This sweet and tart champagne cocktail is the perfect way to ring in 2019.
New Year’s Magic Cocktail
- 1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
- 2 1/2 oz. Champagne
- Dried or fresh cranberries
- Muddle dried or fresh cranberries and St. Germain gently at bottom of a champagne flute with a thin spoon.
- Pour in cranberry juice and give a quick stir.
- Top with champagne.
- Toast and enjoy!
Best wishes to all in 2019! May the New Year bring you love, light and success.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
2017 ended with hosting a family holiday get-together in our new home, visiting my parents in their new home and watching the ball drop with our kids at home, ringing in 2018 with the people I love the most. 2017 was full of much transition – we moved into a new home, my oldest two kids left elementary school and moved on to middle school and my parents bought a new home. 2017 held much ugliness on the national stage. It beat down all of us who are dreamers and hopers and optimists. But the year ahead is a blank book waiting to be written, a plot of soil waiting to be planted.
In 2018, may we all sow seeds of all the things we’d like to see bloom in our world: love, compassion, empathy, diversity, knowledge. May we leave behind the ugliness and the division and the hate and the pessimism and bring our renewed hopes into this New Year.
This year, I will stand up for myself, for those I love, and for those who are marginalized. I will confront ignorance and hatred with as much grace as I can muster, and I will not be afraid to say no to things that do not serve my highest good. I will let go of those people and situations that need to be left behind. And I will be open to the magic of this world, and when I need to, I will create my own.
I wish you all a wonderful 2018.