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!

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Recipe

  • 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

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Recipe

  • 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.

Hypnotic Champagne

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Recipe

  • 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.

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Word of the Day: Aperitif

A refreshing drink served before a meal to stimulate the appetite.

Happy mixing!

Enjoy responsibly and Happy New Year!

Posted
AuthorCamille Pacori