Supercharge Your Champagne for the New Year

Champagne with lemon sorbet

Well Happy New Year.  I hope you have amazing plans to say “Hello There” to the new year.  I personally will be spending an intimate evening at home (very different from the dog sledding lessons I used to ring in last year) sipping bubbly champagne and contemplating the exciting adventures I have planned for this coming year.

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Holiday Cocktail: The Candy Cane Martini


Candy Cane Martini Recipe

Caution:  Not for the faint of heart.  Candy canes were hurt in this post.

My default cocktail seems to always be a top shelf margarita on the rocks but with the holidays rapidly approaching, I thought I would mix-it-up a bit and take a seasonal cocktail for a test drive.

I found this recipe for a Candy Cane Martini.  It’s made with creme de cacao, berry flavored vodka, and peppermint schnapps. . .many of the flavors I associate with the winter holidays.  It also has a dash of half & half so if you are trying to watch your waistline you may want to skip over this ingredient.  Or. . .you could consider it part of your daily allowance of dairy (wink!  wink!).

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