Champagne Cocktails

rose_champagne-299x365Rose Champagne

Tiny roses add an elegant detail to your champagne toast. To make the garnishes, insert a toothpick into the base of each blossom at an angle of a little less than 45 degrees. Cut the stems cleanly about 1-inch shorter than the length of the toothpick; you may have to adjust length depending on the weight of the bloom. Place each toothpick just inside of a rim, letting the roses balance delicately on top.

classic_champagne-300x367Champagne Cocktail

Begin the party with a time-honored favorite: Champagne flavored with a bitters-soaked sugar cube and a dash of Cognac. Bitters are an alcoholic flavoring made with herbs, spices, roots, and citrus peel, popular in traditional cocktails like this one

Lavender Champagne

Offered as an aperitif or for a toast, this aromatic drink evokes the romance of the South of France with each sparkling sip.

blushing_champagne-297x365Blushing Cocktail

As an alternative to plain Champagne, try this cocktail for rehearsal-dinner toasts. To make a Blushing Bride, pour 2 ounces of chilled passion-fruit nectar into a glass; gently pour in 3 ounces of cold Champagne, then 1/2 teaspoon grenadine. Do not shake or stir. The three will commingle as prettily as a flush spreading on the cheek of a shy bride-to-be

Sugar Cube Champagne

Give bubbly a boost with jewel-like cranberry-, pomegranate-, and apricot-infused sugar cubes. Working in batches, soak cubes in a bowl of fruit concentrate or puree until completely saturated. Remove with a fork, and place on a wire rack (don’t let them touch); let dry overnight. Present cubes at a champagne bar, or serve them in passed drinks. The sweet, tangy taste will keep guests sipping long after the toasts.

Peach Champagne Sorbet

A sorbet course before the cake provides an icy, ultralight transition to much richer delights. Our sorbet is made with poached peaches and blush “off dry” (slightly sweet) Champagne.

Champagne Punch

Upgrade your punch with a splash of champagne.

Mandarin Champagne Sorbet

Another alternative for sorbet with a champagne twist.