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Champagne Campaign: 3 Sparkling Cocktail Recipes for New Year's Eve

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Celebrate the holiday season and ring in the New Year with three sparkling cocktail recipes.

Champagne is the unofficial alcohol choice of the holiday season — who doesn't love celebrating with a toast at the beginning of the evening? Spice up your soiree by making one of these three festive drinks that are sure to be crowd pleasers. Swizzle sticks, wine tote and bar set by Henri Bendel. 

The Mumm Apres Rouge

G.H. Mumm, produced in Northern France, is a classic choice for champagne lovers. Usain Bolt, Josh Duhamel, Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg are all fans of the brand. A sweet treat with a gorgeous color, this drink is as pretty as it is tasty.

Ingredients

3 oz G.H. Mumm Champagne

3/4 simple syrup (1:1 ratio of cane sugar to water)

3/4 oz lime juice

2 cucumber slices

4 mint leaves

1/4 oz ginger juice

1 oz pomegranate juice

Garnish sprig of mint

Method

Muddle everything except the champagne. After muddling, add G.H. Mumm and ice and hold tight and shake/strain over ice in a champagne glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

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Clicquot Rich Rosé-Merry

The newest offering from Veuve Clicquot (the 244-year-old champagne house with a huge celebrity following), Rich Rosé Champagne is inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs to create unique craft cocktails. This option is light and refreshing, and the fresh sprig of rosemary used as garnish even looks like a tiny Christmas tree in your cup.

 

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Ingredients

5-6 large ice cubes

2-3 sprigs of rosemary

Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé Champagne

Method

Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, top with Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé and finish with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

 

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The Moet Diamond

French brand Moet & Chandon teamed up with Olivia Culpo to create a featured cocktail that will be served at this year’s Golden Globes; the brand has been the official champagne of the ceremony for 26 years. This splashy cocktail is definitely worthy of a #cocktailoftheseaon Instagram shot.

Ingredients

3 oz Moët Imperial Brut Champagne

1/2 oz Grand Marnier

2 dashes Cherry Bitters

1 Rock Candy Stick

Method

Pour Grand Marnier into Champagne flute and add dash of Cherry bitters. Gently pour chilled Champagne. Garnish with Rock Candy stick and orange zest.

 

 

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