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Flutes of champagne


Five sparkling cocktails to stir up this holiday season

Popping a bottle of bubbly is the perfect way to kick off a holiday celebration. This holiday season surprise your guests by adding seasonal ingredients and a few other festive twists to create champagne cocktails everyone will love. 

Spiked Cran-Pom Rosé cocktail

The flavors of winter combine in this festive cocktail. Instead of using regular champagne give this cocktail some color by using rosé champagne. Not only is this cocktail delicious, but it's also entertaining. The pomegranate seeds that garnish this drink are constantly lifting and falling due to carbonation notes Town and Country.

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Champagne Jello Shots 

Forget about carrying a glass of champagne around and grab one of these festive jello shots instead. The simple recipe can be made ahead of time and decorated right before it’s served. This recipe calls for rainbow sprinkles but with the holidays right around the corner feel free to customize the jello shots with any sprinkles you want. You can also use cookie cutters to cut the jello shots into different shapes, like stars or mini Christmas trees, to really create a festive and fun way to consume champagne. 

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The Classic Champagne cocktail

This cocktail adds a sweet and bitter twist to your glass of champagne. Add a few drops of bitters to a sugar cube before dropping it into an empty champagne flute. Pour the bubbly over the sugar cube and garnish with a strip of lemon zest before serving it to your guests. 

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Raspberry Cooler
For a truly chilly cocktail, take a flute of champagne and add a scoop of raspberry sorbet to the top. The rosy color of the sorbet combines with the champagne and creates an ombré effect on the cocktail. 

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The Volcano 

Surprise guests with this dark blue take on a Kir Royale. This champagne cocktail combines raspberry liqueur and Blue Curacao liqueur with champagne to create a sparkling cocktail that belongs in a winter wonderland. To add another pop of color to this cocktail, garnish it with a twist of orange peel and a couple of raspberries. 

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Photo credit for Spiked Cran-Pom Rosé cocktail: Spiked Seltzer Facebook

Photo credit for Classic Champagne cocktail: Boulder Locavore Facebook

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.