Mustique Champagne Cocktail

The Mustique Cocktail, which shares it’s name with the tiny private island in the Caribbean, offers a true taste of paradise in a glass. With the additions of grenadine ( another ingredient with a Caribbean namesake) and fruit, this is like liquid sunshine.

Doesn’t it make you want to strip down and lay by the pool with your favorite book? Alas, for many of us this isn’t an immediate option – but never fear: this cocktail is.

This is a light and refreshing drink with a more acceptable alcohol level than some cocktails. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a summer afternoon picnic, or any other time you need an injection of sunshine in your life.
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Pomegranate and Clementine Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate and Clementine Champagne cocktails are visually beautiful. The soft, red hue is complemented perfectly by the pomegranate seeds, which float lusciously in the bubbles of the champagne like little jewels. The Clementine pieces sit nestled at the base of the glass, adding an extra layer of color to this pretty concoction.

The St. Germain adds the delicious taste of elderflower, which makes it a lovely choice for a summer gathering. However, the elegant look of this cocktail makes it a favourite for any festive celebrations.

This really is a stunning cocktail, perfect for those occasions where you really want to impress your guests.
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Limoncello Champagne Cocktail

The Raspberry, Limoncello and Prosecco Cooler is a cocktail made with a combination of Italian ingredients. The Prosecco and Limoncello create a true delight for all the senses.

The addition of rasberries and fresh mint garnish make for a truly pretty drink with a beautiful array of colors – deep pink, green and yellow. The colors scream out “summer!“, making this perfect for a gathering on a warm evening.

It’s a light beverage, both in flavor and in calories. If you feel like pushing the boat out, use champagne instead of Prosecco for an even more decadent feel.
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Sparkling Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

This pretty looking cocktail, the Sparkling Pomegranate Champagne, is as delicious as it looks. Its attractiveness comes from the abundance of pomegranate seeds, which look lovely floating in among all the bubbles.

It is the perfect celebratory drink for all your special occasions. Its pretty, watery, pink color works for the ladies, although it’s not so feminine that your male guests will feel awkward drinking it.

I suppose if you’re looking for a good excuse to drink it outside of the regular festive occasions, you could always tell yourself that the pomegranate seeds count towards your recommended daily fruit intake!
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Chopin Cuban Cocktail

The vodka you typically drink is most likely made from fermented grains such as wheat or rye. However, there are some vodkas that are made from something a little different – potatoes. Chopin potato vodka is one such an example, a premium 4-times distilled liquor made in small batches in Poland. Its said to have a creamy taste, with a hint of apple, and it pairs very well with champagne.

The mint and the lime juice bring out the apple notes in the vodka, making for a very fresh, ripe drink. This is certainly a sophisticated cocktail, and it’s perfect for any high-class evening with friends, family or colleagues.
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Pear Champagne Cocktail

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party and you’re looking for a cocktail which is delicious, but wont leave your guests with a raging hangover, then this is the recipe for you. Created by Michael Lomonaco, executive chef at New York City’s Center Bar, this cocktail is perfect if you’ve made health related New Year’s Resolutions.

At it’s base is champagne (or sparkling wine), instead of hard liquor, making this drink lighter than lots of mixed drinks. Pear syrup is simple to make and adds a fruity sweetness to this delicious cocktail.

Aside from being delicious, the effort involved makes you appear to be a thoughtful host who serves up more to his/her guests than just plain old champagne!
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Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail

This pleasant mix of pineapple and coconut has a great tropical, summer vibe; the tangy pineapple is just like the splash of the waves on the beach, while the coconut is smooth like the sand.

Unlike the multitude of coconut cocktails which use full-fat coconut milk, this one uses a coconut juice blend. This substitution gives the Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail a lighter feel, enabling it to work as a standalone drink or as an accompaniment to a meal.

If you really want to bring out the freshness of this drink, consider squeezing your own pineapple juice.
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Frozen Peach Champagne Cocktail

Slushies are a favorite of almost all kids, but the icy treats don’t have to stop when childhood ends. This frozen peach champagne has all the tantalizing sweetness you’ll remember from your younger days, with a wonderfully alcoholic twist.

This drink makes a great daytime drink, an ideal accompaniment for a light meal at an Easter, Christmas or New Year’s brunch. It’s just boozy enough to be worthwhile, but not so strong that you’ll shudder at the taste.

If you’re not a fan of peach, consider other sorbets for this drink – mango and strawberry work great, as do blended mixed berries.
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Grapefruit Flirtini

The Grapefruit Flirtini champagne cocktail is a tart twist on the original Flirtini of Sex & the City fame. With its pink hue and palate-tickling taste, this drink will be right at home at any girly gathering.

Where the original drink uses pineapple, this Flirtini uses a different citrus fruit – grapefruit. Grapefruit is an acquired taste for many, but regardless of whether you’d usually eat this fruit on it’s own, you’ll love it in this champagne-topped cocktail.

Tangy to start, with an underlying sweetness to follow, you’ll feel almost revitalized while sipping this drink. With the addition of cranberry and orange juice, you can even pretend you’re getting your recommended daily fruit intake!
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Kumquat Champagne Cocktail

If you’re looking for a slightly special cocktail to celebrate a festive occasion, you can’t go wrong with this incredibly easy and refreshing kumquat champagne cocktail.

This is the ideal cocktail to make if you’re looking for that wow factor. Kumquats are so pretty that simply slicing the little fruits and dropping them into a glass has an instant effect.

This is a great cocktail for the festive period, and an ideal choice for New Years Eve in particular. The kumquat represents prosperity in the Chinese tradition, and supposedly anyone who eats kumquat during the new year will be insured good fortune, prosperity and happiness.
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Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

The joy of spring is the same for all. After a long winter (especially a bad one) the sight of the sun, the sound of birds singing, and the absence of snow and rain, is truly a reason for celebration.

And celebrate you should, as spring doesn’t always stick around and can occur tentatively to start. So throw open a window – perhaps put a jumper on first – and make something special.

This Elderflower Champagne cocktail is just the thing. Perfect for toasting the start of spring. A marriage of sweet, tart, light and fizzy that tastes delicious.
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Aperol Spritz

Many of you will have heard the term apéritif in cocktail discussions. In Italy, the term is aperitivo, a word dating back to the 19th century. An aperitivo is a drink which is intended to precede a meal; the low alcohol content and dry flavour are designed to get your digestive system working prior to eating, to enhance your dining experience. Most aperitivos contain Campari, Prosecco, vermouth, or – in this case – Aperol.
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Rhubarb and Rum

This lovely Rhubarb and Rum cocktail is a perfect Friday night tipple and a great way to start your weekend in style.

The recipe uses frozen rhubarb. This is ideal if you’re a keen gardener and have frozen some home-grown crops; alternatively, most supermarkets stock frozen rhubarb that will work just fine.

The rhubarb compote is very easy to make, and adds a lovely hint of pink to the drink, in addition to a delightful sweetness. It is very yummy, and great to stay in with, as well as a wonderful concoction for special guests.
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Persimmon Champagne Cocktail

This lovely cocktail is made using the Fuyu Persimmon fruit. The seasonal orange fruit, native to East Asia, is rich in vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and fiber. They also contain shibuol and betulinic acid, which have anti-cancerous properties.

Persimmon are in season during fall and winter, and they add a mild sweetness and wintry feel to a champagne cocktail. With the beneficial properties of this fruit, what excuse is there?

I think this would be an ideal cocktail for festive occasions that fall during this fruit’s seasonal months; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve spring to mind.
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Raspberry Black Pepper Champagne Cocktail

Black pepper may seem like a bizarre addition to not-so-savoury cocktail, but the peppered rim is one of the most enjoyable parts of this cocktail. Coupled with the viscous raspberry purée, you might almost forget you’re drinking a cocktail at all!

Frozen raspberries work just as well as fresh raspberries in this recipe, which means this delectable cocktail can be enjoyed all year round. You can even switch out the freshly squeezed orange juice for a store-bought alternative, though you should reduce the syrup in the recipe if you take this route.
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