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8 Great New Year’s Eve Cocktails


8. The Classic Champagne Cocktail

You can’t go wrong with this old standby — it’s simple, delicious and easy to make!

Makes 6 glasses.

6 Sugar Cubes
Angostura Bitters
1 Bottle Champagne or Sparkling Wine
6 ounces brandy
Lemon or orange slices, for garnish
Maraschino Cherries (optional)

1. Place one sugar cube in each of the six champagne glasses. Add 2-3 dashes of bitters in each glass, saturating the sugar cube. Pour one ounce of brandy in each glass. Top with champagne and let sugar cube dissolve. Toss in some maraschino cherries if desired, and garnish with orange or lemon slices.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:34PM PDT on May 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing resipes

6:19AM PDT on May 4, 2013

Thanks for the recipes :)

6:49PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

I don't drink. I don't like the way it makes me feel. I don't like the taste.

6:47AM PST on Jan 1, 2013


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9:26AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Thanks! These will be perfect for my party tonight.

8:49AM PST on Dec 31, 2012


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8:04AM PST on Dec 31, 2012

Kawy nie lubię, alkoholu nie piję.

7:41AM PST on Dec 31, 2012


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