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Wine Cocktails With A Wow Factor

Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Mimosas and Bellinis are fun but try one of these drinks to up your sparkling cocktail game.

      1. Axis Kiss: This simple but complex cocktail blends the tartness of currants with the smoothness of almond.

Dash of amaretto liqueur
Dash of creme de cassis
Chilled Champagne

      • Pour the amaretto and creme de cassis into a champagne flute.
      • Gently top with champagne
      1. Cinque Terre: This citrusy sparkler will brighten up any party.

5 medium lemon verbena sprigs, plus 1 lemon verbena sprig and 3 leaves for garnish
1 strip of orange zest
1 strip of lemon zest
2 ounces sweet white vermouth

2 ounces chilled Prosecco
1/4 ounce green Chartreuse

      • In a collins glass, lightly muddle the 5 lemon verbena sprigs with the orange and lemon zests.
      • Add ice and the vermouth and Prosecco and stir well.
      • Top with the Chartreuse and garnish with the remaining verbena sprig and leaves.
      1. Lush: This pretty pink drink will be a party pleaser.

1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 1/2 teaspoons elderflower syrup
2 ounces chilled rose Champagne
1 small bunch of Champagne grapes, frozen.

      • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
      • Add the vodka, Grand Marnier and elderflower syrup and shake well.
      • Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with the Champagne and garnish with the grapes.

Tips For Making Better Cocktails

      1. When using a sparkling mixer like soda, if you must stir do it lightly to avoid flattening the drink.
      2. Don’t stir to chill, chill the pitcher or glasses
      3. When mixing champagne drinks, add the champagne last and pour slowly to preserve bubbles and cut down on overfizzing.

Which of these will you make?  Let us know in the comments and share your pictures on social media!

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