French 75

This delicious classic of the cocktail world has a history that is as stimulating as the drink itself. The story goes that it was created in 1915 by Harry MacElhone at the New York Bar in Paris. It was flown over to the US by returning World War I pilots, becoming a popular drink at New York City’s Stork Club.

Apparently, the name comes from a 75mm French field gun,s said to have the same kick as the drink – well, this name is apt. A sip of a French 75 is definitely akin to being shelled with a very powerful gun.
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Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider is a champagne cocktail that is scrumptious, fresh tasting and simple.

Cider is a drink that is suited to all times of the year. The addition of champagne takes this relatively low cost beverage and transforms it into a drink fit for the best of festive celebrations.

As far as champagne cocktails go, this is one of the easiest, yet it works superbly and tastes divine. It’s one to serve when you want to be free to spend time with your guests, instead of tending bar.
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Strawberry Bellini

As far as flavour combinations go, it doesn’t get much better than this. Strawberries and champagne are so well matched that it’s a marriage that could only have been forged by the gods.

The Strawberry Bellini takes that marriage to a whole new level, blending the strawberries into the champagne to create at synergistic union that could easily be described as heavenly.

This heavenly mix is a wonderful choice for a special Valentines celebration, and also works brilliantly for summer evening gatherings. This is a fresh and sweet cocktail, easy to produce, yet so delicious that your guests will leave smiling.
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Green Grass Champagne Cocktail

The great chefs will tell you that before we taste with our mouths, we taste with our eyes. Presentation is the key in all the best restaurants and bars. If you are looking for a cocktail with pizzazz then this is your ideal.

The intense hue of the Green Grass Champagne Cocktail is amazing. The green is created by the Midori melon liqueur; the taste of melon with champagne is divine, and the crystallized sugar sticks give this already cool drink some extra fizz.

This is your go to cocktail when image matters. It’s a wonderful choice for Christmas, and totally perfect for St Patrick’s day celebrations.
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Frozen Peach Bellini Cocktail

Bellini cocktail is a classic of the cocktail world. Invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Guiseppe Cipriani, the drink is so named because the color was reminiscent of a toga in a 15th century painting by Giovanni Bellini.

The original Bellini is made with peach, but since its invention many variations have been created. This variation is one which uses peach, but takes it all a step further.

The frozen aspect of this drink makes it ideal for summer gatherings, and if larger batches are required for a party, the peach blend can be made in advance. Simply keep it frozen, then mix and top with champagne as your guests arrive.
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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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Poinsettia Mimosas

The Poinsettia Mimosa is an elegant champagne cocktail so named for it’s color – the bright, bold, rich red of the poinsettia flower.

The poinsettia is a common Christmas flower, and this cocktail is a perfect choice for the festive season. The red will compliment any decorative theme and the simplicity makes this a perfect choice for gatherings and celebrations.

The crisp bite of the cranberry marries well with the bubbles of champagne, making this a truly memorable cocktail to experience, and one that will keep your guests smiling.
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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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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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