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How to Create the Perfect Champagne & Prosecco Bar

Updated: Dec 8, 2023


The anticipation for New Year's Eve is building up as the clock ticks closer to the end of the year. As we welcome the arrival of a new year, it is no secret that Champagne will be the drink of choice to commemorate the occasion. However, if you're like me and can't wait to bid farewell to 2023, you may already be planning your New Year's Eve celebration. But let's face it - any day suits a glass of bubbly. So, whether you're hosting a small get-together with friends, celebrating a loved one's birthday, or want to treat yourself to a well-deserved promotion, why not bring out the Champagne bar and raise a glass to life's precious moments? After all, we all have something to celebrate, mainly as we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the past year. So let's toast to our accomplishments and look forward to the future holds.


Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting a vision board party with some of my closest friends. I wanted to create a unique experience for them, so I prepared a champagne bar that would be an eye-catcher and a source of fun for everyone. My guests were impressed with the setup, and we had a great time creating different mixtures to go inside our Champagne glasses.

To make things more interesting, I decided to play around with different brands and price ranges of Champagne and prosecco. I got a bottle of Champagne from high to low and had the girls do a taste test to see which brands they liked the best. It was a split decision, as half preferred the dry Champagne while the other half enjoyed the sweet taste of the prosecco.

With a champagne bar, your guests can serve themselves, and you do not have to be a bartender. That's the best part of setting one up for your next gathering. As the host, you always want to mingle and not serve drinks to everyone, so this is a win-win situation for all.

If you're still deciding what Champagne to buy for your bar, visit your local wine store in your neighborhood. The store clerk should be able to explain the difference between each Champagne, from dry, very dry, to sweet and overly sweet. However, I went for the price range to make it more fun for my friends. I wanted everyone to judge the Champagne for taste, not because of the brand or price. So, for my bar set up, here are the bottles of Champagne and prosecco I purchased.




Moet Chandon Rose Imperial

Veuve Cliciquor

Korbel California Champagne Extra Dry

ALTANEVE

Mionetto Presecco

La Vostra Prosecco

MILLE


Here are a few tips on how to create your perfect Champagne Bar


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Champagne flutes

  • Large pitchers for your mixers of choice

  • Colorful, tasty garnishes (fruity finger foods)

  • This bar has so many unique combinations and options. You will have endless fun building your drink.




Plan to pair your Champagne and Prosecco with vibrant, fresh fruits and colorful juices. (for my set-up, I use Strawberry, Blue Berries, raspberries, and Blackberries.



For the juice, I set out OJ and Bloody Orange Juice (Tart-tasting drinks like OJ will balance the Prosecco’s sweeter, boozy, bubbly taste.


St. Germain is an ideal sweetener for a bottle of dry champagne. You want this a part of your Bar. Vodka and Gin are both great for a smooth added punch.

And to have fun with your bubbly, I add Cotton candy and Pop Rocks to the Bar, I guess it just the kid in me.




Directions: You want to chill your champagne on ice for at least one hour. Next, pour into a champagne flute. Add your favorite ingredients to your champagne. Enjoy. Cheers!




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