Cocktails
Fizzy cocktails

Fizzy cocktails

Holiday season is the best time of the year for enjoying Champagne and sparkling wine. Festive and chic, sparkling drinks served as an aperitif or for toasting the new year set the tone, plunging guests into the celebratory spirit. This year, why not trade in the traditional flute of Champagne for a sparkling wine–based cocktail? Effervescence always adds a fun touch to cocktail recipes.

1.­ Holidays bubbles

With its beautiful golden colour and flavours of almonds, blackcurrant and citrus, this elegant cocktail will charm your guests.

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2. Rasptini

Nothing says Christmas like this red cocktail featuring sparkling wine, raspberry and citrus.

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3.­ Aristocrat

Give your gathering a royal air with this herbaceous cocktail. It’s a sure bet for pleasing gin-lovers!

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4.­ Christmas star

Pomegranate and starfruit season is in full swing—here’s a cocktail highlighting these captivating flavours.

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5.­ Bellini

Everyone loves a Bellini! Venice’s iconic cocktail offers peachy flavours that are perfect for serving a crowd at brunch. If you don’t have time to make your own peach purée, just pick up a commercially made peach nectar.

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Three bubblies perfect for cocktails

To create effervescent cocktails, choose sparkling wines marked with the taste tag FRUITY AND VIBRANT. Since they are on the dry side, these wines create balance in sparkling liquor-based cocktails.

Choose affordable sparkling wines, since trying to impress your guests with a refined Champagne will only result in the fine wine’s subtle aromas being camouflaged by the other cocktail ingredients.

Here are three ideal possibilities for cocktail-ready sparkling wines, available at practically all SAQ outlets:

An organic option that’s always a crowd-pleaser!

Parés Baltà Cava Brut

$16.95

Parés Baltà Cava Brut

750 mlSpain
Parés Baltà Cava Brut

Parés Baltà Cava Brut

$16.95

750 mlSpainSAQ code : 10896365

 

This sparkling wine from Luxembourg suits any occasion!

Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L'Écusson Brut

$19.95

Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L'Écusson Brut

750 mlLuxembourg
Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L'Écusson Brut

Bernard-Massard Cuvée de L'Écusson Brut

$19.95

750 mlLuxembourgSAQ code : 95158

 

An economical classic!

Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut

$12.90

Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut

750 mlHungary
Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut

Hungaria Grande Cuvée Brut

$12.90

750 mlHungarySAQ code : 106492

 

Discover other Champagne and sparkling wine suggestions for the holidays at SAQ.com

 

+Discover more tips for unique and memorable New Year’s Eve parties.

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