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It’s almost time to pop the bubbly! Here, mixologists from two of our local favorites, The Continental and Lurcat Catering, share how to make their signature champagne cocktails, step by step, so no matter where you’re celebrating, you can enjoy a little #popfizzclink.

PS, It’s a Champagne Cocktail
The Continental

You’ll need…
½ ounce Bloom gin
½ ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
4 ounces Domaine Chandon Rosé
1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry for garnish
1 tarragon sprig for garnish

The mixologist says…
This champagne cocktail also is a riff on the classic French 75, made with gin instead of cognac. We start by using a mixing glass to chill Bloom gin and Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, pour it into a flute, and top with sparkling rosé wine, then garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino cherry and a sprig of tarragon.

champagne, cocktails, new years eve, new years, naples, florida
PS, It’s a Champagne Cocktail, The Continental


Cranberry Kir Royale
Lurcat Catering
Makes 4 cocktails

You’ll need…
2 cups frozen cranberries + ½ cup for garnish
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 bottle of champagne

The mixologist says…
Add cranberries, orange juice, zest and sugar to a large pan over medium heat until berries break down slightly and liquid is syrupy.  Pour into a blender and process—but be careful because hot liquid expands when you blend it. Strain and discard any solids and set aside to cool.

Pour 2 tablespoons of cranberry orange syrup into the bottom of 4 chilled champagne flutes.  Add a few cranberries, and top each glass off with champagne.

champagne, cocktails, new years eve, new years, naples, florida
Cranberry Kir Royale, Lurcat Catering

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