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New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes

New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes - The bubbly will be flowing on Friday night in Cary and across the world for New Years Eve. But whether you fancy Moet, a nice Cava or serene Prosecco, Champagne cocktails are all the rage.

Champagne, Cava and Other Bubblies

Champagne is a denomination controlee in France, which means only wine grown and produced in the region can call itself Champagne. Moet & Chandon is a classic.

In the past few years, other sparkling wines have become popular, including Cava from Spain and Prosecco from Italy. I had a wonderful sparkling Vouvray from France on Christmas, available from Sip for less than $20.

All are good in champagne cocktails. Choose a sparkling wine that fits your taste and budget.

New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes

Champagne Grand Mimosa

This is just a Mimosa (champagne and orange juice) with the addition of Grand Marnier (an orange liqueur).

* 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
* 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
* 3 oz champagne

* Glass: flute
* Garnish: strawberry

This really cocktail really is all about the Champagne or whatever sparkling wine you’re using. The Grand Marnier gives it some extra kick and a solid bottom, but the orange juice is just a splash to blend the other flavors.

You can substitute other sweet juices for the orange juice. The same cocktail with cranberry and passion fruit is called a Lanesborough. Pomi (pomegranate juice) is also a good choice. Fresh pressed apple cider would probably be good, too.

Experiment. Just remember to go easy on the juice.

New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes

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