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How To Make an Epic DIY Champagne Cocktail Bar

By Devon O'Brien, February 10, 2017 - 9:53am

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Champagne Cocktail Bar

Nothing says celebration quite like a refreshing and fizzy glass of Champagne. But for all the glitzy occasions in your life (I'm looking at you Galentine's Day and The Oscars) step up your game with a do-it-yourself cocktail bar. I like to set out all the fixins for a great cocktail but let my guests be their own mixologists. Everyone has a fun time coming up with their own signature cocktail and it takes the pressure off me to be mixing and serving all night long. Here's what you'll need for a dazzling Champagne cocktail spread plus four festive drink ideas to try.

The Bar Necessities

• Cocktail Shaker
• 2 oz. Shot Glass or Jigger
• Champagne Flutes & Coupe Glasses
• Ice Bucket, for chilling
• Muddler
• Citrus stripper (for zesting and twists)

The Alcohol

• Champagne and/or Prosecco
• Gin
• Vodka
• Elderflower Liquor

The Mixers

• Juice (try orange, pomegranate and cranberry)
• Seltzer
• Simple syrup (try this version made with honey, ginger and rosemary)

The Garnishes

• Fresh herbs (try mint and rosemary)
• Fresh fruit (such as pomegranate arils, citrus and berries)
• Raw turbinado sugar
• Sorbet
• Decorative ice cubes made with juice and herbs (Make them yourself, it's easy!)

Ice Cubes

Just for Fun!

• Cocktail Napkins
• Glitzy wine glass charms
• Festive cocktail stirrers
• Colorful paper straws

Not so sure where to start? Try one of these skinny cocktail ideas:

Rosemary-Ginger French 75

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Float

Mimosas with Juice Ice Cubes

Watch: How to Make Champagne Cocktails 4 Ways

TAGS: Devon O'Brien, Food Blog

Devon O'Brien
Devon O’Brien is the Digital Food Editor for EatingWell.

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