New Year's Eve may be the most anticipated party of the year. But with so many competing soirées, wing-dings, bashes and galas, it can be hard to ensure your party stands out. The best way to shine in the crowded party pack? Step away from plain sparkling wine and step up to the easy challenge of a Champagne or sparkling wine cocktail.
The following five recipes will have your celebration remembered all through the next year.
The Kir Royale is a classic Champagne cocktail tracing its origins back to Felix Kir, a mayor of Dijon, France around 1945. Traditionally, the drink is made with the French raspberry liqueur Framboise (or something closely related). But it doesn’t get any less regal if you make it with Sidetrack Distillery raspberry liqueur when you’re in WA State. This recipe from Champagne Cocktails is modified in such a way: Pour 1 ounce of Sidetrack Raspberry liqueur into a flute glass. Fill the glass with chilled Champagne. Twist a lemon twist over the drink and drop it in.
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