A Toast to Sparkling Cocktails

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'Tis the season for good tidings and cheer, tasty food, and of course delicious drinks. This winter, MARTINI shares festive cocktail recipes to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year with style and flair. Whether you're playing hostess to a large gathering or sharing a quiet toast for two, these bubbly cocktails are pure yuletide perfection.

MARTINI Poinsettia Punch
2 1/2 cups MARTINI Asti
2 cups MARTINI Rosato
1 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
3/4 cup club soda
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
In a large, festive punch bowl, stir together chilled MARTINI Rosato, pomegranate juice, club soda, lemon juice and simple syrup. Serve in tumblers filled with ice, top with Martini Asti and gently mix in MARTINI Asti to punch bowl. Garnish each glass with a lemon wheel and star anise.

More recipes below the fold.

Angel's Dessert
2 oz MARTINI Rosato
1 oz Cream
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 strawberries
In a mixing glass middle 3 sliced strawberries. Add MARTINI Rosato, cream and simple syrup and shake vigorously. Strain into a cordial glass and garnish with halved strawberry.

Rosato Toast
2 oz MARTINI Rosato
1 oz clove infused simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
MARTINI Asti
Pour MARTINI Rosato, simple syrup and lemon juice into a champagne flute. Stir and top with MARTINI Asti. Garnish with shaved cinnamon.