December 2007 - Champagne Cocktails Back to Drink of the Month
It is a family tradition in my parents home (and now in my own) to serve champagne and orange juice during the present opening on Christmas morning. By the time breakfast is finally served, there is usually no champagne left!
Our first Christmas with our dog was interesting - as we posed for the family photograph (on the auto-timer), the dog was helping himself to champagne and orange juice from my glass!! (he is in the picture too!)
Our traditional recipe is simple - half champagne (or sparkling wine) and half orange juice.
Here are some alternatives:
Champagne and Pineapple Juice
3 tablespoons chilled unsweetened pineapple juice
Champagne Americana (serves 8)
1/2 cup bourbon
Mix bourbon, sugar and bitters in glass measuring cup. Let
stand until sugar begins to dissolve, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Fill eight 8-ounce wineglasses with ice cubes. Add 1 lemon peel strip to each
glass. Divide bourbon mixture among wineglasses. Fill glasses with Champagne and
Campari champagne cocktail
Southern Comfort champagne cocktail
1 ounce Southern Comfort
3/4 shot Rosso Vermouth
Shake all but Champagne with ice, then strain into a Champagne flute. Top off with Champagne, toast and enjoy!
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!