With winter break over and New Year’s Eve celebrations passing, there is sure to be an abundant of left over champagne, sparkling cider and other celebratory drinks lying around the house.

            While many choose to either dump out the drinks, these drinks can always be saved for a later time. Instead of just drinking them by themselves, there are a variety of ways to enjoy these beverages in different and delicious ways. Recipes are from allrecipes.com.

Champagne Peach Punch

Ingredients:

11.5 ounces peach nectar

6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate

1 / 4 cup lemon juice

1 / 2 cup peach schnapps

32 ounces carbonated water

3 bottles of champagne

 

Directions:

In a large punch bowl, combine peach nectar, orange juice concentrate, lemon juice and peach schnapps.

Mix well then add carbonated water and champagne.

Add ice, fruit or mint leaves for garnish.

 

Sparkling Cider Punch

Ingredients:

2 lemons

3 large oranges

6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate

1 liter club soda

2 bottles of sparkling cider

1 tablespoon white sugar

ice cubs

 

Directions:

Slice lemons and oranges into thin slices and then place them in a large punch bowl.

Slightly thaw lemonade concentrate and pour in.

Add and stir in club soda and sparkling cider, followed by adding sugar to taste.

 

Strawberry Champagne Punch

Ingredients:

1 bottle of champagne

2 liter chilled ginger ale

10 ounces frozen strawberries, partially thawed

 

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a punch bowl and gently stir.