For the first time ever the Empire State Building is using its fancy new computerized lighting system to put on a show! Usually it’s just different colors, then sometime last year they got risqué and started to light each side of the building so you would have 4 sides of different colors. For the election they had 2 red corners and 2 blue corners and when the election was called the entire building went blue (of course if the Republicans had won it would have been red). So this is very exciting, I also like how even though it is still very early in the evening you can hear people already honing horns and making noise!
Lately I feel very remiss in my blogging duties, I long for the days when I could post several things a day, every day…maybe now that I have a new computer that will be possible. My old computer was doing this thing where you would write a sentence or a paragraph then it would highlight it and delete it…so getting even a few words written could be a real challenge! Speaking of real challenges my oven just broke…thank goodness I am not cooking tonight!
Here is to a great new year, filled with good food, good friends and ovens that work!
And to toast the year in here is a Champagne cocktail I got from my friend Jane (I have no idea where she got it from) that I thought was very seasonal and hope you enjoy.
Rosemary Infused Champagne Cocktail
In a small sauce pan add 1/2 cup of cane sugar and 1/2 cup of water over medium high heat. Stirring with a wooden spoon cook until the sugar has melted then add 5 or 6 branches of Fresh Rosemary. Turn off the heat and cover, let sit for an hour.
Strain into a container with a pour spout.
To make the cocktail fill a shaker with ice then add 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup, 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice, 3/4 ounce Aperol and 3/4 ounces St Germain shake vigorously then strain into a Champagne flute top with a Cava, Prosecco or Crémant.
Enjoy and Happy New Year!