Contributed by: NAPSA
Sparkling Ideas To Liven Up The Party
Having fun, toasting friends and celebrating an occasion-any occasion, be it a birthday, a new job, paying off a student loan or just a spot of nice weather-is one of the simple joys of life. And by planning ahead just a little, it can be easy to entertain at home, whenever you want to celebrate.
For instance, make sure the music selection fits both the occasion and the taste of those invited. (What would your hip-hop friends say about your collection of '80s hits?) Then, make a guest list that suits the affair; be sure to include an interesting mix of people that will have a lot to talk about.
Speaking of mixes, mixed drinks are always a popular choice for parties. Start with mixers-cola, club soda, fruit juices, etc.-and make sure the bar is well-stocked. For example, sparkling wines are a popular item to have on hand and domestic varieties can be a terrific way to let the bubbles flow without breaking the bank. They can be readily blended into such delightful drinks as Peach Bellinis and Apple Martinis.
Developed by Mumm Napa, Cuvee M is a luscious sparkling wine that holds the fresh fruit and decadent flavors that can only be found in the renowned vineyards of Napa Valley. Beautiful notes of ripe peaches, creamy vanilla and rich white chocolate create an exquisite sparkling wine to delight the palate and satisfy any occasion.
The following recipe is served in some of America's top restaurants and bars:
Fun and fruity mixed drinks can be a splendid treat at any kind of party. Fitting for Cuvee M's fresh blue look, this playful cocktail is to the tongue what a hot saxophone solo is to the ears.
Fill each flute 3/4 full with chilled champagne. Drop in gumballs, swirl and enjoy.
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