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Champagne Cocktails For Everyone

Today is a great day to consider champagne cocktails for your wedding reception. Cruise around the web and see what strikes you as tasty, beautiful, and easy to make. Here are a few straightforward recipes that only take a little effort.

The easiest and charming is first on my list.

Forever Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

You need a favorite champagne, cranberry juice, and for a little extra something special, an orange liqueur.

In each flute, add:

  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 3 ounces champagne

Garnish with some frozen cranberries and/or a curly-cue of orange rind.

TIP: CHILL ALL INGREDIENTS AND GLASSES BEFOREHAND.

Ernest Hemingway’s Serious Champagne Cocktail

You will need brut champagne and ouzo or Pernod (any anise flavored liqueur). In each chilled flut, add:

  • 1 1/2 ounces ouzo, Pernod, or other licorice/anise flavored liqueur.
  • 4 ounces brut champagne

Special Delivery Champagne Cocktail

You will need golden rum, lime juice, honey and brut champagne for this one. You will also need a chilled cocktail shaker with cracked ice.

In the chilled cocktail shaker filled with cracked ice add:

  • 2 ounce golden rum
  • 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 ounces brut champagne

TIP: This is for smaller, more intimate gatherings, but for large scale consider having a poinsettia fountain or other champagne fountain as well as punch.

Welcome to Margaritaville Champagne Cocktail

For this you will need fresh squeezed lime, silver tequila, orange liqueur, champagne, lime wedges, and salt. This is made by the pitcher so this would be great for a small or larger wedding.

In each large pitcher, add:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup of silve tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 3 cups of champagne

Combine all the ingredients in the large pitcher and stir.

For the glass:

  • run lime wedges around rim and dip in coarse salt
  • garnish with a lime wedge or a curly-cue of lime rind

Cheers! to your most beautiful of occasion!

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The author: Dawn Van Ness

Dawn Dickson Van Ness grew up at the beach and has published her work in print and online. With a BA in English and a MS in Mass Communications, she has used writing and multimedia to promote artists, art shows, writers, small businesses, and other self-employed individuals by building websites and maintaining social media pages. She feels most fulfilled when she is helping others achieve their dreams, which includes writing self-help and steps-to-success articles for various websites. It seems a natural fit for this wife and mother of two to write features that help soon-to-be wed couples. For more about Dawn, go to www.dawnvanness.me.
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