Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sparkling Apple and Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Happy New Year's Eve! How do you like to ring in the new year? Party? Bar hop? Curled up with a good book and asleep before the ball drops? Since I grew up in New York, I've always associated this night with Times Square. But I've actually never gone there for the annual ball drop.
Don't get me wrong, though. I spent many years bar hopping around the city on NYE and I've been more than a little drunk on champagne. But in the interest of waking up refreshed on New Year's Day, I find that tempering the bubbly with a bit of apple and cranberry adds to the flavor and cuts down on the hangover. However you're celebrating tonight - Cheers!
1 oz. Apple juice
2 oz. Cranberry juice
3 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine
Add the apple and cranberry juices to a champagne flute and top with 3 or more ounces of chilled champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with fresh cranberries, if desired.