New Year's Champagne Bar
Hosting a New Years party involves enough planning without worrying about making cocktails on top of it. Our advice: Keep it simple. A Champagne Bar is the simplest way to create a festive vibe with minimal work. Most everyone will be bringing some sort of bubbly as a party gift, so all you need to supply are the mixes and glasses. Here are some of our favorite combos:
CHAMPAGNE + CREME DE CASSIS + BERRIES
When I was a child growing up in England, this drink called Ribena was so popular that I automatically got nicknamed "Nina Ribena" wherever I went. If you've ever had the good fortune of trying this English juice beverage, then you get Creme De Cassis' appeal.
Made with the same black currants, it's sweet and slightly sour at the same time, and adds depth to you champagne.
CHAMPAGNE + ELDERFLOWER LIQUOR + EDIBLE FLOWERS
Elderflower liquor has a bright floral taste that pairs wonderfully with champagne, and flowers add the glamour and sophistication we all want on New Years Eve.
CHAMPAGNE + GRAPEFRUIT JUICE + GRAPEFRUIT WEDGE
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice adds a little citrus burst to champagne plus cuts some of the liquor, which mean people can still stand up come midnight.