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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Mint Champagne Cocktail

The Mint Champagne cocktail is a very nice twist on the plain champagne that you serve on those special occasions, to those special people in your life. There is something about the combination of mint and alcohol that screams of the 1920s, an era of glamour, glitz and The Great Gatsby. This is a lovely, […]
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Champagne Apple Punch

When people think of punch being ‘spiked’, it’s rarely spiked with something as delicious as champagne. This champagne apple punch is a perfectly boozy drink for a get-together with family or friends. The unsweetened apple juice and brut champagne create a dry and fresh bite that livens up the atmosphere at any party. The key […]
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Flirtini

As those confident, feisty women from HBOs Sex in The City graced our screens, so did a range of cocktails favored by the sexy Manhattan friends. The Cosmo, we were probably familiar with; the Flirtini, perhaps not so much – but we certainly knew it after it was featured on an episode of the show. […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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