Let Champagne Cocktails Add Old Hollywood Glam to your Evenings Out

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Try these 7 prosecco and champagne cockatails in dubai

Ah, champagne. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. What is a night of celebration without them. Nothing can really beat them. And, if you are in the mood to celebrate a special occasion or perhaps you just want to indulge in some good old-fashioned frivolity and high-jinks, bubbles will be your drink of choice.

However, while a glass of bubbly is lovely, we here at Keep Dining, have a predilection for champagne cocktails. They are the epitomy of glamour and we just love them. Now, of course, there are the two mainstay classics that pop-up time and time again: Buck’s Fizz and the Bellini and if you’re feeling peachy you have to try a Bellini; it is simplicity itself. Made with peach puree and champagne, it is the ultimate cocktail that is summer in a glass. However, my still personal favourite is the old classic Champagne Cocktail also known as the “tongue-waggler” as it loosens one’s tongue so that gossip is bound to spill out. Taking a sugar cube, you pour a shot of brandy or cognac over it and then top up with champagne with a maraschino cherry for garnish or a slice of orange peel. However, just beware of anyone who is being a tad overenthusiastic in feeding you a couple of these because they are probably looking to get you to spill the beans on someone or something!

In Dubai, there are plenty of bars that offer a great deal of champagne cocktails. Some have more of a contemporary twist and others are more classic. We have rounded up a few of our favourites so that you can try them too.

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Bar 44

Sleek and modern, this bar is uber-luxe and served chilled (in the best way possible). Part of the Grosvenor House Hotel, it is swanky and oozes class and with an extensive drinks menu. And, while there is plenty to try, we recommend a couple of the champagne cocktails that are distinctive and inspired.

I don’t know what it is about passion fruit but I think it is physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when sipping anything containing it. The Passiflora will set you back a cool 175 AED but it is worth it. Made with Ketel One vodka, it packs a bit of a wallop, but the flavours balance out nicely with the brut champagne and the tart, sweetness of the passion fruit.

The other I would not hesitate to recommend is the Scheherazade which contains…wait for it…grappa and fresh pieces of pineapple. Love. Love. Love. It is a bit of a party starter so only drink one if you in the mood to continue the night or get the vibe going into overdrive.

Bahri Bar

Over at the Mina a’ Salaam, situated overlooking the waterways is Bahri Bar. We love heading here for ladies’ night on a Tuesday where you receive 3 complimentary drinks. However, one of the loveliest and best kept secrets is there cocktails called Pure Romance. Made with blood orange, Prosecco and homemade raspberry syrup, this cocktail is gorgeous and will inspire you after a long day at the office. At only 65 AED we think it is an absolute steal.

Bussola

Ah, this place. Probably one of the most romantic spots in the city and perfect for sundowners, their Peach Prosecco cocktail deserves a mention. Although there are a few other notable ones on the menu, we love this one. It energizes and inspires with its peach schnapps, lemon, mint and passionfruit and prosecco. Full of bubbles and fun!

Bazxar

Down the heart of the DIFC, this trendy little spot offers all you need. They have a few sparking cocktails on the menu, and you can try the classic Bellini here. However, I strongly recommend their own take on the classic called the Bazxar Royal. Using crème de mure (blackberry) and berries they have come up with something that is slightly on the slightly tartier side of things but nonetheless delicious. And, it won’t break the bank at 68 AED.

Vault

In Business Bay, situated on the 71st and 72nd floors of the JW Marriott Marquis is Vault. Breathtaking views of the city are guaranteed and this is a great place for a date or ladies night. These guys are serious about their menus and delivering quality, so you have lots to choose from. The Sundowner is made using prosecco valdo, pinky vodka, cranberry juice and cranberry bitters. But my ultimate is the Moneypenny. Deliciously crafted, it contains Luc Belaire Rose Champagne along with crème de mure, grenadine and a few other things. Try one. Now. You won’t regret it.

Now, if on the other hand, you after something more WOW and don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your own home, consider inviting Tonique Consultancy to entertain your guests at your next dinner party. Their Champagne Experience will take you through a champagne tasting session and teach you how to make your own champagne cocktails including Kir Royal and French 75 so that you can impress your future guests time and time again. It is great fun and before you know it, you and your guests will be up behind the bar making cocktails as if you have been doing it all your lives.

So, get out there and try a few of these awesome cocktails. Be sure to comment and let us know what you think of them.

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