It's getting to be almost that time again when we break out the champagne. I actually quite like using it in cocktails although any sparkling wine works the same way. When a drink calls for fizz, why settle for flavorless soda when this adds so much more. So even though it's traditional to drink champagne straight on New Year's Eve, I like creating a special cocktail.
The satsuma is milder than a regular orange (and also much easier to peel). But just that juice mixed with champagne seemed a little tame and more like a brunch mimosa. A little vodka for kick, though, triple sec for flavor and lime juice for balance turned it into a cocktail worthy of the special evening.
The champagne I used was quite sweet so I didn't need to add any extra sugar. But if you're using one that's more dry, feel free to add a 1/2 oz. of simple syrup to even out the lime. Cheers!
Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Ingredients (2 Cocktails)
- 4 oz. Satsuma orange juice (about 4 fruits)
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Triple sec
- 1 oz. Lime juice
- 4 oz. Champagne
Add the orange juice, vodka, tripe sec and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into chilled flutes and top with the champagne.
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