Friday, January 14, 2011

New Year's Champagne Cocktail - Jan 1, 2011

West Indian Orange Champagne Cocktail

No, it has not taken me the better part of two weeks to recover from drinking too many of these on New Year's Eve. I can only explain my absence from this blog for all of 2011 as laziness, combined with some computer malfunctions. Nick (my number one IT guy) seems to have things back up and running, so I thought it was high time I posted our New Year's cocktail. We used these delicious West Indian Orange bitters that Natalie and Jamie sent us for Christmas (finally available in Minneapolis at Surdyk's!) and made these fun bubbly cocktails. They are simple as pie, too. Just toss a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute, throw a dash or two of orange bitters on it, fill the remainder of the glass with something sparkly, and garnish with orange zest.

We've also been using our orange bitters to make lovely Old Fashioneds and fun gin and vodka tonics using some of our stash of infused spirits (Orange-Ginger Vodka from my mom and Earl Grey Gin that I whipped up). So yummy! I hope 2011 is off to a good start for you all. My goal is to be back to my regular blogging schedule starting next week.

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j.j. said...

Good to see you back up and running here!! I was beginning to think that you weren't eating!!!!! Happy New Year to you. :)

Jess said...

Well, this post certainly doesn't confirm that we've been eating, but we have! Stay tuned.


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