Sparkling wine is already a festive pour for a party, but here's an idea for making it a little more special: serve homemade fruit liqueur lollipops for guests to stir into their bubbly. It's an elegant, surprising take on the usual champagne cocktail.
This idea comes from the party-planning pros at Martha Stewart Weddings, who have a recipe for lollipops made with black currant, raspberry or peach liqueur that transform simple glasses of sparkling wine into fun versions of the classic Kir Royale, Kir Framboise and Kir Peche.
But the flavors don't have to stop there — we're thinking about experimenting with other fruit liqueurs like pear brandy, plum wine and homemade cranberry liqueur.
→ Get the recipe: Liqueur Lollipops at Martha Stewart
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