Just in time to toast the New Year; a few easy and simple signature cocktails that you could set up as a self-serve cocktail bar.
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail - recipe courtesy of Southern Living.com
1 turbinado sugar cube*
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice**
1/2 cup Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
Place sugar cube in a Champagne flute; add 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup Champagne. Serve immediately.
*1 rock candy stirrer or granulated sugar cube may be substituted.
**2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail may be substituted. Omit sugar cube.
Classic Champagne Cocktail - Recipe courtesy of Esquire.com
1 sugar cube
2 or 3 dashes of bitters (Angostura or Peychaud's)
lemon twist for garnish
Place a sugar cube in a chilled champagne flute, cover it with 2 or 3 dashes of bitters, fill glass with Champagne and garnish with lemon twist.
Kir Royales - recipe courtesy of Real Simple: Celebrations
6-8 tablespoons crème de cassis (black currant liqueur)
1 bottle Champagne, prossecco, or some other sparkling wine, chilled
6-8 raspberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
Pour 1 tablespoon of crème de cassis into each champagne flute. Add enough sparkling wine to fill the glass 3/4 to the top. Drop 1 raspberry into each flute.