Whether you are hosting a dinner party, Sunday brunch, or holiday soiree a lot of time can go into planning and prepping for the party. There are a few things that will really elevate your event. Having a theme, coordinating floral arrangements, and menu selection. So much thought can go into it and it’s easy to run out of time. I always think I can fit more in the day of than is actually possible. So I’ve decided to put together three quick and easy champagne cocktails that will help you, the hostess, out when you’re down to the wire and want to add that finishing touch to your next event that will surely wow your friends and family!
Winter Pomegranate Bubbles:
Even though spring is right around the corner I wanted to still share this perfect for a winter/holiday party bubbly cocktail. This is probably the easiest champagne cocktail to make and it looks so pretty.
3. Pomegranate seeds
In a champagne glass, pour in your champagne, cava, or sparkling wine. Add a clipping of rosemary and carefully drop some pomegranate seeds into your glass. The smell alone of the rosemary makes this cocktail taste wintery but if you really want to release the aroma and flavor into your drink muddle the leaves prior to adding them into your glass.
All you need are four ingredients to make this delicious and refreshing cocktail perfect for your summer parties.
2. Mint leaves
4. Ice cubes
In a glass mason jar, pour your champagne of choice over ice, I like to use Barefoot’s Brut Cuvee for mixed cocktails, add mint leaves and blueberries as desired. Muddle the mint and blueberries to release the flavors into the champagne. Top off with a super cute straw and your done!
This cocktail takes just a little bit more preparation, as you need to rim the glasses with sugar and peel the orange and lemon but other than that you should be able to whip this up in no time at all! This cocktail is refreshing and perfect for a springtime outdoor get together.
2. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
3. Orange and Lemon Peels
Take a small dessert plate and cover with a thin layer of sugar, I chose to use organic brown sugar. Wet the rims of your martini glasses and place them rim down onto the plate with the sugar, twist around until the rim is coated in sugar. In the sugar rimmed martini glass, squeeze some fresh orange juice into the glass, dress the glasses with your orange and lemon peels, pour your champagne of choice over the orange juice and add 4 splashes of bitters.
What do you think, easy enough? Would love to hear know if you try any of them and what you think!
Photo Credit: Birch Studio Photography.