From completing on a new home or being given a promotion at work, or simply thanking someone for a kind gesture, an unexpected glass of champagne can help turn an event into a special occasion to remember.
As a way of helping, we’ve collected together some of our top tips on how to add extra sparkle to your celebration – whether it’s trying your hand at creating a sumptuous champagne cocktail, finding a delicious dish to suit your occasion, or even how to use champagne as a recipe ingredient to really wow your friends and family.
Champagne cocktail recipes
Ever tried making champagne cocktails as a special treat? We’ve compiled some of our favourite ways to add a twist to your champagne.
A recipe for every occasion
From a happy birthday, to a graduation, the arrival of a new baby, an anniversary or a retirement, there are all sorts of wonderful occasions to mark with a glass of champagne. However, planning the food to accompany your champagne can sometimes be left an afterthought.
Fret not, we have come up with some enticing recipe suggestions to suit these different occasions and inspire some fantastic food to celebrate your special time!
No birthday celebration is complete without a scrumptious sweet treat and some candles. Champagne isn’t best paired with cake, so for a scrumptious alternative, try this indulgent fruit tart with some bubbles for pure birthday bliss.
Take-away fish and chips is a great ‘just moved in’ dinner but, if your friends are fed up of being surrounded by boxes and they long for a home-made dinner, why not invite them over for a fantastic home-made lobster supper instead? That way, you won’t have the trouble of trying to hunt down champagne flutes either!
Why not celebrate a university graduation with this tasty Superfood dish that full of brain-boosting nutrients?
If you’re planning on thanking someone with champagne, consider adding this chicken recipe with a twist to the occasion to make it even more memorable.
Steak is the ultimate treat and a new job seems a fitting time to devour some prime, succulent beef. The steak and Bèarnaise sauce recipe above is perfect to enjoy with champagne.
As Italian food is typically associated with romance, this indulgent treat is a ‘must have’ to accompany your champagne celebration.
Finger foods are the perfect accompaniment for party events and won’t be too filling alongside the champagne. This recipe is simple to create and looks great laid out on a platter.
Pies are a traditional favourite among all generations so this recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Great served with seasonal vegetables.
Cooking with champagne
Champagne can also be used in cooking as a complementary ingredient to add a touch of class to your meal. For dishes that will get your guests talking, why not try adding a splash of bubbly to a dinner party course?