Hot Champagne How-Tos

How To: Mix a Prosecco Champagne cherry nova

Not sure what to serve at your next cocktail party? Why not try a decadent champagne drink that can accompany any chocolate dessert? In this how-to video Lee twists a classic Champagne Cherry Nova. Everyone is sure to enjoy this Prosecco Champagne and cherry liqueur.

How To: Make a French 75 Cocktail

Learn how to make Gerry Calabrese's French 75 cocktail. This is a champagne cocktail, invented in WW1 and named after the French 75 mm gun which was renowned for its kick. You will need a lemon, gin, champagne. sugar syrup, ice cubes, a cocktail shaker, strainer, knife or canal, juicer, and a champagne flute or similar glass. Make a French 75 Cocktail.

How To: Revive flat champagne with raisins

Champagne or sparkling wine is a great treat during a celebration, but what if your champagne is a little dull? It may be flat… a little too old to savor the taste. But there is a remedy. If your champagne or sparkling wine has become flat, simply drop a few raisins into the bottle to revive the bubbles. Cheers!

How To: Mix a Blue Velvet cocktail with curacao and champagne

Want to make a Blue Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Mix a Prosecco champagne and amaretto cocktail

Not sure what to serve at your next holiday party? Don't settle for just plain old champagne. In this how to video James makes a classic sparkling wine cocktail to accompany a praline chocolate. Watch as he livens up the Prosecco champagne with a hint of amaretto to bring out the flavors of the nutty praline.

How To: Open a champagne bottle like a pro

Chef Jason Hill tells us how to open a champagne bottle without much noise safely. Before opening the bottle make sure it is chilled to about 45 to 50 degrees. You can fill a bucket with half ice cubes and half chilled water and chill it for 30 minutes or you can refrigerate the bottle for 3 hours .When the bottle is chill remove it and dry it with a towel and carefully remove the foil with the wired wood intact. Grab the neck of the bottle with your left hand and place your thumb over the co...

HowTo: Behead a Champagne Bottle With a Saber (AKA Gnarly Sword)

There's a couple things you can do to prepare for New Year's Eve this year: stock up on your cocktail recipes, make black-eyed peas (AKA Hoppin' John), or find some fireworks to enjoy. Now add one more tradition to the list: sabrage. The practice dates all the way back to the days of Napoleon, when the cavalry would saber bottles of champagne with their bayonets on the battlefield after a victory. Below, three instructional videos on beheading your bottle.

How To: Mix a Champagne Rita with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and champagne

Want to make a Champagne Rita like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Make a Lady Joy cocktail with champagne

this cocktail is called Lady Joy. Its a cocktail for new years eve parties. it is a blue colored cocktail which consists of lemon rum, blue curacao and champagne. First take a champagne glass and fill it up with 3 oz. of lemon rum. Then add another 3 oz. of blue curacao which will give the drink a blue color and an orange flavor. Finally add champagne as to fill up the glass and top it up with some lemon zest. Its a more fancy option of serving drinks at your party.

How To: Mix a classic champagne cocktail

In this episode of "The Cocktail Spirit," Robert Hess mixes up a classic champagne cocktail and relates some cocktail history. You will need champagne, bitters, and lemon for garnish. Learn how to mix a champagne cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How To: Make a Kir Royal cocktail

A step by step guide to creating the perfect Kir Royal cocktail; a delicious champagne based drink infused with a subtle hint of black currant. You will need champagne, creme de cassis, a champagne glass, and a spoon. Make a Kir Royal cocktail.

How To: Make a raspberry champagne cocktail

A twist on the mimosa, this recipe uses muddled raspberries instead of orange juice. In addition to the raspberries and champagne, you will also need some ice and a splash of St. Germain elderflower liquer. Pour into a tulip glass and enjoy! Make a raspberry champagne cocktail.

How To: Make Bobby Flay's Oscar cocktail: Sparkling Pear

Bobby Flay is going to show us how to make an amazing drink, fitting for a prestigious set of guests. This non-expensive drink, fitting for a king, is called the 'Sparkling Pear Cocktail', and who better to show us how to make it than Bobby Flay? Do this with your own champagne or sparkling wine, and its simple, only a few ingredients needed. Just your drink, a pear, and some pear nectar. Fill your glass about 1/3rd the way with pear nectar, pour slowly and let it mix, now simply slice a pear...

How To: Makea Bois de Rose champagne cocktail for brunch

The fruity nature of this drink makes it a good choice for a brunch cocktail, or any time you want something sweet and tangy. To make this drink, you need: 1/2 ounce bitter orange liquer (such as Aperol), ice, 1 ounce dry gin, 1/2 ounce elderflower liquer (such as St Germain), juice of 1/4 a lemon, rose Champagne or sparkling wine and an orange peel garnish. Makea Bois de Rose champagne cocktail for brunch.

How To: Mix a Black Velvet cocktail with champagne and Guinness

Want to make a Black Velvet like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Make a champagne ginger cocktail

Bartender Gene shows you how to make a unique, healthy, ginger infused cocktail. Simmer 1/2 cup water, sliced, fresh ginger and sugar to make a ginger infused syrup. Remove from heat, let cool, then add 1/2 cup vodka and refrigerate. When your syrup is cool, strain out the ginger and throw it away. Place candied ginger at the bottom of the glass and pour in about a tablespoon of the syrup. Top off with sparkling wine and serve. Follow these easy steps to create a celebratory, unique, good for...

How To: Make a Bellini

Invented in 1948 at Harry's Bar in Venice, the Bellini's name honors the sheer pink shades in the work of Italian painter Giovanni Bellini. It's also a great drink to celebrate slightly lesser art forms—like, say, brunch.

How To: Make a Bellini cocktail

We've come to Meet Bar in London. Head Bartender Gerry Calabrese is going to show us how to make a Bellini, a refreshing fusion of champagne and peaches. All you need is champagne or sparkling wine, peaches for the peach puree, a long spoon, a champagne glass, and a blender. Make a Bellini cocktail.

How To: Open a Champagne bottle with class

The loud pop and a flying cork are not the goals. This video from CHOW.com shows you how to open a bottle of bubbly without showering your guests or wasting the lovely contents of the bottle. You need to have a knife to cut off the foil. Cover with a towel to keep it safe. You don't want to pull the cork. You want to twist it for the faint hissing sound. No pops here!

How To: Open a bottle of champagne

The trick is to pop the cork with style and flair—and without creating a dangerous projectile. You will need a cold bottle of champagne, a towel, a bucket of ice water, and salt (table or rock). Tip: To speed up the chilling process, ass cold water and a little salt. Watch this video to learn how to open a bottle of champagne.

How To: Mix The French 75

Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the French 75. The French 75 is a classic Sunday brunch drink which was created in New Orleans. This is a unique cocktail that uses gin and champagne as a base!

How To: Open a champagne bottle

Have you ever wondered about the bubbles in Champagne? How about how to open the bottle, or how about that famous party trick of opening the Champagne bottle with a saber? Join The Classic Wines Minute as they answer these questions and more.

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