So Margaritas have salt around their rim. Which makes me think more drinks should be rimmed with something. Anyone who knows me, knows CHAMPAGNE is my drink of choice. It is fun, festive, and usually a symbol of a celebration. (Although, I do like to try and limit having it only on special occasions!)
Another thing I enjoy is candy. Remember Pop Rocks? Well, I think they should come back. As New Years Eve approaches here is an idea- try rimming the Champagne glass with some Pop Rocks. Just dampen the rim and dip it into a bowl of the Pop Rocks. If you are having a hard time getting it to stick use a little of light corn syrup. You could also add a little bit of strawberry puree or juice to the champagne if using Strawberry Flavored Pop Rocks.
Another idea I saw at the restaurant Continental in Philadelphia was to use grenadine and sugar to give the rim a pinky/red color.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Years. I know I have decided 2008 is going to be a great year!