Dress Up Your Bubbly With 5 Quick and Easy Champagne Garnishes

It's sparkling cocktail season! Here's how to dress up yours.
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When it comes to hosting, I’m all about making the party look like a million bucks without putting a significant amount of effort into it. Your company is likely coming because of you and those around you, so the food and drinks are just a bonus. Hence, today’s post: dressing up a store-bought bottle of champagne with tasty garnishes … in seconds. I’m serious. I prepped most of these the night before, then popped them in the glass right before our holiday party shoot. Voila! You’ll basically have five fun drink options for your guests right from one bottle.

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Our Five Garnishes:

  1. Star Fruit
  2. Gold Sugar Sprinkles
  3. Candied Cranberries, Raspberries and Blueberries on Skewers
  4. Rosemary Sprigs and Pomegranate Seeds
  5. Rock Candy
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Keri sips on champagne garnished with rosemary and pomegranate, while Kristen drinks the party’s signature cocktail.

Photo by: Jason Kisner © 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Keri sips on champagne garnished with rosemary and pomegranate, while Kristen drinks the party’s signature cocktail.

For the Star Fruit Garnish: Slice the star fruit while on its side into 1/2-inch thick slices, and then cut a slit halfway down the middle so the star can sit on the rim of the champagne glass.

For the Gold Sugar Sprinkles: Sprinkle gold sugar onto a plate. Wet the rim of each champagne glass, then dip into the sprinkles so the rim is entirely covered.

For the Candied Fruit Skewers: Skewer assorted fresh fruits (cranberries, blueberries, raspberries) on a small wooden stick. Rinse with water, then generously sprinkle with sugar. Freeze until ready to use.

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Marianne drinks champagne flavored with orange rock candy.

Photo by: Jason Kisner © 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Marianne drinks champagne flavored with orange rock candy.

For the Rosemary and Pomegranate: Sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds into the champagne, then top with a fresh sprig of rosemary.

For the Rock Candy: Put a rock candy stick or rock candy crystals (any flavor you desire) into a champagne glass. Pour champagne over the rock candy in the glass. Watch the drink fizzle and the color change. Soon, the drink will take on a sweet, candy-like taste.

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