It's a celebration of the most festive libation! Endeavoring to showcase the approachability and highlight the diversity that bubbly has to offer, Blaine Ashley and the CitySip team have assembled a series of champagne-centered events involving cocktails, competitions and cuisine pairings. If you're not in or close to the Big Apple and would like to sip along, here are a couple of champagne cocktails to try at home:
Amaterasu (Japanese Wolf Goddess) by Montelobos Mezcal National Ambassador, Camille Austin
1.25 oz Montelobos Mezcal
.5 oz Lillet blanc
.5 oz yuzu juice
.5 oz simple syrup (1:1)
Shake/ strain over Champagne
Garnish: grapefruit zest
Westside Royale by Reyka Vodka National Ambassador, Trevor Schneider
50 ml Reyka Vodka
25 ml Fresh Lime Juice
20 ml Simple Syrup
3 slices of cucumber
Small handful Mint
Combine all ingredients except champagne and shake, add champagne to the tin and double strain.
Garnish: cucumber float
If you're in New York and want to join in the fun that is NY Champagne Week, here's a rundown of events to check out. Unfortunately, we missed the introductory seminar and opening reception last night. However, there's still time to attend the following:
Flight Night at The Bubble Lounge
Date: Thursday, November 6th 2014
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: The Bubble Lounge
Join the iconic Bubble Lounge in Tribeca for a special New York Champagne Week 'Flight Night' featuring Aperitif Champagne Cocktails with Pavan Liqueur along with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve and Demi-Sec Rose. For just $50 guests will enjoy Champagne Cocktails paired perfectly with an appetizer, a flute of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve with a small plate pairing, followed by a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte's Demi-Sec Rose with dessert.
The Bubble Bash at The Hotel Americano
Date: Friday, November 7th 2014
Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: The Hotel Americano's El Privado Lounge
Glitterati will be greeted in the main room with Aperitif style Champagne Cocktails featuring Lillet and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur before making their way to an unlimited Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve and Brut Rose by the magnum. Passed hors d'oeuvres a plenty will be had. And, in a second room, guests will find a Hudson Whiskey Champagne Punch and Cocktail den with more food and fun times. Tickets are $65/person
Purchase tickets here: 2nd Annual New York Champagne Week Exclusive Event: Bubble Bash Closing Party at Hotel Americano's El Privado Lounge
If your #FOMO allows, follow the #NYCW festivities via Facebook: facebook.com/NYChampagneWeek
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