The Optimist and The Pessimist get together on New Year's Eve. The Pessimist says, "Man, last year was so bad that 2017 can't be much worse." And The Optimist says, "Oh yes it can!"
Yes, 2016 sucked dead moose balls, but we have a brand new President now, so how bad can next year be? (See BLOG entry for December 29, 2016: Embrace the Darkness: A Drink (& Video) to Get Us Through the Coming Apocalypse) Bid 2016 adieu with this festive champagne cocktail to celebrate getting rid of anything bad!
GET LOST & GOOD RIDDANCE
1 Sugar Cube
2 or 3 dashes of Hella Bitters Orange bitters
splash of Cointreau
Moët et Chandon Champagne
Place the Sugar Cube in the bottom of an elegant flute glass, then saturate with the dashes of bitters. Fill the glass with Champagne and a splash of Cointreau. Garnish with a long lemon peel.
This drink originally appeared in my memoir: TALES OF INSOMNIA DESPAIR & THE PERFECT COCKTAIL... Happy 2017!