A New Years Eve Cocktail: The Champagne Mule

New Years Eve is (literally) right around the corner, and there is no better way to send off 2016 than with a cocktail, the Champagne Mule.   

We love a good signature drink as much as anyone, and whether you are hosting a New Years Eve party or just toasting with friends, this simple cocktail is sure to delight. The best part about it? It is beyond easy to make- it only has 3 ingredients! Bubbles are essential for ringing in the new year, and we think this spin on the classic Moscow Mule is really fun.  

 

Photography: Emily Belle  

Photography: Emily Belle  

The Champagne Mule 

  1. Pour Champagne, about a half glass. We used a local favorite, Mumm Napa's Brut Prestige. We also tried a variation with their Rosé which was phenomenal as well. You can really use any Champagne or sparkling wine you like the flavor of. 
  2. Add a splash of your favorite ginger beer. If you're a Champagne purist you need barely any- this stuff generally has a strong flavor and can overpower the Champagne pretty easily. However, feel free to add more ginger beer to your taste! We used Fever Tree Ginger Beer. It has just the right amount of spice to sweet.  
  3. Finish with a dash or a squeeze of lime juice, and garnish with a fresh lime slice. The pop of color is eye catching and adds another dimension to the presentation of the drink.  
  4. Sip, and enjoy!  

Note: You can also make this in larger batches if desired, however with so few ingredients it is almost easier to make them one at a time.

Photography: Emily Belle

Photography: Emily Belle

Photography: Emily Belle

Photography: Emily Belle

It seems too good to be true right? Well we are here to tell you it's not! Sometimes less is more in entertaining and this drink is a sure hit. Moscow Mule variations have been everyone's featured cocktails this year and the Champagne Mule is our newest favorite. New Years Eve is hectic enough, so a simple signature Champagne cocktail is welcomed. The Champagne Mule is how we will be toasting into 2017 on New Years Eve!  

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