Whiskey on New Years Eve


The holiday season is slowly winding down.  Packages have been unwrapped, feasts have been enjoyed and the radio stations are back to their routine playlists.  But no holiday season would be complete without the final bash of the year – New Years Eve.

New Years Eve is the one day during the year that you can wear your body hugging disco ball gown and completely get away with it.  It’s all about picking the perfect party with the perfect people and waiting for the ball to drop.  The countdown to 2013 will be filled with anticipation, excitement and clinking glasses filled with bubbly champagne.  All around the world there will be a dizzying giddiness laced with hopes of midnight kisses that last until the first sliver of dawn.

Whether you are out for the evening or hosting your own New Years Eve fun it’s always good to have the perfect champagne cocktail on hand.  You can be sure that I will be sipping on a delicious French 95.

New Years Even French 95

.75 parts bourbon whiskey (i like Hudson Baby Bourbon)

.75 parts simple syrup

.5 part fresh lemon juice

1 part fresh orange juice


Shake all ingredients (except champagne) with ice and strain into an ice-filled goblet.  Top with champagne and serve.

Cheers to a happy (and safe) new years!


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