Bubbly Cocktails

8 sparkling drinks worth raising a glass for


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!
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Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

3/4 oz. blackberry simple syrup
1-1.5 oz. gin (depending on how strong Mom likes her drinks)
Sparkling wine
Fresh blackberries for garnish

Read on for directions to make blackberry simple syrup and more

Orangecello Champagne Cocktail

3/4 cup Gold Rum
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

Del Posto's Blood Orange Bellini

6 oz. Prosecco
1 1/2 oz. blood orange puree
Combine and serve in a champagne flute

Malibu Sparkler

1 oz. Malibu Rum
1 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice
Dash of grenadine syrup

Read on for more on Malibu Sparkler

Red Cicada

1 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice

Read on for more on Red Cicada

French Revolution

In a mixing glass with ice combine:

1 1/2 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz. Framboise

strain into a chilled champagne flute.

Kir Royale

In a champagne glass pour:

1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
Fill with Champagne

Stir gently.

St-Honoré 75

Courtesy St-Germain
1 part St-Germain
¼ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
Top with Champagne

Pour first two ingredients into chilled fluted glass.

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