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Planning a neighborhood meet-and-greet, important business event, special brunch or wedding reception?

A Champagne Bar is an easy, fun and convenient addition to the regular beer and wine menu selections for any party.

It’s also a classy touch at a very affordable price. With a Champagne Bar, you don’t have to use a French champagne that costs $40 or more per bottle. (Save that bottle for another time.)  For this bar, you can use a value champagne or sparkling wine but still offer guests a delicious cocktail.  

The traditional Mimosa or a classic Kir Royal are great cocktail choices, but you can offer your guests a little more variety.  Setup is easy—use a banquet table and cover it with a tablecloth. Flowers are always a nice touch too. 

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COCKTAIL RECIPE CARDS
Below are printable recipe cards using the Mathilde Cordials. The cards also include information about each Cordial and its flavor profile.

(Click each card to open a PDF. All of the cards can be printed using a standard Avery card template #8315.)

OPTION 1 – Stack multiple cards neatly in front of the juice or cordial to be used.
OPTION 2 – Put all of the cards (multiple versions of each) in a punch bowl and have guests draw for their drink.

Bonus: The recipe cards can also be taken by guests to create their favorite(s) at home.

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CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
You should always use glassware for this instead of plastic flutes. Riedel Glassware is the recommended option.

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FRESH FRUIT
Fresh seasonal fruit can be added to the cocktails or used as garnish, and fresh fruit centerpieces add pop to your table.

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CHAMPAGNE / SPARKLING WINE
A bottle of sparkling wine (Toso Brut recommended) should be in an ice bath and kept very cold. Have a few other bottles pre-chilled and ready.

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JUICES
Think beyond orange juice and provide your guests with flavorful alternatives like apple, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach or a fruit blend.

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CORDIALS
The French company Pierre Ferrand offers Mathilde Cordials; a complete line of artisan fruit cordials at a very reasonable price (around $14 each). The flavors include peach, black currant, pear, raspberry and orange. They come in 375 ml bottles and blend perfectly with champagne and sparkling wine.

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FRESH FLOWERS
Either from the floral shop or picked from your yard, fresh flowers always add a nice touch to any occasion.