Champagne Cocktails

Hi everyone! It has been forever since I’ve had a chance to sit down and post. Things have been crazy with the holidays and finishing school. That’s right! I completed my Masters program! Although I don’t walk until May, I will have my degree in hand in just a few short days and I am beyond excited and proud of this accomplishment.

TU Grad-3 no editMy little sister used her photog skills to take some amazing grad photos for me. Still waiting for the edited ones but this is probably my favorite shot. Two degrees down, one more to go!

Now that Christmas has passed, I spoiled my loved ones and Santa spoiled me, I’m looking forward to the new year! 2015 was rocky but I’ve grown so much that I’m extremely optimistic about 2016 and all the great things in store for me.

That being said, we have to bring in the new year right! Since I have been MIA for awhile, I’m gonna give you TWO cocktails for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Champagne is definitely the quintessential drink for the holiday so of course these cocktails will be champagne based. Random fact: Champagne can only be called by that name if the grapes were grown in Champagne, France. Otherwise it’s just sparkling wine. 


This first cocktail, the Champagne Punch Bellini, comes from Crazy for Crust.

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Champagne Punch Bellini
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Ingredients
  • 1 bottle champagne 750mL (sparkling wine or prosecco can work also)
  • 1/2 cup sorbet flavor of your choice
  • fresh fruit of your choice
Course Cocktails
Servings
cocktails
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle champagne 750mL (sparkling wine or prosecco can work also)
  • 1/2 cup sorbet flavor of your choice
  • fresh fruit of your choice
Instructions
  1. Place 1 tbsp of sorbet at the bottom of each champagne flute.
  2. Fill with champagne and top with fresh fruit.
  3. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • The number of servings will depend on the size of your champagne flutes
  • The original recipe was made with raspberries but any seasonal fruit will do
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Champagne Punch Bellini
Image from Crazy for Crust

I want to try it with orange sorbet and orange slices!


Y’all know by now that I loveeeee tequila and therefore margaritas lol Something about that agave flavor just gets me every time. This next cocktail is a play on my favorite drink using champagne for an extra surprise! These Champagne Margaritas come from The Kitchen is My Playground. For the sake of simplicity, I modified the recipe a bit.

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Champagne Margaritas
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Course Cocktails
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
For Sugared Rims
  1. Combine raw sugar and granulated sugar in a shallow dish.
  2. Wet the rim of each glass, all the way around, with a lime wedge.
  3. Dip each rim into the sugar to coat.
  4. Set aside for later.
For Margaritas
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add lime juice, tequila, and champagne.
  3. Gently shake two or three times.
  4. Strain into prepared glasses.
Recipe Notes
  • The original recipe calls for triple sec but as usual I skip it and add a little extra sweetness & citrus flavor in another way.
  • Number of servings will be dependent on the size of the champagne flutes you use
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Champagne Margarita
Image from The Kitchen is My Playground

I can’t wait to see how these cocktails work out for ya’ll! I’m definitely planning on making the Champagne Punch Bellini. Check Instagram @cocktailswithkiera and Twitter @cocktailswithk for updates! Don’t forget to share your creations with me using #cocktailswithkiera!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Thank you for your support of my little blog in 2015. I hope to see you back here in the New Year!

Salud!

Kiera ღ

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