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10 Ways to Dress Up Champagne

10 ways to dress up champagne recipes

With a little creativity, a bottle of inexpensive bubbly can be cause for celebration. (Save the pricey stuff to drink on its own). In these champagne cocktails, a cosmo becomes a sparkler, rosemary adds an herbal note to a fizz, and rum meets champagne in a tropical party punch your guests will want to drink well past midnight.

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Lapostolle

Dry vermouth, Grand Marnier, and a sparkling rose make for a bubbly, citrusy toast.

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Sparkling Sidecar

This festive take on a Sidecar cocktail (which typically contains Cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice), features Spanish cava in place of the traditional citrus juice.

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Champagne Cosmo

Don’t wait for the ball to drop for this festive sparkler. Mix this Champagne twist on a Cosmopolitan before dinner or while you enjoy the first course.

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Rosemary's Pink Diamond Fizz

Sweetened with rosemary-infused simple syrup, a Diamond Fizz is a Gin Fizz made with Champagne instead of club soda, making it the perfect drink for the new year countdown.

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St. Cecilia Society Punch

Every holiday party needs a good punch. This tropically-flavored punch combines brandy, green tea, rum, pineapples, and champagne, and easily doubles for a crowd.

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Kir Royal

Celebrate like the French! A classic kir consists of white wine and crème de cassis. Replace the wine with Champagne, and it becomes a kir royale, a popular aperitif in France.

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

One reviewer said her guests wanted to keep drinking this sparkler well past midnight, and we love another reviewer’s suggestion to add a splash of Cointreau and a sprinkling of pomegranate arils to each glass.

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Tequila-Champagne Sangria

Sangria isn’t just for summer parties. This white sangria with plenty of sparkling wine and winter citrus rounds makes for a festive holiday drink as well.

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Queen Bee Mojito

Sweet, mellow honey flavors this combination of three classic cocktails: the Air Mail (rum, honey, citrus, and Champagne), the Champagne Cocktail, and the Mojito.

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Raspberry & Champagne Ice Cream Floats

Cocktails aren’t the only way to have fun with champagne. These elegant ice cream “sodas” are sweet and dessert-y. 

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