In this easy 3-ingredient drink, elderflower liqueur amps up the floral side of bittersweet Suze.
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Suze is a French aperitif with a delicately bitter gentian root flavor. Its mild sweetness and hints of citrus and wildflowers make it a wonderful partner for sparkling wine, especially with the addition of a little elderflower liqueur.
This low-alcohol cocktail allows you to capture the essence of raspberries without all those little seeds.
This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs to boost the flavor of the pitcher drink.
The Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink, gets a sparkling makeover with Prosecco and tropical fruit-infused rum. Roasting the pineapple first adds rich, concentrated flavor to the infusion.
Real Champagne is one of our favorite wines on the planet. But sometimes you want bubbles on a budget, and Champagne's just not an option. We spoke to sommeliers from across the country and asked them what sparkling wines they recommend beyond Champagne.
Fizzy mixed drinks are a great place for affordable sparkling wines: extra ingredients like citrus juice, spirits, and liqueurs can cover up almost any less-than-perfect flavors. Looking for a little mixing inspiration? Here are 16 sparkling cocktail recipes we love.
This time of year, with store shelves stocked sky high with bubbly both delicious and um...not, wine shopping can be a little overwhelming. Here's my guide to some new favorites and old standbys, all $20 or less.
This new twist on a French 75 evokes the scent of an Oregon forest.
Tangerines and kumquats are highlighted in this wintry sangria, balanced by tart cranberries and the earthy, sharp flavors of ginger and black pepper.
8 delicious sparkling wines—from California, Italy, and France—at way less than half the price of vintage Champagne.
A splash of apple cider makes this drink appropriate for fall, and herbal, honeyed Benedictine is a natural mate.
Tart rhubarb and sweet, red strawberries are the perfect foil for fresh basil in this pretty spring cocktail.
Bright tropical mango and fresh squeezed orange juice are puréed together to make a quick base for this exotic brunch drink.
In this chic twist on the classic brunch drink, Aperol adds a beautiful blush color and a hint of bitterness to the mix.
There's serious potential for the mimosa outside of girly-drink territory. With a base of grapefruit juice and sparkling wine, this drink becomes much more complex and savory with a dose of Cynar.
You've seen bubbly brunch drinks before, but this tart lime variation, served at San Francisco's Nopa (one of our favorite Bay Area brunch spots) is a bit unusual, made with herbal Green Chartreuse and maraschino liqueur to sweeten.
At first glance, it appears to be a simple combination of gin and grapefruit juice with a splash of sparkling wine. When one tastes more attentively, hibiscus tea's tart and floral nature come through.
There aren't many more perfect pairings than sparkling wine with sushi, fried chicken, or mac and cheese. Here are our 15 favorite non-Champagne sparklers under $25—perfect for a classy celebration.