Always Celebrate with Champagne Cocktails.
It’s time to think ahead—are you prepared for the upcoming, non-stop party season? It’s always a party if it involves the bubbly, so pick up a copy of CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS—50 CORK-POPPING CONCOCTIONS AND SCINTILLATING SPARKLERS BY AJ Rathbun, from The Harvard Common Press. Coming to shelves this October, Rathbun is here to help you take your party to the next level. Move beyond the Bellini (covered in the book as well) to the Black Velvet (stout beer with champagne) to an Italian treat called Chiarlo de Luna—a blend of pineapple, rosemary, orgeat syrup and prosecco. Rathbun gives a great range of cocktails, from two-ingredient refreshers to more complicated mixes for experienced bartenders. Champagne Cocktails by AJ Rathbun is $13 in stores and online.