Celebrate the New Year with this beautiful, delicious, and easy to make Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail with a splash of Grand Marnier.
I struggle to come up with clever names for cocktails. I could always name this what it is: Champagne and Grand Marnier With a Twist Cocktail, but that’s not only boring, its too long. I ended up naming it a Lapostolle Cocktail because Grand Marnier was created in 1880 by founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. BAM! There’s your title.
This drink is exactly what you want in a New Year’s Eve drink:
1. It has champagne (kind of mandatory, right?)
2. Its easy to make. No mixing needed, so keep those glasses topped off.
3. Its tasty. Another one of those mandatory things. And, depending on people’s taste, you can add none of the juice from your clementine or mandarin orange, or you can add a lot to sweeten it up. Whatever floats your boat.
4. Its pretty. I mean, people love it when you have perfectly chilled bubbles and a vibrant strip of zest. What’s not to love?
4. Its strong. Take your guests’ keys, have the cab company on speed dial, and get ready to have fun!
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- 4 ounces champagne, chilled
- Clementine peel, for garnish*
- Squeeze of clementine juice, if desired
- Use a peeler to remove a thin strip of clementine peel. Shape into spiral and add to champagne flute.
- Pour Grand Marnier into flute.
- Top with champagne.
- If desired, add a squeeze of the clementine juice to the cocktail to sweeten it up.