A cocktail that uses champagne and vanilla is called a Vanilla Champagne Cocktail. This is the perfect way to add some more depth to the classic champagne. Try this out when you ring in the New Year or at your next celebration! Here is a recipe for making one:
1 bottle of champagne or sparkling wine
1/2 cup of simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 sliced vanilla bean (optional)
Fresh fruit for garnish (optional)
Combine the simple syrup and vanilla extract in a small bowl and mix well.
Pour the mixture into a champagne flute or other tall glass.
Slowly add the champagne or sparkling wine to the glass, stirring gently to combine.
Garnish with sliced vanilla bean and fresh fruit, if desired.
Serve chilled and enjoy!
Note: If you don't have simple syrup on hand, you can make it by combining equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool before using it in the cocktail