Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

In the spirit of New Years I have compiled 3 Champagne drinks that a few of us were having last night. Champagne is versatile !

So one morning after a long night of partying my friends and I came up with this drink. It has no name yet. Also maybe someone has tried it out there. Its a perfect morning after drink. And in the spirit of new years it was one of 3 drinks we made of champagne last night. This one is pictured. First you need good champagne(I personally prefer a Brut but a sweeter one will do), Campari and an orange. In a champagne flute pour a little Campari in the bottom enough to cover the bottom and little more (Not too much) Then pour in the champagne. Take the orange and zest it and cut some of the peel into your drink. If you want squeeze a little juice into it. Voila you are done.

I apologize for lack of pictures for the next two.

French 75 

2 oz gin or brandy or cognac
1 tsp sugar (superfine if possible) or simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
5 oz Brut champagne

In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, sugar and lemon juice and shake well with cracked ice. Fill a Collins glass partway with ice and strain the gin mixture into it. Top off with champagne.

For the base we used Remy Martin Champagne Cognac. Very delicious and I used simple syrup I made 2:1 Ratio Sugar to Water. Easiest was is to boil water add sugar stir till it dissolves and let it cool. Should keep for a few weeks. Make sure to refrigerate and seal container well. Mine fermented.

Flirtini Martini Recipe


2 pieces fresh pineapples
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz pineapple juice
3 oz Champagne

Place all ingredients except for pine apple wedges and champagne in a shaker with ice. Shake it and pour into a martini glass and then top off with champagne and garnish with pineapple. 

This is a tried and true recipe for those that like sweeter drinks but with more kick than champagne

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