I love, love, love champagne, and to be honest it seems like a perfectly appropriate drink for this time of year. All the tiny bubbles in it, so festive and fun! I’m also addicted to any cocktail that has ginger in it, ginger ale, ginger beer, ginger simple syrup, you name it. I was so delighted to discover Morris Kitchen Ginger Simple Syrup so that I can add a little dash of ginger to a beverage anytime I like. This recipe is super duper easy, and perfect for a holiday party or New Years Eve when you want something with a little more flare than an ordinary glass of champagne.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Mini bottles, or regular size bottle of champagne. I used a dry champagne to counteract the sweet juice and simple syrup.
- Cranberry juice
- Morris Kitchen Ginger Simple Syrup. Or you can make your own from scratch!
- Cranberries to garnish.
It’s fun to use mini bottles of champagne for this cocktail because you can make as many or as few as you like as the night goes on. This cocktail, as most champagne cocktails is best in small or single batches. You don’t want to make it too far in advance and lose all your bubbles! Pour about 3/4 of a bottle of glass full of champagne. Add a generous splash of cranberry juice, and a generous splash of simple syrup. You can customize your cocktails to how much ginger or cranberry your guests like. Garnish and serve. Easy!
The gold tinsel drink picks were also a simple DIY. Just take a bamboo skewer and some gold eyelash yarn (I used some from Joanne’s Arts and Crafts by Martha Stewart). Place a small dab of glue at the blunt end of the bamboo skewer. Hold your yarn on and once it sticks begin to wrap down the skewer, about an inch to inch and a half. Then cut, and secure again with glue. Such a lovely, and simple way to add a festive touch.
Hope you enjoy this champagne cocktail using my favorite ingredients. What are your plans for Christmas and New Years? Cheers, and happy holidays!