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MERRY MIMOSA & BEST BELLINI

Festive cheer is upon us and this bubbles and bells edition can not be complete without  a few ideas on daring to be different with your sparkling wine this season. And of course, nothing says party ite like a glass of bubbly, but get creative this year and try out some delish champagne cocktails.

MIMOSA

1 Part Sparkling Wine

1 Part Orange Juice

A classic morning drink has got to be the Mimosa – made with sparkling wine.

Bucks Fizz is similar but is 2 parts Orange Juice and can only be made with champagne

Homemade Refreshing Orange Mimosa Cocktails 

BELLINI

Sparkling Wine and

Peach Puree

Perfect for a sunny afternoon chilling by the pool

Named after a 15th century artist : Giovanni Bellino

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KIR ROYALE

2/3 teaspoons Creme de Cassis

Top up with Sparkling Wine

Perfect for after dinner while enjoying those long, leisurely holiday conversations.

Creme de Cassis is made from blackcurrants

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APEROL SPRITZ

3 parts Aperol

3 parts Sparkling Wine

1 part soda

Perfect for summer, no matter what time of day or night

Aperol has a strong mandarin or orange taste similar to Campari yet sweeter in taste 

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These are the “traditional” bubbly cocktails but with a little imagination you can make your own with any fruit or liqueur that you prefer. Or try these Mimosa variations below:

POMEGRANATE

Perfect on Christmas morning, plus the colour adds to the festive feel!

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MIMOSA FLOAT

A small scoop of your favourite sorbet at the bottom of your flute

transforms your Mimosa into a MoreMosa!!

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MIMOSA MARGARITA

Add a shot of tequila to your favourite Mimosa and you’re off!!

 

CHRISTMOSA

Granny Smith apples, fresh cranberries ,green grapes, pomegranate seeds, sparkling grape juice and your favourite bubbly

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Prosecco and Cava are also great for these cocktails and of course, if you have the real deal – champagne – absolutely sublime!!

If you’re more into Mocktails – substitute the bubbly with ginger ale and instead of tequila try agave syrup – just as festive, only minus the kick!!

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