5 Cool New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes to Ring in 2013 (PHOTOS)

by Maressa Brown December 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM in Food & Party
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Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail

If you're preparing for a crowd and want to go a little more creative -- and citrusy -- than straight champagne, try this tasty tart cocktail from Bon Appetit:

Ingredients:

  • 3 blood oranges (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
  • 2 750-ml bottles chilled Champagne


Directions:
Cut 1 orange in half through stem. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash with potato masher or wooden spoon. Stir in gin, sugar, and bitters. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to release liquid. Chill 4 hours.

Pour scant 2 tablespoons gin mixture into each of 12 glasses; fill with Champagne and garnish with orange.

Recipe serves 12.

If you're preparing for a crowd and want to go a little more creative -- and citrusy -- than straight champagne, try this tasty tart cocktail from Bon Appetit:

Ingredients:

  • 3 blood oranges (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
  • 2 750-ml bottles chilled Champagne


Directions:
Cut 1 orange in half through stem. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash with potato masher or wooden spoon. Stir in gin, sugar, and bitters. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to release liquid. Chill 4 hours.

Pour scant 2 tablespoons gin mixture into each of 12 glasses; fill with Champagne and garnish with orange.

Recipe serves 12.

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tuffy...
tuffymama
December 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM
If you like prosecco, you need to try a good range of cavas. Mmmm.
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