2013 has come to an end, and tomorrow is the grand finale, New Years eve, where most of us celebrate the year that passed and welcomes a new one!
The usual suspect on New Year eve parties is Champange or Sparkling wine, so I though I’d treat you pretty people to three nice Champange cocktail recipes. It’s just nice to make something special on this grand eve, where you propably made a bit of an effort to put your best clothes and shoes (…that probably hurt your feet!) on.
First one out is my personal favorit….The Bellini!
This is what you need to make this great cocktail!
- Two ripe peaches, peeled, halved and stone removed, or the equivalent using tinned peaches in natural juice
- Chilled champagne or sparkling wine
- Chilled champagne glasses
Now, place the peaches in a small blender and purée until totally smooth(…this can be done well in advance and kept in the fridge, if you’re one of those organised people!) Spoon half into the chilled champagne glasses and slowly top up with champagne/sparkling wine, stirring as you pour. You should ideally have one third peach purée to two thirds champagne. Voila!
The runner up cocktail is….
The Rose Prosecco
This is what you need to make this grand cocktail!
- A bottle of Prosecco(sparkling wine from Italy)
- 4-6 tbsp rose syrup (available from specialist suppliers)
Pour the prosecco into the serving glasses and then drizzle the rose syrup gently on top, allowing it to trickle down to the bottom….and there you go! Super simple!
The third (last but not least) cocktail I have for you today is…
This is what you need to make this New Orleans classic! (This makes one cocktail.)
- Ice (crushed)
- 3 cl Cognac
- 2 cl Simple syrup
- 2 cl Fresh lemon juice
- Sparkling wine
Fill a cocktail shaker(if you have one, or just use a jar or similar) with ice. Add the cognac, sugar syrup and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a serving glass and then top with sparkling wine. (If you don’t have Cognac, Gin works too…)
Not too much fuzz is it!? Now you have a few classy drinks to go with them fancy clothes and shoes, brilliant! Have a wonderful New Years folks! See you all on the other side….2014