4 Champagne Cocktails and 4 Appetizer Recipes for Your Party | Reader's Digest

4 Champagne Cocktails and 4 Appetizer Recipes for Your Party

Maria Hunt, hostess of thebubblygirl.com and author of "The Bubbly Book," shares her favorite cocktails and party appetizers just in time for your party.

By Maria Hunt | Interview by Meaghan Cameron from The Bubbly Bar
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    This cocktail is very easy to make but looks stunning in the hands of your guests. The bubbles in the sparkling wine make the pomegranate seeds rise and fall on the glass, giving this drink the appearance of a retro lava lamp. A flute with a follow stem shows off the effect best.

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    These mini lamb burgers are dressed up for a cocktail party. The richness of these flavorful burgers is balanced by fresh mint and feta cheese, making them the perfect mid-winter snack.

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    This potent cognac and orange libation makes a sharp statement, just like a pair of Manolo Blahniks.

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    You’ll find this savory popcorn perfect with any dry sparkling wine. The 5-spice popcorn variation is a better fit for a sweeter dry or demi sec style wine such as Schramsberg Cremant or your favorite Moscato d’Asti.

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    Created at Buck's Club in London in 1921, this sweet and tangy drink is one of the most frequently sipped champagne cocktails in the world. The grenadine settles at the bottom of the glass, creating a layered, sunset effect. If you omit the grenadine, the drink becomes a Mimosa, named for the bright golden flowers on the mimosa tree.

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    These buttery cheddar biscuits are irresistible with sparkling wine or any wine. They are a good stand-in for croutons and quite addictive on their own. Keep logs of this dough in the freezer to whip these up on short notice.

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    With its combination of cognac, apricot brandy and raspberry eau de vie (known as framboise), this festive punch hits the perfect balance between sweet, tart and potent.

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    Inspired by a punch from Trinidad, this frozen granita is the perfect dessert to end your meal on a light note.

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