We're almost to the finish line of holiday madness — New Year's Eve is less than a week away! Whether you're hosting a party or staying in with that special someone, it's nice to celebrate with a drink. The dilemma: cocktails are higher in calories than champagne, but champagne doesn't always have the same creative kick as a mixed drink.
If you're looking for something different to sip this holiday but are worried about calories, try this Lillet Blanc Champagne cocktail. Lillet Blanc is a French aperitif wine that has flavors of citrus and honey, and when combined, it really steps up the flavor of champagne. I love this cocktail because I still get all the celebratory bubbles of Champagne but feel like I am drinking a fancy cocktail. And since it's a wine-based drink, it's also a lot lower in alcohol and calories when compared to a spirit-based cocktail.
To find out how to make this drink at home,
- 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
- 3 ice cubes
- 2 ounces chilled Champagne or sparkling wine
- twist of orange peel for garnish
- In a chilled Champagne glass combine Lillet with ice, add the chilled Champagne, and garnish the drink with a twist of orange peel.
Makes 1 drink.
- Drinks, Cocktails