Haleakala Holiday

If you’re a sucker for exotic drinks that make you feel like you’re on vacation, then this is a beverage for you.

At the end of a long week, when you feel like you need something to lift your mood, pull out the cocktail shaker and make yourself one of these babies. The Haleakala Holiday is a delicious combination of Malibu rum, pineapple juice, dark cherry juice, and champagne. This is all you need to make the stress of the day float away on a tropical breeze.

These yummy cocktails are the perfect crowd-pleaser too, ideal if you’re planning a New Year’s Eve party this year. Make up a large batch at the beginning of the evening and let your guests help themselves.
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Pomegranate Mojito

The Pomegranate Mojito Champagne Cocktail – a bit of a mouthful, in every sense. It is a delicious combination of flavors. Let’s be honest: as far as awesome combinations go, rum, pomegranate and champagne is up there with the best.

This cocktail is light, fresh, and slightly sweet, with a faint tang from the lime. The addition of champagne creates a sweet, bubbly feeling in the belly.

This is a refreshing and perfectly balanced drink that’s ideal for sipping on a hot summer night, though combinations as good as these work at any time, for any occasion.
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Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

This Champagne Cocktail is absolutely stunning. The pink hue, created by the Cranberry and Pomegranate, is framed perfectly by the fruit that floats on top and sinks to the bottom of the glass.

These Sparklers are also significantly cleaner and lower in sugar than your typical sweet filled cocktail. And, as an added bonus, you’ll get some of your daily dose of fruit.

If you’re having a family gathering then these are a great choice as you can also make an alcohol free version for the kids, using sparkling water instead of the champagne. It’s a delicious cocktail that’s easy to make and perfect for all the festive occasions.
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Sorbet Champagne Cocktails

Sorbet Champagne Cocktails are the grown up, more sophisticated, version of the ice cream sodas or ‘floats’ you probably enjoyed frequently in childhood.

This can be made using any sorbet, but the dark berry variations produce lovely intense hues. When the sorbet and champagne are mixed, the two separate, creating a two-toned effect for a drink that looks far more complex than it really is.

The result is a cocktail that looks as good as it tastes. This is a perfect cocktail for hot summer evenings with friends, and it’s so easy to produce that your time can be spent entertaining your happy guests.
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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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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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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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