Life is busy, and sometimes we don’t always have time to make a complex cocktail. For alternatives to mimosas, pair champagne and frozen pineapples with your favorite glassware. The chilled fruit will not only chill your champagne quickly but also serve as decor for your cocktail.
Decanters can instantly dress up open or half-finished bottles of spirits and add a measure of sophistication to that impromptu bar. To ensure a well-balanced look, create a grouping of decanters ranging in heights and in a variety of shapes.
Everyone loves a cocktail (or mocktail), and choosing one signature drink makes life easier for the hostess. Consider a crisp and refreshing pomegranate cocktail made with cold champagne and a splash of pomegranate juice. Or set out ingredients and let guests experiment with apple, pear, grape or even pineapple juice. Plan on at least three drinks per guest as most will alternate between wine, cocktails and water throughout the evening.
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