Ring in the New Year with a Fresh Twist on the Champagne Toast

There simply is no better way to ring in the New Year than with a toast of Champagne. As the clock ticks down to zero, we get a chance to raise a glass to new memories, upcoming endeavors, and unexpected adventures while we wash down the events of the year past. Start your 2017 off with a fresh twist by trying these Champagne drink recipes:

 

Classic Champagne Cocktail

in a Champagne flute

-sugar cube
-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
-3 oz Champagne
-½ oz cognac
-twist of lemon

Soak sugar cube with Angostura bitters in a Champagne flute. Add Champagne and cognac, squeeze in a twist of lemon and garnish with half a slice of orange.

 

Black Velvet

in a Champagne flute

-3 oz Guinness Stout
-3 oz Champagne

Fill half a flute with Guinness. Float an equal part of Champagne on top.

 

Champagne Royale

in a Champagne flute

-splash of black raspberry liqueur
-6 oz Champagne
-Fresh raspberries to garnish

Pour liqueur into a flute, then slowly fill with Champagne. Garnish with raspberries.

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