Just Add Bubbly

Super-easy champagne cocktails to sip from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve

No holiday fete is complete without the customary coupe of sparkling wine, be it prosecco, cava or real-deal Champagne. In fact, a glass of bubbly is practically the foundation of a seasonal get-together, and we contend that it’s even better with a splash of something extra.

Serve up these festive champagne cocktails that call for simple ingredients and flexible proportions. They’re drinkable day or night for just about any occasion — and sure to garner effervescent praise from guests.

Champagne cocktail
CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Sugar cube soaked in bitters + lemon twist for garnish
Champagne cocktail
PALOMA MIMOSA
Add grapefruit juice to taste

A dry sparkling wine works best — look for “extra brut” on the label.

Champagne cocktail
KIR ROYALE
1/3 oz. Crème de Cassis liqueur + raspberries for garnish
Champagne cocktail
POINSETTIA
1/2 oz. Cointreau liqueur + cranberry juice to taste

Mix-and-match flutes are chic and charming. Scope out Picker Joe’s, Jere’s Antiques or Seventh Heaven Antiques for vintage finds.

Champagne cocktail
POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Fresh arils (they’re edible!) + pomegranate juice to taste
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