Let champagne shine at your party with this Raspberry Champagne Cocktail. This aromatic cocktail is made with homemade raspberry vanilla syrup, champagne and an option to make it creamy.
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Do you have some big plans for New Year’s Eve?
My big plan is to make myself some pizza bites, spinach dip, pop a bottle of champagne, and watch the ball drop from my comfy couch. Sadly, my husband has to work that evening and my mom and my sister are going to NY (lucky dogs). So, it’s little man and I left to hang out at home and celebrate the new year. We have boxes of sparklers all ready and waiting until it gets dark. My little buddy is super excited to light the sparklers on New Year’s Eve.
I, on the other hand, am super excited for a couple of these Raspberry Italian Soda Champagne Cocktails. I made a jar of delicious raspberry vanilla syrup to use for some homemade Italian sodas and it works BEAUTIFULLY in a champagne cocktail.
My absolute favorite part of this cocktail is the amazing aroma from the addition of vanilla to the syrup. Every time I take a sip, the scent of vanilla enhanced raspberry hits me in the nose and makes the whole flavor of this cocktail extra special.
Another fun thing to do with this cocktail is to make it into an Italian Cream Soda Champagne Cocktail.
At first, I wasn’t sure if champagne would taste good creamy but oh..my…gosh…it was amazing! I actually can’t decide if I like this cocktail better creamy or not. You will have to make that decision for yourself. Just remember to add just a touch of whipped cream and stir slowly and carefully so the bubbles are not completely disturbed.
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Raspberry Italian Soda Champagne Cocktail
- Raspberry syrup:
- 10 oz of raspberries
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/4 cups of white granulated sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- Champagne cocktail:
- Whipped cream - optional
In a medium sauce pot, over medium heat, combine raspberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix well.
After a couple of minutes on heat, start mashing the berries with a wooden spoon. Mash all the berries well.
Add water and mix well. Bring the berry mixture to boil on medium-high heat and once it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium. (Don't walk away because the mixture will raise once it starts to boil. Stir it slowly once it starts to raise.)
Add vanilla extract and simmer the berry mixture for 10-15 minutes, stirring often.
Strain the mixture through a fine strainer to remove the seeds and solids.
Cool it and store in a glass jar with a tight lid. Keep refrigerated.
Make sure to cool raspberry sauce before making cocktails.
Pour 3 tablespoons of cold raspberry syrup into a champagne glass and fill it with champagne.
If you want to make a creamy cocktail, add some whipped cream on top of the cocktail and slowly stir.
**The recipe for the syrup makes about 2 1/2 cups, which is about 40 tablespoons, so it should make about 14 cocktails.
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