Christmas! The time of the year for celebrations, socialising and of course, champagne! Enjoying a glass or two of delicious bubbles over the festive season can become a regular occurrence during December. Of course, you wouldn’t want to break the tradition of popping open a bottle at your next event, but you also don’t want to run the risk of getting bored with your bubbles. Solution? Champagne cocktails of course.
Take your sparkling wine or Champagne drinking seriously by going the extra mile with your favourite tipple. Not only do they ‘dress to impress’, but they’re significantly tasty too and most importantly, as you’re mixing with flavours, you won’t have to break the bank on an expensive bottle either.
Black Velvet cocktail
If you’re looking for a robust taste for your event, this drink is a must. With 50% Guinness and 50% Champagne, this dark blend adds a hearty flavour and looks so mysterious too. Ideal for a murder mystery themed event or a Halloween party too.
Pink Champagne Punch
Make a statement at your next indoor Christmas soiree with pomegranate red drinks. White or pink sparkling wine or champagne, mixed with some pomegranate juice, delivers that deep Christmas red and subtle sweet taste. Top the glasses with a curl of lemon rind to give it that cocktail flair.
Dessert and sparkling wine? Yes, please! These unique cocktails are gorgeous and delicious. Chill martini glasses in the fridge and add 3 small balls of your favourite sorbet. Then, add the sparkling wine and you have a deliciously refreshing drink that’s aesthetically pleasing too.
If you don’t have time to deal with muddlers, cordials and shakers, simply add a tablespoon of orange liqueur to each glass and top up with your Champagne or sparkling wine of choice. The citrus cuts the acidity of the wine, while delivering a fresh and fragrant burst of flavour.
Although its winter outside, it doesn’t hurt to bring back summer inside. This refreshing cocktail is a delicious twist on the original. Simply muddle mint, sugar, lime juice and a lime wedge together until the sugar dissolves. Strain into a Champagne glass and top it off with a sprig of mint.
Alternatively, if you’ve got spectacular champagne chilling for your Christmas party, don’t compromise the complex flavours, but rather just add some berries or other fruit as garnish. Easy and effective, without losing that delicious taste.