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Want to say goodbye to 2020?

Our team at Radio Boston definitely does. But, just saying "Happy New Year" doesn't feel right this year. Instead, we're saying "Good Riddance 2020."

As we'll be toasting midnight from home, we called the craft cocktail supply store The Boston Shaker in Somerville to help us lean into the champagne with two special champagne cocktail recipes.

We hear from Lonnie Newburn, owner of The Boston Shaker, and veteran bartender Anthony Mottla, a cocktail consultant for the store.

Champagne Cocktail

Adapted from Imbibe! by David Wondrich

A champagne cocktail for New Years as mixed by the team at The Boston Shaker. (Courtesy: The Boston Shaker)
A champagne cocktail for New Years as mixed by the team at The Boston Shaker. (Courtesy: The Boston Shaker)

Ingredients:

Directions: Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a Champagne Flute or Coupe Glass and soak it with 4 dashes of bitters. Slowly top with champagne.


Twist on the French 75

Adapted from The New Craft of The Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

A twist on the French 75 as mixed by the team at The Boston Shaker. (Courtesy: The Boston Shaker)
A twist on the French 75 as mixed by the team at The Boston Shaker. (Courtesy: The Boston Shaker)

Ingredients:

Directions: Combine gin, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for about 10 seconds. Strain into a Champagne Flute or Coupe Glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

This segment aired on December 30, 2020.

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