19 *Swell* Champagne Cocktail Recipes to Class Up Your Holiday Parties
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19 *Swell* Champagne Cocktail Recipes to Class Up Your Holiday Parties

You fell in love with the bubbly this summer in the form of frozen Champagne. Don’t let the love affair end now that summer is over. With the holidays just around the corner, nothing says “Let’s celebrate!” like a delicious cocktail, and champers pairs well with so many mixers and garnishes. Plus, it doesn’t have to be expensive. There’s definitely a Champagne to fit every budget, and any that you serve will take your holiday toasts to a whole new level. Here are 19 Champagne cocktails that present so prettily in the glass, they’ll make every gathering feel like a real celebration.

1. Pomegranate Mint Champagne Cocktail: This gorgeous Champagne cocktail starts with a simple homemade pomegranate mint syrup. Set it out on a bar cart with Champagne and bowls of garnish and let guests help themselves so you can mingle. (via Eating Richly)

2. Santa 75: This drink brings a yuletide vibe to the most classy Champagne cocktail that ever was: the French 75. It’s light, yummy and super easy to whip up, and mulling the spices will make your home smell totally delicious. (via Adventures in Fashion)

3. Mango & Raspberry Bellini: Pour up some bubbly glasses of raspberry-mango Bellinis at your next holiday celebration. A new take on the classic Bellini, it would be absolutely perfect for a holiday or New Year’s brunch. (via Camille Styles)

4. Lavender & Peach Champagne Cocktail Recipe: If you’ve ever tasted lavender paired with fruit and honey, you know how subtly delectable it can be. Pro tip: A sprig of dried lavender makes a GORG garnish in a classy stemmed glass. (via Bird’s Party)

5. Paloma Mimosas: Oh, em, gee — this cocktail is like a mashup of everyone’s two fave drinks, mimosa and paloma. The dry bubbly paired with grapefruit juice tempers the deeply fruity sweetness of grenadine. Prepare for the onslaught, though, because everyone will be asking for this recipe. (via Crumb Kitchen)

6. Pear-secco With Bai: This sparkling holiday drink could not be easier to pull off. Combine equal parts Champagne and pear nectar, then garnish with slivers of fresh pear and festive cranberries. Bring out a whole tray, and let the crowd fend for themselves. (via The Whisking Kitchen)

7. Lavender Fields Cocktail: There are only two ingredients in this drink, elderflower liqueur and bubbly Prosecco. It’s a perfect cocktail to whip up when friends drop in unexpectedly or you find yourself in need of a post-shopping pick-me-up. (via Camille Styles)

8. The French 75: This classy sipper has sophistication written all over it. Serve it at your next party and your family and friends will be so impressed! (via The Stiers Aesthetic)

9. Blueberry Thyme Champagne Smash: If you could have one alcoholic bevvie for the rest of your life, wouldn’t it have to be Champagne? It’s fun, festive and freaking fantastic. Call a few friends over when you make this one, because a cork-popper this good simply *must* be shared. (via The Whisking Kitchen)

10. Lychee Ginger Fizz: Lychee and ginger have been a classic pairing in Asian cuisine for centuries and, when you take your first sip of this Champagne cocktail, you’ll know why. It’s tenderly sweet, but with a touch of ginger fire. Prepare to meet your new fave drink. (via Sprinkles and Sprouts)

11. Blueberry Champagne Cocktail With Rum, Lime and Mint: This tall cooler tastes just like blueberry lemonade, but the Champagne and rum really pack a wallop. Garnish with mint and orange slices for a festive presentation. (via Gluten Free With L.B.)

12. The “Serendipity” Cocktail: Mint, apple brandy, cider and Champagne may seem like a slightly odd combo, but the flavor is fruity and refreshing with just the right amount of fizz. Break this one out for a holiday dinner aperitif, and you’ll be everyone’s BFF. (via Domesticate ME!)

13. Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktails: Remember when we all went cray-cray over fairy floss desserts that were trending in a big way this summer? Prepare for a new sensation; when cotton candy hits champers, it dissolves into a candy-sweet bubbly elixir that will be everyone’s insta-fave. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

14. Sparkling Autumn Sangria: Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite fiesta drink, sangria. This version gets a holiday twist, thanks to harvest-fresh apples and cinnamon, plus the Champagne fizz adds a special kick. (via What Should I Make For…)

15. Champagne Mojitos: This take on the classic mojito is topped off with bubbly Champagne in place of club soda. These coolers should come with a warning, because rum + Champagne = dangerously tasty. (via Go Go Go Gourmet)

16. Golden Pear Champagne Cocktail: Pears are in season, and their golden flavor is pure perfection in this fizzy cocktail. This harvest-fresh drink makes a perfect pre-dinner sipper for a Thanksgiving gathering. (via A Spectacled Owl)

17. Honey Apple Rosé Sangria: This one’s for all the rosé lovers in the house — you know who you are. Sparkling rosé, brandy and triple sec give this sangria real zing. Pro tip: Pitcher cocktails can be made ahead, and that will free you up to PAR-TAY with your guests. (via Whitney Bond)

18. Pomegranate and Rosemary Champagne Cocktail: This pomegranate cocktail is so easy to pull off, yet it looks SO elegant and festive. Drop in some fresh pommie seeds and garnish with a sprig of rosemary, and it will look just as beautiful as it tastes. (via Chic & Sugar)

19. Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail: Sweet blood oranges, citrus vodka and bubbly Champagne — what’s not to love? These colorful fruits of the holiday season adorn the perf cocktail that will see you through all the parties from Thanksgiving through New Years. (via Delightful E Made)

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