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Happy happy new year, Delish Dish! Since I didn’t get to toast with all of you, I thought I’d share my favorite champagne-themed recipes this week! And also, who says New Year’s Eve has a monopoly on the bubbly drink?

For your next fancy gathering, try this Champagne Sorbet recipe! Thanks, Simply Recipes!

Pound cake will always remind me of my Grandma Peggy. She is the queen of the Sara Lee reheat, which is always incredible. Crazy for Crust‘s Champagne Pound Cake amps up those fond memories!

If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I adore pancakes in literally any form. So pair these Fluffy Strawberry and Champagne Pancakes with your leftover champagne for a great brunch recipe. Check out Veggie and the Beast for more great recipes!

Talking about “leftover” champagne (but really, who actually has leftover champagne), you’ll love this One-Pan Baked Champagne Cream Sauce Fettuccine with Truffle Oil from Half Baked Harvest!

Your next party won’t be complete until you serve Foodiecrush‘s Champagne Punch!


Cheers and happy 2015!


Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail on Delish Dish

The New Year is almost here!  I can’t believe my 2014 is wrapping up so soon.  It has been such a great year that I am a bit sad to see it leave me.  This year was filled with amazing experiences, opportunities and friends.  The only thing that is cheering me up is this Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail.

New Year’s Eve is always filled with the best cocktails around.  I love seeing the ingenuity and seasonal fruit shine in delicious holiday drinks.  When I started looking for a holiday drink to serve tomorrow, I was totally drawn in by this Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail on BHG’s site.

The beautiful color is gloriously festive, the bits of pomegranate are like perfect ruby pearls, and the beautiful bubbles scream celebration time!  I loved the drink as is but wanted to add a mimosa twist.

Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail on Delish Dish

Adding just a couple of tablespoons of fresh orange juice was just the ticket in creating the perfect holiday drink that could be served for brunch or your holiday party tomorrow!

I made these even more festive by serving them in fun martini glasses!  These were perfect for girly sipping because of the beautiful pink color.  And I love the bursts of deliciousness when I tasted a bit of pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate Orange Champagne Cocktail on Delish Dish

This is the perfect drink for getting your New Year up and running!  Serve this, and get 2015 off to a great start!

Apple Cider Punch Martini

I’m always on the lookout for unique ideas for cocktails Throw in a seasonal twist and that instantly makes it a winner in my book. As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches and get-togethers with family and friends abound, it’s always helpful to have a deliciously fresh cocktail idea in your back pocket when you hear you the doorbell ring.

Today I’m pulling inspiration from BHG’s recipe for Apple Cider Punch. Being a fan of the always classy martini, I’m upping the ante a smidge and turning this punch into a martini.

With an apple cider base, this martini is perfect for the fall. The touch of citrus gives it a flavor that is bright and fresh.

My favorite addition to this drink, however, is the splash of sparkling wine or champagne to finish it off. The bubbles dress this drink up for any fall holiday celebration.

To keep things simple, I garnished this martini with a few slices of fresh apple. I love the way the bubbles gather around the slices. It’s a clear sign that you are in for a treat. Now, let me tell you how to mix one of these up.

Here’s what you’ll need for one martini:
3 ounces apple cider
2 ounces orange juice
1 ounce vodka
Lemon wedge
1 ounce sparkling white wine or champagne
Fresh apple, sliced

In a shaker filled with ice, add apple cider, orange juice, vodka, and the juice from one lemon wedge. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, leaving room at the top for a splash of sparkling white wine. Float an apple slice or two in the martini as a garnish.

And that’s it, friends. A delicious martini with all the flavors of fall and a little bubbly to boot! It certainly will be a star at your next party.

Happy Mixing!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm

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