Champagne cocktail recipes
Champagne has been a festive drink for ages and is used to celebrate various occasions. You may try something different from drinking your champagne straight from the bottle. Tangy, bubbly sparkling wine is perfect with all sorts of flavours, from lemon to St Germain to cranberry. Every different ingredient alters its flavour and depth. Champagne glasses are also associated with sophistication and class. This article is a list of the best champagne cocktail recipes to try.
The classic champagne cocktail
This is the easiest drink that promises stunning results. It is ideal for celebrations and is very easy to prepare. Adding a sugar cube to champagne makes a fountain of positively sparkling bubbles. It also has a fresh citrusy taste with a lemon twist.
- 1 sugar cube
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Brut champagne
Place the sugar cube in a child champagne flute and lash it with 2or 3 dashes of bitters. Proceed to fill the glass with brut champagne and squeeze a lemon twist on top.
French 75 Cocktail
It is one of the most sophisticated but refreshing recipes. It is tangy, bubbly and a little herbal. It is perfect for entertaining, brunch drinking or dinner parties with friends. It is a drink to suit all occasions. It is available in several flavours such as simple and classy; gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne
- Lemon juice
- Simple syrup (you may also try maple syrup)
You can also make a non-alcoholic French 75 by substituting the champagne with non-alcoholic sparkling cider, grape juice, or tonic water with a few dashes of cocktail bitters for the gin.
Our list of champagne cocktails and recipes is not complete without mentioning the cocktail mimosa. We recommend using prosecco instead of champagne for a sweeter, nuanced flavour nut either is still fine. Pour the bubbles with a heavy hand and add a dash of orange liqueur. It’s tart, and sweet enough and bubbly. Follow these steps to make a mimosa.
- Orange juice (fresh bottled juice without pulp, and avoid concentrates as well.)
- Prosecco ( or any sparkling wine like champagne or Cava)
- Cointreau (orange liqueur)
Prosecco mimosa is preferred because the wine is a little sweeter than champagne and has bigger bubbles. The flavour has a little more taste too, with notes of apple, pear and lemon.
It is a mixed-up version of the classic cocktail using sparkling wine instead of gin. The lightly sweet champagne against the bitter Campari and sweet vermouth makes for a better-balanced flavour with gin. The lightly sweet Prosecco against the bitter Campari and sweet vermouth makes for a better-balanced flavour with gin.
- Sweet Vermouth
- Sparkling wine
Follow these steps to make a Negroni Sbagliato
- It is one of the easiest cocktails to make as it’s equal parts of all the ingredients. It is another addition to our champagne cocktails recipe list.
- Just use one ounce (two tablespoons) of each of the ingredients above. You do not require a cocktail shaker. Just simply stir it in a cocktail mixing glass and follow the following steps.
- Proceed to mix all the ingredients into a mixing glass with a handful of ice and stir for 30 seconds to ensure the cocktail dilutes it less than shaking a cocktail shaker would.
- Strain and serve into a lowball or old-fashioned glass with ice.
St Germain Champagne Cocktail
This drink is made for celebrations and is a sophisticated and refreshing drink. It is botanical, tangy and vibrant. It is a liqueur made with elderflowers, with the small white flowers of an elderberry plant. It is very similar to a French 75 and looks like a classic champagne cocktail.
- St. Germain
- Lemon juice
- Simple or maple syrup
The sophisticated cocktail is ideal for several occasions such as a mother’s day brunch drink, new year’s eve, Christmas cocktails, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, romantic dinners among others.
It is bubbly, citrusy, herbal and mildly bitter, while lightly sweet. It is renowned internationally and was very popular in the 2000s but has been a classic cocktail from the 1950s. This Italian cocktail is best enjoyed with either Prosecco or champagne.
- Sparkling wine such as prosecco or champagne
- Soda water (not tonic water)
How to make Aperol spritz
- Use high-quality prosecco as it is the key to a great spritz. Get a mid-price range bottle of prosecco or champagne for this one with a dry flavour. This is to prevent the Prosecco or champagne for this one with a dry flavour.
- Ensure both the Aperol and Prosecco are chilled to minimize dilution and have both drinks chilled.
- Squeeze in the orange and bring more tangy citrus notes by squeezing in the orange wedge to the drink and adding it as a garnish.
- Use plenty of ice. Keep that beverage ice cold. Try clear ice for a more stunning look.
- It is advisable to use a straw but it is optional, but drinking out of straw keep your hand from warming the glass.
This text has outlined a few champagne cocktails recipes that you can use to prepare a mouth-watering sparkler for the upcoming dinner or date.