Wasn’t it just Christmas? Oh yeah, these two holidays really do collide; don’t they? Just when we need to take a breath from all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday, New Year’s is fast upon us. That’s why I like simple cocktails for this celebration; nothing too elaborate that requires I not imbibe; that’s for sure!
This one is simple, beautiful and tasty. Cranberry juice and Grand Marnier are combined with a sparkling wine (or even sparkling cider for those passing on alcohol) and it fits the bill perfectly. Easy. Gorgeous. Good.
My wish for the coming New Year is that I will be ensconced in my new home. Moving on New Years Eve? Hoping. I don’t care if I have to sleep on the kitchen island; that’s all I want. That and this Cranberry and Grand Marnier Champagne Cocktail. Let me know if you’re coming over and I’ll make one for you. And have you hang a picture or two? :)
For everyone let me just say CHEERS!! If I miss next weeks Friday Cocktails know it’s because I’ve got some unpacking to do…although by next Friday I sure hope to be raising a glass! Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!
Want some more ideas for celebratory cocktails?
Creative Culinary’s French 75
Creative Culinary’s Hot Buttered Rum
Creative Culinary’s Chili Chocolate Martini
How Sweet It is Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria
Cookin Canuck’s Cranberry Kamikaze’s
Noshing with the Nolands’ Cherry Noir Noel Cocktail
The Chic Site – Even More Cocktails!
- 1 well-chilled 750ML bottles champagne, prosecco or sparkling cider
- 1 cup well-chilled cranberry juice, or to taste
- 3 Tbsp Grand Marnier
- Cranberry juice
- Sugar for rimming
- Orange curls
- Dip the edge of each glass into cranberry juice and then dip the glass into sugar. I like to use the larger sugar for cake decorating when doing something for the holidays...it's so sparkly and pretty.
- In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and pour in champagne flutes.
- Garnish each glass with an orange curl