Its that time of year and celebrations are in order! I got together with my neighbs (neighbor) Torrey and did this champagne collabo (collaboration). Ok ok that is the last abbreviation I will use.
The first cocktail is a twist on the classic mimosa. Orange Granita Cocktail.
This is your “orange juice” for the mimosa. Your friends will be so impressed!
To make the granite combine the orange juice and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish. Freeze, scraping around sides and breaking any lumps with a fork every 30 minutes, until evenly frozen, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cover with plastic wrap. Granita can be made 1 day ahead and kept in freezer until ready to serve. (you will find the recipe below)
Pomergranate Champagne Cocktail
How pretty are these seeds? They can really make anything look good, I totally have a love/hate relationship with them.
Love – Super delicious. Full of antioxidants.
Hate – These are the hardest seeds to take out of their shell. They will taste even sweeter once you de-seed one yourself. Oh, and they stain, so no white in the kitchen.
For this yummy cocktail just add 1 oz of pomegranate juice and top with champagne, then garnish with the seeds.
I have also added a cider champagne cocktail to the list. Garnished with a sliced apple of course. A perfect drink for a cold fall night!
Its never a bad idea to set out a stocked bar for your guest so they can help themselves to refills.
Someone once told me that you don’t need a special occasion to celebrate because everyday is special. I think that is great advice. So, if its a party you are a throwing, a dinner for just you or a random weekday night enjoy these cocktails and make your day special.
…to live by.
Orange Granita Cocktail
4 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
3/4 super fine sugar
Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain (optional)
2 bottles of champagne
1. Follow the instructions from above
2. Spoon 1/2 cup granite into each of 12 glasses, and add 1/2 teaspoon of liqueur. Top with champagne.
Cider Champagne Cocktail
Hard apple cider
Thinly sliced apples for garnish
1. Place apple slice in tall champagne glass
2. Pour hard cider to 1/3 of glass
3. Pour 2/3 champagne
4. Add 1/2 shot of vanilla vodka