30 Days of Giving & Receiving: Wolfgang Puck’s DIY Champagne Cocktails

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Celebuzz continues to countdown the days to Christmas with some more holiday do-it-yourself ideas from celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck. Responsible for serving 1,500 of the Academy’s guests at the Governors Ball each year, Puck continues to delight Oscar winners, nominees and presenters with his delicious culinary bites and creative cocktails. “Celebrating the past, present and future of the industry and the Academy, the Governors Ball is always an unforgettable experience,” said Puck. “Awards season in Hollywood is coming up again. This year we poured over 1,000 bottles of champagne at the Academy Awards alone!”

Want to create a memorable experience at your party this holiday? Puck shares his A-list worthy tips for setting up a champagne cocktail station your guests won’t soon forget.

DIY Entertaining: Champagne Cocktail Station

Step One:
Set up your bar with a framed “recipe” for each cocktail.

Step Two:
Have a nice Prosecco or champagne ready to serve with various other ingredients.

Step Three:
Prepare a selection of garnishes like pomegranate seeds, thinly sliced citrus and mint leaf.

Champagne Cocktail Variations

-Prepare a seasonal, holiday version with pomegranate juice and crème de cassis, a sweet, dark red liqueur made from blackcurrants.

-To make a classic champagne cocktail is easy. Simply drop a sugar cube into a glass and pour the bubbly over it.

-Serve up Bellinis by using 2 ounces of peach nectar and 4 ounces of sparkling wine.

-Make a Kir Royale by mixing champagne and crème de cassis.
For more recipes and entertaining ideas, check out wolfgangpuck.com.

Stay tuned to Celebuzz, as we continue our 30 Days of Giving & Receiving.

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