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Champagne Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
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Champagne Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Tweet this!Gobble! Gobble!  The main course is thirsty and it knows what it wants to celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday! If you haven’t figured out how you would like to prepare your turkey this season, let me suggest this amazing Champagne Turkey recipe to try out.  I’ve cooked a few turkey’s and some turned out good [...]

Rossini Champagne Cocktail at TiroVino – Los Angeles
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Rossini Champagne Cocktail at TiroVino – Los Angeles

Tweet this!When you think of Champagne, some of us automatically think of Strawberries, right?  So why not try a Rossini Champagne Cocktail.  A Rossini is another version of a Bellini Champagne cocktail.  The sparkling cocktail was named after the 19th century opera composer Giacchino Rossini and it is very popular in Venice. There are a few varieties [...]

2011 International Wine Festival – Hollywood Drinks Up!
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2011 International Wine Festival – Hollywood Drinks Up!

All you can drink wine? Is there such a place where you can indulge on many samples from all over the world without getting jet lag? Yes, there is and it happens every year in Hollywood at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, hosted by Drink.Eat.Play.

Perfect New Year’s Eve Champagne Drink – Moulin Rouge Champagne Cocktail
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Perfect New Year’s Eve Champagne Drink – Moulin Rouge Champagne Cocktail

Tweet this! Born in France, the Moulin Rouge Champagne cocktail is the grande dame ancestor to a modern-day libation that’s appreciated by tragically hip Londoners like Ab Fab characters Edina and Patsy.  However, their brand-conscious natures dictated that they nickname it “Bolly-Stolly” for the top-shelf ingredients – Bollinger and Stolichnaya – used in their version [...]

Sputnik Champagne Cocktail – Romance & Courtship
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Sputnik Champagne Cocktail – Romance & Courtship

Tweet this!Since its beginning Champagne has been part of the courting process.  It’s a way to make great impression, showing flair and taste.  It’s no different with sparkling cocktails like the Sputnik, which blends the best of both French and Russian flavors into a perfect match.  No, the name doesn’t imply that its consumption will [...]

Kir Royale Champagne Drink
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Kir Royale Champagne Drink

Tweet this!Need some pizazz in that bubbly! Try this delicious Champagne fruity cocktail drink.  Your guests will love it. Ingredients Serves 6 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) creme de cassis 1 bottle Champagne or other sparkling white wine 6 strips tangerine or orange zest, for garnish Directions Just before serving, pour 1 tablespoon creme de cassis [...]

Blushing Bride Champagne Cocktail Drink
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Blushing Bride Champagne Cocktail Drink

Tweet this!Attention all brides to be; as an alternative to plain Champagne, try this cocktail for rehearsal-dinner toasts. To make a Blushing Bride, pour 2 ounces of chilled passion-fruit nectar into a glass; gently pour in 3 ounces of cold Champagne, then 1/2 teaspoon grenadine. Do not shake or stir. The three will commingle as [...]

Delicious Lemon Drop Champagne Punch Cocktail Recipe
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Delicious Lemon Drop Champagne Punch Cocktail Recipe

Pucker up friends, here’s a cocktail that will have you wanting more sparkling bubbly!

Champagne Mojito Cocktail Drink
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Champagne Mojito Cocktail Drink

Tweet this!Who doesn’t love a delicious Mojito!  For those of you who have never had one, a  Mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, sparkling water and mint. The original Cuban recipe uses spearmint or yerba buena, a mint variety very popular in Cuba.  The combination of [...]

Champagne Brunch or Should We Serve Wine? What to Serve at a Brunch Party.
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Champagne Brunch or Should We Serve Wine? What to Serve at a Brunch Party.

Tweet this!Brunch’s can vary per person’s taste, it could include delicious sticky-sweet pancakes, spicy Mexican chilaquiles, or grilled steak with poached eggs. Whichever direction you favor, brunch is a leisurely meal and the perfect opportunity to pour a glass of Champagne or share a bottle of wine with friends. These pairings cover a number of [...]