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Freixenet Folly Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Contributed by: News Canada

Colourful cocktails and twists on traditions are the latest for Holiday 2002 (NC) - Celebrations with friends and family are a highlight of the holiday season, and for those who want to do it in style, there are a number of new trends to incorporate into this year’s party planning. From colourful champagne cocktails in the trendiest of hues, to new takes on perennial entertaining favourites, there are many ways for hosts and guests alike to liven up the party season.

Colour Your Holiday

Forget the traditional red and gold. Sarah Shuken, a Toronto-based entertaining expert, says fuschia, chartreuse, orange and white are the hot colours for this entertaining season. And, in partnership with Corby Distilleries Ltd., she provides some ideas on how to incorporate these colours into holiday parties:

Deck the halls with a Freixenet Folly

Shuken recommends greeting your guests with a Freixenet Folly Sparkling Wine Cocktail. This beverage is chartreuse in colour, making it the perfect welcome cocktail when served on a tray lined with fresh cranberries. Your guests will start feeling festive the moment they walk through your door.


  • 3/4 oz. Freixenet Cordon Negro sparkling wine
  • 1/3 oz. McGuinness Crème de Banane
  • 1/2 oz. McGuinness Blue Curaçao
  • 3 oz. lemonade
  • 1 fresh strawberry, quartered and shaken with d2ink


Combine ingredients and serve.

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