A Special Drink For New Year’s Morning

happynewyearornamentsAre you looking for a way to celebrate the New Year bright and early on January 1st but you’re a bit tired of the usual champagne and orange juice? If you are seeking a grown-up way to welcome 2016 with your breakfast, you might enjoy a 522 North Pickney Cocktail (a modern take on the mimosa), so you can celebrate in style. Of course, it’s also very important that as much as you have fun, you don’t forget that these yummy beverages are not so kind to your tooth enamel. Drink some water after you toast the New Year (and brush within a half hour) to keep that smile safe. In the meantime, learn how to mix this refreshing drink up with a recipe posted by Bon Appetit’s Joseph Leonard as it appears on Epicurious.com. (Note: The recipe calls for juice, so you can prepare spirit-free drinks for the younger partygoers in your family!)


Makes 8 servings


10 minutes


2 hours (includes chilling time)


    • 2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 2-3 grapefruits)
    • 1/2 cup St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
    • 1/4 cup Campari
    • 1 750-milliliter bottle chilled sparkling wine


    1. Combine grapefruit juice, St-Germain, and Campari in a large pitcher. Cover and chill until cold, about 2 hours.
    2. Divide grapefruit mixture among glasses and top off with sparkling wine.
    3. DO AHEAD: Grapefruit mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.