Video: How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a KNIFE!
This is one of our all-time favorite party tricks and one of the quickest ways to make an impression on your guests...just make sure to aim the bottle away from the crowd!
*Below the video you'll find step by step instructions too!*
Step 1: remove the foil
Step 2: remove the wire cage, BUT KEEP YOUR THUMB ON THE CORK SO IT DOESN'T BLOW OFF EARLY!
Step 3: Hold the bottle in your non-dominant hand, cork facing away from you or anyone else.
Step 4: Turn the knife around so you'll be striking the bottle top with the BLUNT end. If you do it with the sharp end, you'll chip the knife blade.
Step 5: In ONE swift, strong motion run the back of the knife up the bottle neck all the 'through' the bottle top. *Your knife will catch the lip of the bottle top and 'pop' the bottle open.*
*Tip: to pop the top off clean and easy, make sure to be forceful with your strike, fully extend your arm and follow completely through with the motion.
Tip two: keep an eye on where the top goes...it makes an awesome magnet or souvenir!