Champagne makes the perfect hostess party gift and is also perfect for sharing special moments with friends and family during the holiday season. Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvee Champagne ($40) comes in a special red and gold tin lightbox that also doubles as a candle holder when you remove the champagne. Champagne embodies the holiday season and affordable luxury in every way. The stunning red and gold packaging is inspired by famed architect Jacques Ferrier’s design of the brand’s headquarters in Reims
Both the container and the lid can be used as candle holders and the cutouts let the light shine through to add sparkle to the any room enhancing the champagne experience with a holiday glow. The sparkling wine’s bold and balanced style has a crisp, fresh quality complemented by toasted notes and is sure to complement any holiday fare.
From Wine.com: “A structured, full-bodied and franc wine. A juicy, fleshy pear and golden grape texture. The finish narrows to citrus and grapefruit flavors. A wine with great fruit, a good mouthfeel and a harmonious balance.”
Here are some of our favorite champagne cocktails you can make and enjoy at your holiday party. Don’t forget the Piper-Heidsieck champagne.
Wild Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail
This drink was first served at the legendary Dorchestor Hotel, London in 2006; a Swanky hang out for the rich & famous where it remains the most popular Champagne cocktail on the menu. The flower will sit in the bottom of the champagne flute and slowly open up over 3-4 minutes. Decadent, divine & oh so classy, a new classic is born!
- Wild Hibiscus Flower Garnish
- 1/4 oz natural rose water
- 2/3 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
- Fresh Mint leaves
Muddle mint in the champagne flute & discard (squash some leaves around inside the glass). Place Wild Hibiscus Flower in bottom of glass & stand upright. Add rose water & some bruised torn mint pieces. Top with Champagne. Lastly, pour in the Hibiscus syrup which will graduate from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top.
Tip: pour syrup in first for a layered effect
Grand Champagne Cocktail
Recipe by Bobby Flay for the Food Network
- 4 shots orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 4 fresh strawberries, tops trimmed
- 1 bottle Champagne, well chilled
- Special equipment: 4 chilled Champagne flutes
Add the orange-flavored liqueur, honey and strawberries to a food processor and process until smooth. Fill the chilled glasses halfway with the strawberry mixture and then fill the rest of the glass with Champagne.