It seems everyone has a reason to celebrate these days: weddings, births, graduations, communions, housewarmings - the list goes on! Whatever your cause, it seems only right to have some bottles of bubbly close at hand. Nothing says party quite like the popping cork of Champagne, does it?
But what to do with all that bubbly when the party's over... Certainly don't let it go to waste. For those who enjoy the fizzy fun of sparkling wine and want to learn more ways to enjoy it, here's a handy little roundup of cocktail recipes for you. Many of the mixers called for complement any well-stocked bar, so don't be afraid to try new ingredients and experiment!
These are all brought to you by our friends at Drink of the Week who, incidentally, just had a little celebration of their own launching their new book, DIY Cocktails - be sure to check it out!
1-1.5 oz. gin (depending on how strong Mom likes her drinks)
Fresh blackberries for garnish
Read on for directions to make blackberry simple syrup and more
1/2 cup Caravella Orangecello
1 bottle Champagne
2/3 cup Fresh Lime Juice
1/3 cup Superfine Sugar
1/4 cup Mango Juice
Mango for garnish
Read on for more Orangecello Champagne Cocktail
1 1/2 oz. blood orange puree
Combine and serve in a champagne flute
1 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice
Dash of grenadine syrup
Read on for more on Malibu Sparkler
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Read on for more on Red Cicada
1 1/2 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz. Framboise
strain into a chilled champagne flute.
1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
Fill with Champagne
1 part St-Germain
¼ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
Top with Champagne
Pour first two ingredients into chilled fluted glass.