Champagne cocktails are great party starters and social drinks. You can experiment with different flavors that will entertain and surprise your guests. Champagne can be combined with wines, brandies, liquors to give it a twist. A champagne cocktail is always a good choice if you want to cool down during hot summer days or simply indulge your senses while you relax to your favorite album.
We have prepared a complete list of champagne cocktails that are clever, fancy and extremely delicious!
1. Delicious Aristocratic Sparkling Punch
This cocktail is perfect if you are entertaining. Part champagne, part punch, it will make every party a great success. It combines three types of alcohol: champagne, burgundy wine, and brandy topped with sweet fruits that will make this cocktail feel and taste fuzzy and delicious.
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 bottle burgundy -- red burgundy
· 4 ounces brandy -- brandy
· 2 bottles Brut champagne
· 1-quart sparkling water
· 2 orange(s)
Pour the burgundy in a punch bowl and dissolve ½ cup sugar (or less, depending on how sweet you want it). Add the brandy, stir, and then pour the champagne and the sparkling water. Mix it all together for a few seconds. Put a block of ice in the middle of the bowl and decorate it with strawberries or raspberries. Finally, cut the oranges into thin slices and let them float in the punch.
2. The Explosive Atomic Cocktail
A blast from the past – simple, powerful and exciting the atomic cocktail will make your party unforgettable. This cocktail uses brandy and manages to deliver a strong punch. The sherry and the champagne tone everything down, achieving a great balance between sweet and bitter.
· 1 1/2 ounces vodka
· 1 1/2 ounces brandy – brandy (a high-quality French cognac)
· 1 teaspoon sherry (Amontillado or Oloroso)
· 1 1/2 ounces
Stir the vodka, brandy, and sherry with cracked ice. Use a strainer to strain the mix into a chilled cocktail glass. Add 1 ½ to 2 ounces of chilled champagne.
3. The Fiery French 75
Said to have the same fire as a French 75mm field gun, this champagne cocktail will give you and your guests a real kick! Gin and champagne in one glass - the perfect start for a great party.
· 2 ounces gin -- London dry gin
· 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
· 1/2 ounces lemon juice
· 5 ounces Brut champagne
In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice and syrup. Add cracked ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne. For the garnish, peel a lemon and curl the peel around your finger to create a twist. Garnish the drink with it and enjoy!
4. Golden Fuzzy Mimosa
A light, feel-good drink, the mimosa will brighten every Sunday afternoon. A refreshing, drink the Mimosa is perfect for any social gathering, but it is also a special treat that can be enjoyed alone in your favorite place.
· 2 ounces of fresh orange juice
· Crushed ice
Add a bit of crushed glass on the bottom of your champagne flute. Pour the orange juice and fill the glass with champagne.
5. Kir Royal
A simple variation of the classic French Kir cocktail, this combination uses champagne instead of white wine, hence the name Royal. A great aperitif, the Kir Royal should be served before a delicious dinner.
· 3 ounces (9 parts) champagne
· 0.3 ounces (1 part) crème de cassis
· Champagne flute
Pour the crème de cassis into the champagne flute then fill with champagne to the top.
6. The Classic Champagne Cocktail
Nothing beats a classic cocktail. The champagne cocktail is a staple of American culture and it will make a strong impression at every party. Strong, elegant and delicious, this is a cocktail to savor!
· Chilled Champagne
· 0.3 ounces of Cognac
· 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
· 1 sugar cube
· Orange/lemon peel (optional)
Sprinkle a dash of Angostura onto the sugar cube. Drop the cube in the champagne flute and pour the cognac. Fill the flute with chilled champagne. If you want, you can garnish the drink with lemon or orange peel.
7. The Rich Golden Doublet
The cocktail was created by Joe Gilmore In 1973 to celebrate the wedding of Princess Anne to captain Mark Phillips. It is a rich and royal drink, easy to make and delicious too. Perfect for an evening party or just a catch-up with old friends.
· 3 parts Orange juice
· 1 part Lime Juice
· 1 part Grand Marnier
Shake the ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a champagne flute and fill-up with Champagne.
8. Death in the Afternoon – Taking the Bull by the Horns
Said to be invented by Hemingway, this cocktail can deliver a strong punch. Simple, yet potent, do not drink too many of these as your afternoon can become very cloudy.
· 1 ounce of Absinthe (or if not available, you can use Absente or Pernod)
Pour the absinthe into the champagne flute and then fill with chilled champagne. Garnish with a raspberry.
9. The Twinkle – fresh and exciting!
If you want something that looks good and tastes magnificent, try out the Twinkle, a modern cocktail invented by bar legend Tony Conigliaro. This drink is soft, sparkling and able to make everything a twinkle!
· 0.8 ounces vodka
· 0.5 ounces elderberry cordial
Shake the vodka and the cordial together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a flute and fill with champagne. For garnish, use a lemon twist.
10. The Moonwalk – for a trip to the moon and back!
The moonwalk is yet another cocktail that will remain in history. It was invented by the legendary Joe Gilmore to commemorate the 1969 moon landing and it was enjoyed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on their return. Fuzzy and sweet, the moonwalk is a great champagne cocktail that it is sophisticated but easy to make.
· 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
· 1 oz. orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier
· 3 drops rose water
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and then pour in the grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and the rose water. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute. Top-up with champagne and enjoy your trip among the stars!
11. Platinum Sparkle – Style and Taste in one Glass!
This champagne cocktail will make every party sparkle. Sweet and sour, the platinum sparkle looks amazing and has a unique flavor. The balance between sour, sweet and bitter is perfect in this cocktail. Make it when you want to celebrate something in high style!
· 1 1/2 ounces vodka
· 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
· 1/2 ounce Lillet blanc
· 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
· 1/2 ounce brut Champagne
· 1 brandied or maraschino cherry, for garnish
Fill your shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, maraschino liqueur, lillet and the lemon juice. Shake well and then strain into a champagne flute or martini glass. Top-up with champagne, stir and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
12. Amer Mousseux – Bitter sweet perfection
A bitter combination of two Italian liquors, Cyanar and Campari, will make you either love this cocktail or hate it. The Amer Mousseux is reserved for private testing first, and then, if you feel confident, serve it to your guests: in any case, this cocktail makes a strong impression!
· 1/2 ounce Campari
· 1 ounce Cynar
· 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
· 3 ounces chilled Champagne
· 1 orange twist
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add the two Italian liquors and the fresh orange juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute. Top-up with champagne and garnish with an orange twist.
13. Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail – a fun cocktail for special occasions
Champagne and cotton candy can go great together. The cotton candy adds a touch of playfulness to the drink and will make everyone smile. The cotton candy champagne cocktail can liven up any party and it is a favorite treat for New Year’s Eve!
· Cotton candy
To make this cocktail, you simply have to fill the flute with champagne and then add a small ball of cotton candy on the top of the glass. Do this before serving so that the cotton candy remains fluffy. You can drop the cotton candy into the champagne to make the drink sweeter.
14. Southside Royale – fresh mint delight
If you want to make your guests feel like royalty, serve them this delicious mint flavored cocktail. The drink is the perfect combination of sweet, sour and bitter. The balance is enhanced by the minty flavor. It is a great party cocktail that is refreshing during the summer. It looks good, it tastes delicious and it is simple to make:
· 2 ounces gin
· 3/4 ounce simple syrup
· 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
· Sprig of mint
Add ice to your cocktail shaker and pour the gin, syrup, and lime juice. Shake vigorously for about ten seconds or until chilled and then strain the mix into a champagne flute. Top-up with champagne and garnish with a sprig of mint.
15. Lush – A taste that stays with you!
The Lush cocktail combines brandy, elderflower, and vodka for a high-class delight. Lush can work great as an aperitif, but it can also be great as a nightcap. Serve this drink in a martini glass and let it shine and impress.
· 1-ounce vodka
· 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
· 1 1/2 teaspoons elderflower syrup
· 2 ounces chilled rosé Champagne
· 1 small bunch of Champagne grapes, frozen
Fill your shaker with ice and add the vodka, Grand Marnier and one-two spoons of elderflower syrup. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Fill with champagne and garnish with a few grapes.
16. Champagne Dream – A sweet delight!
Pomegranate liqueur and triple sec Cointreau make this cocktail a great afternoon delight. Serve it as a light drink for your friends or at a more, casual party. It is sweet but high on alcohol – perfect for the right company.
· 1 oz. pomegranate liqueur
· 1 oz. Cointreau
· 1 oz. fresh orange juice
· 3 oz. champagne
· orange zest
Shake the Cointreau, pomegranate liqueur, and orange juice into an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a flute and fill with champagne. Garnish with orange zest.
17. Volcano cocktail – Explosive and bold
Explosive and bold, the volcano cocktail is a drink that impresses. The blue Curacao transforms the champagne into an outer-world drink. The beautiful purple haze is just the beginning of what follows: a delicious fruity combination soaked into pure blissful alcohol.
· 3/4 ounce raspberry liqueur
· 3/4 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur
Pour the raspberry liqueur and the Blue Curacao into a champagne flute. Fill the glass with very cold champagne. Garnish with raspberries. Enjoy!
Let’s end on a high note with the Barbotage cocktail, a favorite at every New Year’s Eve Party. This drink is potent, tasty and elegant. It combines two expensive types of alcohol: high-quality brandy and champagne. End the year on a high note with Barbotage!
· 1/2 ounce cognac
· 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
· 4 ounces Brut champagne
Pour the cognac and Grand Mariner in a champagne flute. Fill up with champagne and enjoy!
Try out any of these champagne cocktails and let us know which ones you like best in the comments bellow. Champagne can get pretty lonely so a party in a glass is a great way to cheer everybody up! Comment and share all your fuzzy-alcohol induced memories with us! Cin cin!