The time for celebrating and toasting the year is almost near! Whether you’ll be celebrating with friends or with family, you definitely can’t skimp on the sips when it comes to entertaining.
An easy way to add color and sparkle to your party is to add Pop Rocks or Jolly Ranchers to your glass rims. Candied champagne rims are super cute and SUPER easy to do. No, really. Here’s how to rim a glass with Pop Rocks or Jolly Ranchers in a two-step process. From there, you’re on your way to pretty drinks to last you all night long. Er, at least until the bubbly runs out.
- champagne flutes
- small bowl of simple syrup (Boil 1 part water to 1 part sugar and cool.)
- crushed Jolly Ranchers (or pop rocks will do!)
Step 1: Dip the tip of the flute in the simple syrup. Barely dip it. You only need a thin coat on the rim of each.
Step 2: Shake off any excess syrup and let it drip back into the bowl.
Step 3: Dip the syrup-covered rim into the crushed candy, taking care to coat as much as possible.
Step 4: And boom! Set them on a tray to dry.
These definitely sweeten up your sips. Customize the rims with specific flavors to match the drinks you’ll be serving. I chose watermelon flavor because pink is too cute to pass up.
Choose a color scheme of green and red Jolly Ranchers to match your December decor, or choose a combo of pink and gold for New Year’s.
These can be made hours ahead or right before pouring the bubbly. It’s a perfect way to toast the holidays with friends!
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