Nothing feels quite as festive as raising a cheerful toast with an elegant flute of bubbly, but good champagne can be pricey. Our sweet and fruity faux champagne is the ideal celebratory alternative. It’s not only delicious, but, with only three simple ingredients, is also much more affordable than champagne or sparkling wine.
You can whip this up in just a few minutes for impromptu get-togethers, and it’s suitable for guests of all ages. Light and refreshing, it tastes great with any menu. Its balance of sweet and tart pairs well with cake, without a sugar overload.
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This is an ideal drink for baby showers, a toasting beverage for kids at a wedding or on New Year’s Eve, or an option for those who don’t indulge in alcohol but want something more special than humdrum cola or water.
We present our faux champagne in pretty flutes with fresh grapes as a garnish, but it also looks lovely when served in a punch bowl with a frozen-juice ice ring.
We chose the smooth flavor of white grape juice mixed with a citrusy burst of orange juice, but you can experiment with your favorite juices. Cherries, raspberries and pineapple cubes also make nice garnishes.
If you want to save a few calories, try using diet ginger ale and your favorite sugar-free drink mix or some flavored sparkling water. You can even choose your juice based on your favorite color theme or to match your table setting!
Suitable for kids, teens and budgets, it’ll leave you with empty glasses at the end of your party — always a sure sign of a good time had by all.
- 2 ounces white grape juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- Ginger ale
- Frozen white grapes
- Pour white grape juice into champagne flute.
- Pour orange juice on top of grape juice.
- Top with ginger ale and stir.
- Garnish with frozen grape on spear and add festive straw.
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