The trick to NYE—especially for the over 25-ers among us—is it's a marathon not a sprint: You don't want to find yourself exhausted by 10:30pm. Opt for simple luxuries that give a lot and ask very little: caviar, charcuterie, and cheeses just to name a few. Requiring only a dash, a pop, and a zest, this cocktail is the perfect example of festive luxury with minimal effort.
NYE Champagne "Cocktail"
Makes 1 Drink
1 sugar cube
Bitters (go classic with Angostura, or get creative with experimenting with different citrus bitters)
Champagne or dry sparkling wine
Lemon, for garnish
Soak the sugar cube in your bitters of choice.
Add to your serving glass and top with bubbly.
Garnish with a twist of lemon (try to avoid the pith when zesting, as it adds a bitterness).
Make about 50 more for your friends and pace yourself! Happy New Year!!!!