Get drunk with class this NYE! Forget mimosas or other boring champs cocktails, because this year you're going out with glitz and glamour. Even if you have to force that douche bag "I used to be a bartender," guy to mix you up some bubbly.
Vanilla Charentais, Serves 1
2 oz Brut Champagne (we used Veuve Clicquot)
1 oz vanilla-infused brandy
.75 oz rosemary honey
1 rosemary leaf
.75 oz pear purée
.5 oz verjus
.25 oz lemon juice
Step 1: Pou vanilla-infused brandy into a shaker.
Step 2: Measure and add in the verjus, lemon juice, pear purée, and rosemary honey.
Step 3: Pinch and slide in the rosemary leaves. Then, add ice and shake things up!
The Poinsettia Cocktail:
1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Triple Sec)
3 ounces cranberry juice, chilled
In the glass, combine the orange liqueur and the chilled cranberry juice. Add the orange juice twist, top with the champagne, and serve.
No alcohol: 1/2 ounce orange juice, 3 ounces cranberry juice, orange twist, sparkling water or cider.
Thyme Bomb, Serves 1
2 oz Blanc de Blanc Champagne (we used Laurent-Perrier)
.75 oz Gran Classico
.5 agave juice
.5 oz pomegranate juice
1 thyme leaf
.5 oz lime juice
Step 1: Combine Gran Classico, pomegranate, and lime juice into a shaker.
Step 2: Pinch and slide thyme leaves into the mix. Follow by shaking a few times.
Step 3: Strain mixture into a flute.
The French Nigori, Serves 1
2 oz Rosé Champagne (we used Billecart-Salmon)
1 oz Nigori Sake
.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.25 oz Creme de Violette
Finger lime caviar
Step 1: Measure and combine sake, yellow chartreuse, and Creme de Violett into a tumbler, then shake to your heart's content.
Step 2: Strain mixture into a flute.
Step 3: Top cocktail with rosé Champagne.