The last days of the year are zipping by at what feels like a lightening pace! I hope you are having time to reflect on this year and all that it meant to you and yours! I’m sure it has brought it’s share of heartaches and frustrations, along with the joys and victories (hopefully the scales were tipped more on the favorable side for you). Reflection just seems to be a natural part of endings and new beginnings. I know that, for me, it is wrapped up in spending quality time with my little family and enjoying small things. I guess I always crave connection at this time of year.
Before we all dive head-first into New Year’s resolutions and such, we have got to make time to finish 2017 off with a blast! Whether you plan on a quiet celebration or you have invited the world over for one final “hoorah,” most of us will make room for a raised glass of Champagne. Traditional is good, but here is one of my favorite ways to zest up a classic!
Remember that oh so simple recipe for Cedar Pine Simple Syrup that I shared with you earlier this week? Yes, it is great in a latte, but it is fabulous in a Champagne Cocktail! So, get out on a little wintertime walk and carry a pair of clippers with you. 🙂 The simple syrup whips up so quickly and then you can delight your guests on NYE with something special.
All it takes is a tablespoon of the cedar syrup, a drop of bitters and some chilled Champagne. Et voila! A wintery treat! A pine scented Champagne cocktail that will dazzle and finish the year off with a little magic!
If you want a little more dazzle, finish the Evergreen Champagne Cocktails off with some floating cranberries or a sprig of cedar.
Cheers to the New Year, lovelies! I will toot my horn for you at midnight!
The perfect wintery treat to ring in the New Year!
- 1-2 tbls Cedar, pine, or Douglas Fir Simple Syrup
- 1 drop bitters
- cold Champagne to top off
In a Champagne flute, add 1-2 tablespoons of cold cedar pine simple syrup, depending on how sweet you want your cocktail.
Add one drop of bitters and then top off with chilled Champagne. Cheers!