Articles Tagged: champagne cocktail

Deck the Halls with Less-Frizzled Hosts

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by J.K. O’Hanlon, author of “12 Happy Hours (Thirsty Jane Guides)” and “3 Ingredient Cocktails”

This is the time of year when the calendar pages for the next few months are red-lined with parties, making December through January look like they’re on fire. It’s a love-hate stretch of time, especially for hosts coming up with new ideas for drinks and food without pulling zombie-marathons in the kitchen.

I always suggest keeping it simple by … Read more

Titanic – A Night to Remember

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that unsinkable ship – the Titanic.  Prior to it’s sinking, it was certainly a good time with lots of food and plenty of booze consumed.  The menus from the first and second class dining rooms are nothing but impressive.  I can only imagine what drinks accompanied them.  Folks back then knew how to throw them back.  Poking around on the internet, I found that the … Read more

Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes – Literary Monday

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I often look through piles of books at used bookstores hunting for old cocktail and drinking books.  It’s not often that I actually find much, or at least much that is affordable.  But, I was lucky enough to strike gold a few weeks ago when I came across a number of books in the Complete Imbiber series that spanned the 1950’s through the early 1990’s and Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe that was published … Read more

Mother’s Day Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

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No Mother’s Day brunch is complete without a champagne cocktail! This blackberry champagne cocktail is beautiful and brightly colored, with fresh blackberries lending a purple hue. No matter what you serve, this refreshing cocktail will look great next to it.

Ingredients: 
¾ oz blackberry simple syrup*
1-1.5 oz gin (depending on how strong Mom likes her drinks)
Sparkling wine
Fresh blackberries for garnish

Directions:
Put two blackberries in a champagne flute. Pour in blackberry simple … Read more

Kir Royale

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Midnight Cocktail

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Mimosa

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Golden Glamour

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The Oscars are upon us once again which means cocktails! What night out with the stars would be complete with out them?

This week’s drink was created by Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture. The cocktail, Moët’s “Golden Glamour” signature cocktail, will be served on the red carpet and inside of the Governor’s Ball.

It’s simple and delicious, made with a bit of passion fruit juice, a splash of vanilla liqueur for an exotic flavor, topped … Read more

Valentine Cocktails 2010

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

The brands have been busy creating new cocktails you can share with your sweetie.

Tongue Tied

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
1 ½ oz Skyy Infusions Cherry
Splash of grenadine

Shake X-Rated and Skyy Infusions Cherry over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Slowly add a dash of Grenadine so that it sinks to the bottom.
Garnish with a cherry with a knotted stem.

Hopeless RomantiX

1 ½ oz X-Rated Fusion … Read more

Pilgrim’s Pear

What better way to celebrate everything you’re thankful for than with a sparkling cocktail made withseasonal fruit? This light Thanksgiving cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the heavy meal that makes Turkey Day one of my favorite days of the year.

I recommend making it with gin — the juniper is a nice herbal counterbalance to the sweetness of the pear. However, it tastes great with vodka, too. I’m sure there wasn’t any prosecco or

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