5 Festive Champagne Cocktails to Celebrate

Clementine 75
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From classics like the French 75 to mash-ups like Champagne Holiday Punch, cocktails with bubbles are just more fun. Here are five of our favorite Champagne-forward cocktail recipes for big celebrations.

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French 75

French 75

Mixologists around the world make this fizzy, lemony drink with gin, but New Orleans bartenders opt for cognac. It's a refreshing twist on an old classic.

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Marasca Fizz

Marasca Fizz
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For this Champagne cocktail, pitted sweet cherries are soaked in an anise-infused syrup.

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Sour Cherry-Yuzu Bellinis

Sour Cherry-Yuzu Bellinis

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's effervescent sour cherry cocktail calls for yuzu juice (from the bumpy-skinned Japanese citrus fruit) for a citrus kick; a mix of tangerine and lime juices nearly matches yuzu's flavor.

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Champagne Holiday Punch

Champagne Holiday Punch
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Mixologist Erick Castro created this sparkling punch. It's terrifically light, but the malted grain–based genever adds whiskey-like depth.

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Orange Liqueur Mimosa

Mimosas
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We're giving classic mimosas a twist by swapping out the traditional orange juice with splashes of homemade orange syrup and orange liqueur. When preparing the mimosas, make sure the syrup and Champagne are cold; chilled sparkling wine retains its bubbles better, resulting in a cleaner finish with less of a foamy mousse at the top of the drink.

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