Rose Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Rose Wishes and Caviar Dreams is true fabulousness in a glass: a cocktail made up of a decadent and interesting combination of ingredients: gin, Aperol, lemon juice, orange bitters, mint, lemon verbena, basil and sparkling rose in a St.-Germain-rinsed glass. The decadence of champagne is topped only by the addition of Caviar, an optional garnish.

For those who are looking to spoil themselves or their friends with something truly special, this is the cocktail to choose. A perfect choice for the festive celebrations over Christmas and the New Year.
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The Mimosa is a classic in the world of cocktails. It is believed to have been invented circa 1925 in the Hotel Ritz Paris, by Frank Meier.

This has all the class and style of the 20s cocktail and is simple to produce. With the same ingredients as a traditional British Bucks Fizz, but with half the amount of orange juice, it’s a light drink that tastes delightful.

This is an unbeatable choice for a weekend brunch, a wedding breakfast, or any other time when you just fancy something a little bit special.
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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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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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The Secret of French Champagne

A lot of people enjoy drinking french champagne, but it’s mostly wine critics and connoisseurs who actually know how french champagne houses produce these popular types of wines. This article will teach you how french champagne is made and why it’ tastes so great.

The first thing people need to know is that most types of french champagne are actually produced in the north east part of France. This area is called Champagne and it includes the three major grape producing areas: Reims, Côte des Blancs and the Marne Valley. In fact, grapes grown in the Champagne area of France are considered as the most expensive grapes in the entire world.
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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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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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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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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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Champagne Punch with Gingerale and Orange

The word punch conjures up memories of 70s parties and alcoholic concoctions that rendered the drinker very drunk, very quickly, popular perhaps for its ability to loosen people up fast. This is not that kind of punch, but rather a cocktail that is ideal when you don’t want to get too drunk too quickly. This is ideal for Christmas Eve, or the start of a very long night of New Year’s Eve celebrations. With this, you should be able to stay alert longer into the night.

With champagne or sparkling wine as a base, and ginger ale and orange liqueur as the finishing touches, this is not as potent as cocktails can be. It’s not very sweet, but lovely just the same, and pefect for parents to sip whilst wrapping their children’s Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. Continue reading…


Strawberry Kir Royale

If you’re looking to bring a drop of French prestige to your next cocktail party, look no further than the delightful Strawberry Kir Royale.

This twist on the typical Kir Royale (which is, in itself, a twist on Kir, a white wine apéritif) includes strawberry liqueur in the pace of the usual crème de cassis, a raspberry liqueur, with basil added for extra sophistication.

May is National Strawberry Month in the United States, and the fruit will be in season, so this is an unmissable treat if you’re planning a start-of-summer or May Day party. The red color will make it the highlight of any function. Continue reading…


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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