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Popping the Cork: Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails

Hi everyone! It’s Jackie from Jackie Fogartie Events. I am beyond thrilled to be contributing to the Bon Bon Rose Girls blog. When I first got involved in the wide world of blogging almost 4 years ago, Bon Bon Rose was one of the first blogs I fell in love with. As you can imagine, I’m over the moon to be sharing some champagne cocktails and entertaining/party tips and tricks with you!

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So a few things about me: I love hilarious things, Italian food, wine and champagne. I always thought champagne was a luxury, but now you can find bottles of bubbly at the store for under $12 which is a total steal! As an event and wedding planner, I happen to think there is always an excuse to celebrate, so I recommend having a bottle of champ in the fridge at all times – you never know when you need some bubbly in your day! Get creative with some different champagne combos that are super easy and elegant at the same time. Along with my friend and talented photographer Kristin Lequire, we staged a mini photo shoot with one main star: Champagne!

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Beyond the Mimosa
Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic mimosa. The orange juice and bubbly combo is the perf way to start any day! But if you’re looking to mix it up, pick your favorite juice and add it to the bubbly. Pomegranate is great for a splash of dramatic color and sweetness. My current fave is grapefruit. The dreamy citrus color and tart taste is the perfect complement to champ’s sparkly characteristics.

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

Fun garnishes
If you’re not into “complicating” your bubbly flavor with fruit juices, add a pop of beautiful color with raspberries, blueberries or any fruit of your choice. Set up a few different small bowls of fruit and let your guests pick their garnish of choice.

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

Fancy Set-up
If you’re having the gals over, welcome them with a chic set-up. Display your flutes on a pretty tray and if they don’t match, it’s even better! Hit up an antique store and pick out several different styles of flutes for a vintage look. Place your bubbly in an ice bucket and dress up the rest of the table with fruit garnishes and juices.

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

sparkling cocktails, champagne cocktails, mimosa party, bubbly

Don’t fret – any type of bubbly will do! From Prosecco to Cava, the types of sparkling wines or champagnes are simply endless but are always celebratory. Whether you are having you’re ladies over to mark a special occasion or just because it’s a Tuesday night, make champagne cocktails a part of the evening! Cheers!

Many thanks to Jackie! You can also find Jackie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.

  • Merriam Frank

    I must have been *meant* to look at this blog for the first time today — because if there’s anything that gets my attention in a hurry, it’s champagne!!! I’m a believer in any reason to celebrate, too. I keep all of my champagne corks & write on them what the occasion was, so I now have a funny collection ranging from “made it through the week” to “last day on that #*%$ job” to “champagne Thursday!” to “got new job, yay!” to “got the keys to new house” to “our wedding day”… it makes for a fun record! Anyway, these pictures are GORGEOUS and I now want to go straight from work to the store for some bubbly since I don’t currently have any at home!

    October 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm Reply
    • The BonBon Rose Girls

      I LOVE that! What a fun tradition!

      October 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Jackie Fogartie

    Thank you so much for featuring our fun mini shoot! Cheers!

    October 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm Reply
    • The BonBon Rose Girls

      Thank you for the gorgeous post! I totally want to set up a champers bar now!

      October 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    I am a sucker for champagne ANYTHING, so I’ll take one of each please!

    October 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Traci Blanchard

    I love champagne with Chambord. DELISH!

    October 7, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply
  • josie

    I worry about the calories..OMG

    October 30, 2013 at 4:56 am Reply
    • The BonBon Rose Girls

      Stick with a fruit garnish instead of mixing with juice! 🙂

      October 30, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Addie

    So good I had to pin it! =) great guest post!

    May 8, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply
    • BonBonRoseGirls

      Thanks! She’ll be contributing regularly around here and we are so lucky to have her!

      May 8, 2014 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Melissa Faye

    I wish champagne didn’t give me such a headache because these cocktails look delicious!

    Visiting from the Southern Girl Blog Group!


    May 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm Reply
    • BonBonRoseGirls

      Thanks for stopping by! You could always use sparkling grape or peach juice to make mocktails!

      May 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm Reply

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