Thirteen Ways to Celebrate ’13

The angels did sing

With 2013 upon us, we thought we’d break out a new champagne cocktail. But we want to keep the celebration going so we’ve included ways to enjoy bubbly year round.

We’ll kick this off with a drink to toast the New Year.

French ’75

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp simple syrup or powdered sugar
  • champagne or other sparkling wine
  • ice
  • cherry/orange slice

Put a handful of ice in a tall glass. Pour in gin, simple syrup and juice and give it a swirl. Top with champagne. Garnish with a cherry and/or orange slice.

January — Straight up Baby

We dream of peaches all winter long

February — Chocolate Champagne Cocktails

I think there may be another photo hiding around here

March — Buck’s Fizz

I’m too classy to be called Buck

April, May, June, July — Mixed Fruits

Yeah baby

August — Bastardized Bellinis

A lot of bubbles

September — Watermelon Mimosas

The bubbles help mix the fruit juice as well

October — Pomosas

Hmm, October sure is green in these parts

November — Fall Mimosas

Katherine thought I was outside raking leaves

December — Prosecco Pear Cocktails

All four are mine

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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18 Responses to Thirteen Ways to Celebrate ’13

  1. Lauren says:

    Nice. I do love a good champagne cocktail, and there are several here I’ve never tried!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    As I’m not much of a drinker, I don’t make too many of the concoctions you come up with but I always love the presentations and especially those tall trumpet-like glasses.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    That Pomosa is such a dramatic looking cocktail and that glass is perfect for it, just like we’ve come to expect here at the Rufus’ Guide. :)

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Champagne cocktail sounds so classy. I love the flutes you’ve pictured.

  5. Anna says:

    I am going to bookmark this and use it all year! Thanks for these great campaign cocktail ideas :)

  6. egg me on says:

    I think the French ’75 could be my new favorite drink. Or at least my favorite way to drink, err, I mean ring in the new year.

  7. Mad Dog says:

    Those are very good ways :-)

  8. Loving it all, but the prosecco pear may be my drink of choice this NYE!

  9. I absolutely adore cocktails made with champagne, and the French 75 is an all time fave. Happy New Year to you two!

  10. I’ll take any way that includes alcohol!

  11. Holy Spirits that Make One Merry – YUM!!!

  12. What a creative post! I love this idea. I wish I had a party to throw just so I could make these gorgeous drinks.

  13. petit4chocolatier says:

    Excellent post! Love them all; especially French 75!

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

  14. Kristy says:

    I’ve been on such a Champagne kick lately from straight up to mixed drinks. This is perfect! I still make your pomosa! :) And I just love our stemware.

  15. cecilia says:

    Love them all. Bubbly is a celebration in itself i think! c

  16. Pingback: Have a Happy New Year | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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