If you're in the some-things-are-best-left-alone camp, we get it. You don't exactly have to be a wacky, die-hard fundamentalist to feel that Champagne cocktails are unnecessary; given a lovely flute filled with even the most straightforward sparkling wine, it's easy to make the argument. But here's one of the glorious things about a bottle of Champagne: You don't have to choose. Start out sipping it straight, and then break out those mixers and gild that lily.

Once you've mastered the Bellini, the French 75, and the Death in the Afternoon, spare some bubbles for the sparkling mojito and these other Champagne concoctions.