Champagne is as an old of a New Year's Eve tradition as funny hats and "Auld Lang Syne". But that doesn't mean you have to serve it straight up, in that same, old, way. New year, new traditions, right?
Ring in 2011 with this blueberry peach champagne cocktail that sounds much, much, more complicated than it actually is. There are no blueberries, and no peaches to muddle. Simply Talbott's gourmet tea that you brew and chill before the party gets started. If it's Oprah's favorite thing, it should be good enough for the rest of us, I always say.
Here's how to add some originality to the champagne on your shelf.
Blueberry Peach Champagne Cocktail
- 3 tablespoons Talbott's Blueberry Peach Passion tea
- 1 and 1/2 cups boiled water
- Sparkling wine (we liked Spumante for this application)
Bring water to a boil and steep 3 tablespoons of Blueberry Peach Passion tea for 10 minutes. You'll note that this is a lot of tea for such a small amount of water, but since we are diluting the tea with wine, we need to really concentrate the tea. Strain the tea leaves and place the tea in the refrigerator to chill.
To assemble: in a champagne flute, add 1/4 cup of the chilled Blueberry Peach Passion tea. Fill the flute with sparkling wine.
Happy New Year!
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