If you’re looking for a fabulous party cocktail made with champagne and is easy to make for a crowd, this Citrus Celebration Cocktail is the perfect choice!
This time of year, people are looking for amazing drinks that they can sip as 2014 slips away and we enter the new year. One can never go wrong with a nice glass of champagne, but why not make it even better? Champagne is a great mixer. Its dry and bubbly so it pairs beautifully sweet and sour, which this drink is. A little splash of vodka mixed in and the result is a lip smacking wonderfully delicious cocktail that will surely make you feel good. So go ahead, get your celebration on and make some of these wonderful drinks!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 lemons, washed
- 1 bottle (750 milliliters) Champagne, chilled
- 3/4 cup vodka, chilled
- Use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of zest from the lemons.You can make long straight strips or make one long spiral.
- In small pot, make simple syrup by heating sugar and water over low heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add lemon zest, and chill until ready to use.
- Juice lemons, set aside.
- Pour Champagne, vodka, lemon juice, and syrup into a punch bowl; stir. Keep punch bowl on a block of ice to keep the cocktail chilled. Serve glasses of punch with candied peels as garnish.