Bringing together tart and sweet, floral and fruity, this refreshing concoction owes its origin to the elderflower liqueur. Perfect for a summer get-together, it's guaranteed to delight.
This recipe for lavender Champagne is featured in the Fall 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.
Basil French 75
All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon. Try these cocktails: Mint-Ginger Caipiroska, Cilantro Negroni, Tequila-Thyme Lemonade
Lemon Sorbet with Prosecco
Inspired by a classic cocktail made with limoncello (a lemon liqueur) and Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), this incredibly refreshing dessert is a cinch to make. Serve with biscotti or your favorite Italian cookies.
Made with Champagne and creme de cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur), the classic French cocktail is fruity and refreshing. For a casual affair, serve your Kir Royales in stemless glasses.
Sorbet and Champagne Cocktail
The Champagne cocktail, an instant mood lightener, was the official drink of the "bright young things" who flitted through the novels of Evelyn Waugh. In this version, a scoop of sorbet takes the place of the traditional sugar and bitters and turns this classic into a delicious holiday slush.
Originated in Venice, Italy, this Champagne cocktail has become one of the most popular brunch drinks of all time. It's best made with fresh peach puree.
This fabulous recipe for a menning mimosa is a perfect cocktail to serve at any celebration.