We all know by now that champagne is the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve. I mean, why not have a fancy drink for such a fancy, extravagant holiday celebration? Right?
I love champagne, I do, but sometimes, I just want something different. Luckily, champagne is so versatile and can be mixed in many different ways while still appreciating the taste.
If you want to mix it up this New Year’s, this is for you.
A classic, but one of my all time favorites. There is just something so comforting about a classic mimosa. I have experimented with other mimosa flavors over time, but the classic orange juice champagne combination will always be my favorite.
Creating a mimosa is so simple and only requires two ingredients. That’s right, two. And if you are not a big fan of champagne, the orange juice really balances it out. So you can still drink classy!
All you need to do is:
fill the champagne fluke halfway with champagne.
fill the champagne fluke halfway with orange juice.
And you are done, simply delicious!
2. Champagne Shirley Temple
If you love a good Shirley Temple, this one is for you! Growing up a Shirley Temple was my go to drink whenever we went out.
The best part about this is all you have to do is switch the soda for champagne making this, once again, a two ingredient drink…cha ching!
All you need to do is….
Fill the champagne fluke about 3/4 of the way with champagne.
Add grenadine syrup (amount depending on how strong you want the cherry flavor to be).
Just like that, you are good to go and just created a more interesting drink!
3. Champagne Jell-o Shots
Now this is where we get the party started.
This recipe is a little more complex than the first two but let me tell you, it is worth it!
In a saucepan, add about 1 and 1/2 cups of champagne, three packages of unflavored gelatin and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Gently warm and stir the mixture until the gelatin and sugar have dissolved.
Add the rest of the bottle of champagne and stir gently.
Pour mixture in an ice tray or whatever you wish for it to set in.
For a pretty touch, you can add colored sugar on top (gold is my personal favorite if you want it to look fancy)!
Not too hard right?! Just make sure you let the Jell-o shots set for at least four hours, but the longer the better!
4. Champagne Sorbet
I love peach. So I am going to use peach as my example here, but you can literally make any kind you prefer.
All you need is a flavored sorbet, and a bottle of champagne.
Place one scoop of, in this case, peach sorbet in a wine glass.
Pour the champagne on top! That’s it! Simple!
You can even add some fresh fruit for extra flavor or garnish!
Bring on the peaches!
These are just a few ideas, you can literally do SO MUCH with champagne! Try a few this New Years and as always, drink responsibly!