For me, nothing is as naughty as Nutella, which I eat with a spoon, straight from the jar. No need to mess around. This Champagne shooter is a small liquorish tribute to my sweet indulgence: chocolate and hazelnut liqueurs tempered with the bright-eyed, winking sparkle of Champagne.
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This renovation of the classic black currant French Champagne cocktail is triple-spiked: Champagne, crème de mure (a blackberry liqueur), and berry vodka are tempered with a purée of fresh blackberries. As you drink, the buoyant blackberry descends lower into your flute; how apropos.
Here's another New Year's Eve Champagne cocktail. Want more? Drink up! When I was little, I used to insist that my mother keep our freezer stocked with Good Humor's Toasted Almond ice cream bars. Let the other kids play with...
his French 75 uses sugar cubes to add a touch of exhibitionism to a New Year's cocktail party. Pass a tray of these lemon and gin and Champagne cocktails around, and as each guest picks one up, drop a sugar cube or two into their flute.
Recall the season of the snowmen as you celebrate around a toasty fire with this wintergreen cocktail. Champagne is mixed with sweet mint syrup and crème de menthe, and crowned with a mint-green wreath of mint sugar. Cool.
This cocktail is an alcoholic homage to my youthful libation: Grenadine is replaced with sweet cherry brandy, Sprite or ginger ale with Champagne, and the crowning glory, the Maraschino cherry, ousted by a blushing fresh, tart, and real substitute. This cocktail proves that sometimes child stars do make something of themselves once they grow up.