While nothing beats it straight, sometimes you want to up the festive ante. Ergo, we bring you five cocktails made with Champagne, to ensure your coming days are particularly, um, sparkling.
(Actually, we'd recommend the below with Prosecco or Cava. Save the Champagne for straight up consumption.)
Cinnamon Bellini (from the Cinnamon Kitchen)
Sparkling wine, Goldschlager and a cinnamon stick.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
3oz Sparkling wine, 1/3 oz cognac, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, 1 sugar cube
Kir Royale (the other classic)
Sparkling wine, splash of Creme de Cassis
Sparkling wine, blue curacao
French 75 *
1oz gin, 1oz Cointreau, 4oz champagne, squeeze of lime, 1 sugar cube
* replace the gin with vodka and you have a French 76
Enjoy your evening!