir and serve with a lemon twist.
The Kir Royale is a twist on the classic French Kir cocktail. A Kir cocktail is made with crème de cassis and white wine, a Kir Royale uses Champagne instead. The result is an indulgent cocktail great for occasions or as an aperitif. When your outlet is set to be busy this very simple cocktail can be a great time saver.
Pour crème de cassis into a chilled Champagne flute. Top up the glass with Champagne. Garnish with a blackcurrant.
A classic Champagne cocktail is timeless. It’s the oldest cocktail on this list, originating in the first half of the 19th century. The drink had it’s heyday in the 1930’s, even appearing in film classic Casablanca.
Place the sugar cube into the bottom of a Champagne flute and add the two dashes of Angostura bitters. Pour of the cognac and then gently top up with the Champagne. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
To finish with we have a more modern take on the Champagne cocktails. Sweet, sour and dangerously easy to drink, these sparkling margaritas are the perfect New Year's drink.
Add salt to the rim of a well-chilled Champagne flute. Combine all ingredients excluding the Champagne in a Boston shaker. Shake and strain into your glass and top with Champagne. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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