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Woodford Reserve bottleAre YOU debating between bubbly or Bourbon for New Year’s Eve?

Why not have both in oneĀ cocktail! brings you this recipe below. For more Bourbon recipes, subscribe to our free Bourbon newsletter on this link.

Bourbon and Champagne Cocktail

fromĀ The Woodford Reserve Culinary Cocktail Tour: A Journey With Bourbon, complied by Peggy Stevens and Ronni Lundy.

Champagne New Years Eve

1 oz Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
1/2 oz vanilla syrup (recipe below)*
4 oz Champagne
1/2 vanilla bean

Vanilla Syrup*:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 vanilla beans
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan.
Split the vanilla beans lengthwise into halves and place in a heatproof jar or bottle.
Pour the hot syrup over the vanilla beans and let stand for 8 to 10 hours.
Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.


Mix the bourbon and syrup in a Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.

Garnish with a vanilla bean.


Recipe Courtesy: Woodford Reserve


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