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New Year’s Eve Drink on a Budget

December 31, 2011

With today’s economic uncertainty we’re all looking for a memorable  new Year’s Eve Party that does not break our wallet but without sacrificing taste, tradition or style.

Sparkling wine does not need to be expensive specially if you’re mixing it with fruit juices of favorite puree, so let’s start by getting a cheap bottle of bubbly. Trader Joe’s offers the cheapest bubbly in town “Sparkly Lambrusco” for only $4.99 a value  worth celebrating.


Here’s what you’ll need for this fabulous drink:


  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
  •  2/3 cup brown sugar
  •  8 Whole star anise
  •  1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine

Preparation :  In a small saucepan, bring ginger, sugar and water to a boil, then reduce and  simmer until liquid thickens to syrup consistency, about 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let it cool and pure it  in a food processor or blender to a paste. Drop 1 star anise into each glass. 1  tablespoon of the ginger puree and about 3 ounces of champagne.  That’s it, now you’re ready to start the countdown to the new year.  Cheers!

Ginger-Anise Champagne Cocktail will sure impress your guest for years to come  and make your new year’s eve party the most talk about event of last year.


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