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10 Ways to Dress Up Champagne

Festive, bubbly drink recipes from party punch to sparkling cocktails
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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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    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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