champagne cocktails (and mocktails)

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NYE is so close I can almost hear the corks popping!  Interested in putting a twist on that glass of bubbly?  Here are a some quick and easy ways to turn any glass of sparkling into a cocktail or mocktail.

Kir Royale.  This may be the easiest cocktail ever, and it looks super festive.  And if you’re interested in the history the drink you can find it here.

To make, combine:
-glass of bubbly
-splash of creme de cassis
Voila!  Enjoy.

Mocktail version:
-glass of sparkling grape juice (or apple)
-2 whole black current
-teaspoon simple syrup
Muddle the black current and simple syrup together,
then pour into glass of sparkling grape juice.  Enjoy!

Champagne & Chambord.  Another simple splash and serve recipe, and one of my all time favorites.

To make, combine:
-glass of bubbly
-splash of Chambord
Voila! Enjoy.

Mocktail version:
-glass of sparkling grape juice (or apple)
-2 whole raspberries (or blackberries)
-teaspoon simple syrup
Muddle the raspberries/blackberries and simple syrup together,
then pour into glass of sparkling grape juice. Enjoy!

Pink Bellini.  Love rose and peaches?  Who wouldn’t?!

To make:
-bubbly rose (or any bubbly really)
-1/4C frozen peaches, thawed
-1 Tbsp sugar
Muddle the peaches and sugar, then pour into glass.
Top glass with bubbly and enjoy!

Mocktail version:
-glass of sparkling grape juice (or apple)
-1/4C frozen peaches, thawed
-1 Tbsp sugar
Muddle the peaches and sugar, then pour into glass.
Top glass with bubbly grape juice and enjoy!

Sparkling Sangria.  Just prep the fruit ahead of time and top with bubbly to serve.

To make:
-sparkling wine
-frozen cranberries
-oranges (or clementines)
-lemon
Chop up the fruits and place into serving jar,
along with any juices from the cutting board.
Spoon some of the fruit mix into a glass, top with bubbly, and enjoy!

Mocktail version:
-sparkling grape juice (or apple)
-frozen cranberries
-oranges (or clementines)
-lemon
Chop up the fruits and place into serving jar,
along with any juices from the cutting board.
Spoon some of the fruit mix into a glass, top with sparkling juice, and enjoy!

Cheers ya’ll!
xoxo
-ash

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