28 Easy Ways to Dress Up Cheap Champagne and Still Look Classy

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Gone are the days of politely smiling and cringing over sips of cheap Champagne. (We can't all provide cases of top-shelf bubbly when throwing award show watch parties!) Booze enthusiasts everywhere have come up with clever ways to garnish coupes and add doses of flavor to take this sparkling bevvy to the next level. Try these delicious concoctions using Champagne as your base.

Champagne-Soaked Strawberries

Champagne and Strawberries

Champagne and Strawberries

Champagne cocktail garnished with sliced strawberries.

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Jamie Grill

If you want a truly decadent experience, drop Champagne-soaked strawberries into your glass of bubbly. Simply fill a clean jar with fresh strawberries and cover with Champagne. Allow them to sit for about 24 hours. (For a shorter soaking time, you can poke holes into the berries.)

Have some leftover soaked berries? Pat them dry, then dip them in chocolate, whipped cream or vanilla frosting for a sinfully delicious snack.

Pink-Sugared Rim

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Mimosas don't have to be reserved for weekend brunch. This tangy cocktail combines the fruity flavors of pineapple and blood orange. My favorite part? The pink-sugared rim.

Rum + Fresh Mint

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This twist on the classic mojito makes it a perfect cocktail to ease into spring.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate Cocktails

Pomegranate Cocktails

Pomegranate cocktails with champagne.

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Michael Marquand

Sweeten up your sip with pomegranate juice and a spoonful of seeds that make it somehow feel...healthier.

Sorbet

Champagne With Sorbet

Champagne With Sorbet

Champagne with strawberry ice-cream and a mint garnish.

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Alexander Haase

Take dessert to a new level with this Champagne-sorbet float. Top a scoop of strawberry sorbet with Champagne and fresh mint, then watch the sorbet dissolve into a sea of bubbly bliss.

Sweet Tea Vodka

Savannah Fizz Cocktail

Savannah Fizz Cocktail

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She-N-He Photography

Take your Champagne celebration up a notch by mixing in some southern-style sweet tea vodka.

Fresh Herbs

Champagne and Sage

Champagne and Sage

Champagne coupe with a sage garnish.

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Michael Marquand

Dress up libations using clips straight from your garden. This classic coupe garnished with a simple sage leaf is the perfect way to celebrate your green thumb.

Berry Mix

Homemade Sparkling Sangria

Homemade Sparkling Sangria

Pick up fresh ingredients from your local market or fruit stand and say cheers to a great, casual evening with friends!

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ALX Creatives

Keep your hosting duties to a minimum with a batch of sparkling sangria featuring sweet, vibrant fruits. Raspberries, oranges and green grapes make this one a crowd-pleaser.

Raspberries + Mint

Limoncello Cocktail

Limoncello Cocktail

Sparkling raspberry limoncello cocktail perfect for refreshing supper sips.

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AlexPro9500

Hit 'em with something beautiful and refreshing, like a raspberry limoncello prosecco. Combine limoncello liqueur, prosecco, frozen raspberries and fresh mint for a sweet and bubbly surprise.

Citrus Twist

Pomegranate Mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa

Sweeten your holiday brunch with a refreshing mimosa made from pomegranate juice and a lemon twist.

Sometimes the simplest gesture can make the greatest impact. To create a citrus twist for a garnish, all you need is a fresh, ripe fruit (like a lemon or lime) and a sharp knife. (Look at this super easy tutorial.) Pop in your glass of Champagne, and cheers!

Fun Garnishes to Try

  • Candied ginger
  • Sugar cubes
  • Rock candy
  • Popsicles
  • Candied lemon rind
  • Whipped cream
  • Cotton candy
  • Spun sugar

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