As a special New Year's Eve treat I wanted to share my latest cocktail creation with you. Its a celebratory spirit to ring in the adolescence of our decade. It wouldn't be New Year's (or breakfast) without Champagne, so you should grab a bottle quick, or maybe a case to be on the safe side. I prefer the fancy French stuff that you have to capitalize when you write about it, you could go with something cheap from somewhere else, just make sure it is a super dry Brute, a sweet wine will ruin this drink. Next, dig out that dusty bottle of Grand Marnier from the back of the liquor cabinet. Mix equal parts Champagne to liqueur and garnish with an orange twist. Simple and elegant.
There really is no criminal spin on this recipe other than the killer headache you'll have in the morning if you knock too many of these sweet puppies back. I can't say my dinner guests were swinging from the ceiling when I served them last night buuuut one friend did mistake the crab butter dip for a finger bowl basting herself in the process. You've been warned.
So cheers from here! And tomorrow morning as you write out plans/manifestos for 2010, just remember, I'm plotting along with you.