After a week filled with family, celebrations, and delicious dish after delicious dish, Aaron and I landed back in LA late last night. Can we all just agree that there is no sleep like that which occurs in your own bed? It felt really good to wake up this morning tucked into my own sheets with my head on my favorite pillow.
Since New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, I thought we should squeeze in one last champagne cocktail recipe before we bid this year adieu! This ombre-colored bubbly cocktail (and the super chic champagne flute) is just as delicious as it is easy on the eyes. Keep reading for the recipe below… and before to drop us a note in the comments. We would love to know what is your favorite champagne cocktail recipe!
We first used this acrylic tray for our fall sangria post and it has continued to come in handy ever since. A little bit of gold star confetti and voila: a total NYE appropriate serving tray. I had these luxe leather coasters sitting out during our team holiday party and so many people commented on how great they were. They’re classic and chic and add another layer of texture to a table.
Blackberry Thyme Sparkler(Makes 4 Cocktails)
New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail
- 1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish
- 1 c. Water
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin
- 4 long sprigs of thyme
- 1 c. ice
- gold baking sugar for the rim
- champagne glasses
In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the simple syrup has turned to a bright pink/redish color.
Remove from heat, drain blackberries, and allow to cool. This step can be done well in advance as the syrup will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.
Photography by Melissa Valladares
Dress by Ingrid and Isabel