Three simple and delicious champagne drinks to toast the New Year to!
I knew I wanted to celebrate the New Year by drinking champagne but wanted a couple simple recipes to mix things up. Since I will be drinking champagne alone while my fiancé enjoys some Jagermeister I adjusted these recipes to serve only one. You could double or triple it to serve more.
Champagne Jello for one!
- 1 Knox package of gelatine
- 1 cup of sparkling white wine or champagne
- 1/3 cup of peach schnapps
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
Pour 1/2 cup of champagne into pot and sprinkle gelatine overtop and let sit until dissolved approx. 2 minutes. Mix rest of champagne and schnapps in bowl and place to the side. Put pot of gelatine on stove at medium heat, whisk and bring to a slow boil. Add sugar and dissolve. Remove from heat and add liquid to bowl with schnapps. Mix thoroughly and place in fridge for 3-4 hours or until firm. Scoop into champagne flute, martini glass or bowl. Eat with spoon.
There are many other recipes which allow for a nicer presentation but since I decided to spend my night at home I wasn't concerned with the presentation.
Champagne and Grenadine
- 3-4 oz. of Champagne
- 1 oz. of grenadine
I know this recipe is quite detailed and a little hard to follow but its simple once you get the hang of it.
Step one: Mix champagne with grenadine.
Step two: Drink and enjoy!
At first I thought the grenadine would make it taste syrupy but it was actually quite nice and went down really well.
- 3 oz. Champagne or white sparkling wine
- 1 oz. Hypnotic
Mix together and enjoy. You could also garnish it with blueberries or other fruit.
Since I used pink champagne it turned into a muddy colour once mixed with the hypnotic liquor. It would have a cleaner appearance if you used normal champagne or pink hypnotic.
Word of the Day: Aperitif
A refreshing drink served before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
Enjoy responsibly and Happy New Year!