Check out the recipes and links below for creative takes on bubbly tipples to help you celebrate in style.
(Recipes courtesy of Perrier-Jouët)
1/4 oz. Rose Water
1 sugar cube
3 dashes of fresh pomegranate juice
Directions: Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a Champagne flute. Saturate it with rose water. Carefully top off with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut and add pomegranate juice. Garnish with dry baby rose buds.
Perrier-Jouët Fraise Sauvage
2 oz. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut
1 1/4 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 whole strawberry
Directions: In a bottom of a mixing glass muddle the strawberry into a purée. Add all ingredients except Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds. Pour Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and pour the cocktail over it. Garnish with half a strawberry.
The classic (and classy) Champagne cocktail (Food & Wine)
Elderflower Champagne Cocktail (Zested) - An elegant sparkling drink made with, "champagne stirred with St-Germain, a delicate French liqueur of elderflower blossoms. It tastes of pear and lychee and lemon, the sweetness cut by the bubbles and cool cucumber."
Lemon Rosé Bellini (Epicurious) - Reminiscent of a slushie, this fun drink uses lemon sorbet, citrus vodka and rosé champagne.
Limoncello Sparkle (Epicurious) - This champagne cocktail gets a citrusy kick from the addition of limoncello and Cointreau.
Shrinking Violet Cocktail (Savvy Housekeeping) - Bubbly mixed with Crème De Violette Liqueur (a brandy-based liqueur with flavoring from violets) makes a pretty, purple sipper.
Sparkling Apple Cocktail (Epicurious) - Apple juice, cognac and champagne combine for a fizzy and refreshing cocktail.
Sparkling Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail (Muy Bueno Cookbook) - A blooming hibiscus flower can take your glass of bubbly from boring to beautiful (almost too pretty to drink). Apparently, preserved hibiscus blossoms can be found at Williams-Sonoma, among other specialty retailers.
Stockholm 75 (12 Bottle Bar) - For the adventurous drinker: An interesting mix of Sriracha bitters, Aquavit, lemon juice and dry sparkling wine.