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I'm thinking about serving champagne cocktails for New Year's Eve...any favorite recipes (besides mimosas of course).

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  1. For Christmas Eve I served procecco with a splash of syrup that I made by boiling POM with sugared ginger and a lemon twist. Very good. And festive.

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      farmersdaughter

      That sounds great! Kind of a wintertime bellini. What proportions of POM and candied ginger did you use in your syrup?

      1. re: farmersdaughter

        Oh, I'm going to have to try the candied ginger.

        Concentrated pomegranate juice is one of my holiday favorites-- both for adding to champagne and for making other cocktail.

      2. re: missem

        I did one very similar recently, used fresh ginger, and instead of lemon, floated pomegranite seeds in the pitcher. Babbo is doing pomegranite prosecco cocktails right now. Their's was a much higher ratio of Prosecco to juice than mine, and was better!

      3. For Christmas Eve I served procecco with a splash of syrup that I made by boiling POM with sugared ginger and a lemon twist. Very good. And festive.

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          TrishUntrapped

          That's an excellent idea. For Thanksgiving and Christmas I just added a splash of natural pomegranate juice to some zardetto prosecco. For New Year's I'd like to try your syrup. Can you give more exact recipe, please?

          1. re: TrishUntrapped

            The recipe is not that exact. I boiled a couple of (the smaller sized) bottles of POM with a large handful of crystallized ginger (maybe 20 pieces) until the liquid was reduced by 1/2. I chilled the syrup overnight with the ginger in it and strained it out before serving. It was nicely gingery and not overpowering.

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              TrishUntrapped

              Thank you, I appreciate it. Cheers!

        2. This is a cross between a martini of sorts and a champagne cocktail - had it at Kittichai in NYC - it's a combination of vodka, elderflower presse and a champagne - very tasty. Was also able to find elderflower syrup at a Swedish restaurant, which adds a nice element to it.

          Of course, there is also the Kir Royale - cassis with champagne.

          Have fun!

          1. Just saw a bunch on Epicurious.com's NYE Guide.

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/drinking/fi...

            1. 3 teaspoons cranberry cocktail concentrate, one teaspoon Grand Marnier, fill glass with dry champagne.

              Garnish with strip of orange peel.

              Delicious and beautiful.