Still looking for the perfect New Year's cocktail? Hopefully this will do. It is special because not only is it festive and bubbly but it also will help keep you hydrated as you party the night away. How does it do this? It has what I consider a magic fix whenever I feel under the weather or headache-y or tired - coconut water! Seriously, if I feel crappy I drink coconut water and I swear I feel better right away. It is probably just in my head, but is rich in potassium I believe so is super hydrating. In addition to a touch of coconut water, this cocktail has muddled grapes, vodka and it is topped off with champagne. The recipe after the jump, Happy New Year to you, may 2012 bring sweet things to us all!
Refreshing Coconut Champagne Cocktail
Adapted from the "Red Grape and Coconut Refresher" recipe from Food and Wine found here.
1 oz vodka
2 oz unsweetened coconut water
handful of grapes, cut in half and muddled with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar sugar
champagne to fill glass
Directions: Combine the vodka and coconut water in cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine, pour into a tall glass or champagne glass, add grapes and top with champagne.