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Fun Twists to Traditional Champagne for the New Years

Posted by editor on 12/26/15

Not much of a champagne person and looking to ring in 2016 with something that has a little more flavor to it? There are many cocktails out there to choose from that have been made perfectly for holiday season enjoyment! New Years is one of the biggest drinking celebrations of the year, so we have listed just few of all that the internet has to offer that you can make (or ask the bartender to make) to enjoy for the New Year!

Champagne cocktails are the perfect mix of traditional New Years champagne, but add some flavor to make it more fun. Sparkling Wine drinks are a great alternative that can be a little sweeter and more flavorful compared to plain champagne, giving traditional champagne that special twist!  Food & Wine provides a recipe for a drink called French 75. The ingredients are sparkling wine, VSOp Cognac, lemon juice and simple syrup creating a light and sweet citrus flavor.

Rachel Ray’s website also lists tons of champagne and sparkling wine cocktails if you are looking for more ideas! One featured champagne go to drink is one of their traditional champagne cocktails. Ingredients include lemon juice, cherry juice, and sugar cubes mixed with champagne.

Looking for a place to go around here for New Year’s? While you may already know many of the local Port Chester late-night hangouts, White Plains is the best place to go to in our area for NYE. With all of Mamaroneck Ave closed down for festivities, every bar on the main avenue has specials going on and there’s even a ball drop at midnight!