Champagne; it’s something that the vast majority of us pop on New Year’s Eve to commence the new year into place. Although you would usually think to drink it by itself, there is a world of champagne cocktails that is out there. Champagne is that I like to drink year-round on its own, or in these champagne cocktails. If you don’t know this, champagne is technically considered to be a wine, similar to rosé, red wine, and white wine. So, on that note, here are 5 champagne cocktails that are great.
1) The Classic Mimosa
We’ve all been to an overpriced bottomless brunch before. Good food, good friends, and even better champagne cocktails.
As fun as that may be, you can now step up your own at home brunches with just two simple (yet obvious) ingredients: orange juice and champagne!
- For this recipe, all you need to do is pour 1/3 – 1/2 of sparkling wine into a glass (preferably chilled)
- Then top off your drink with OJ of your choice!
- If you’re feeling a little more fun, add a tablespoon of Grand Marnier for that extra kick in your drink! Stay classy!
For easy, one minute mimosas, check out this video tutorial!
2) The Southside Royale
This next bright and bubbly drink may be your next go-to summer champagne cocktail.
The Southside Royal, which mixes champagne and gin is surely going to leave you feeling refreshed!
- To create this at home, combine 3-4 fresh mint leaves, and .75 oz of fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Next, add 2 oz. of gin of your choosing, .75 oz of simple syrup.
- Shake and pour into a chilled glass and finish it off with 2 oz. of champagne and garnish with a fresh mint leaf!
3) The Grand Royale
For those of you who don’t dabble in mixology, this is the perfect drink for you.
This drink only takes 2 ingredients to complete and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
- All you need to do is fill your champagne glass with 3/4 Grand Marnier
- Top it off with champagne. It’s really that simple!
4) The Fresh Bellini
Cheers! Taken from the Italians, this drink is the perfect sweet champagne cocktail for warm summer nights!
Not to mention, it’s super easy and only takes a couple of ingredients to create.
- Start off your drink with 2 oz. of peach juice in a champagne glass.
- Add 4 oz of sparkling wine or champagne and you’re pretty much done!
5) The Raspberry Royale
This next drink is the ultimate thirst quencher and it only takes 4 ingredients to make!
- To make this drink, you’re going to want to coat the rim of your glass (or glasses) with the framboise of your choosing.
- Next, dip the glass rim into 1/4 vanilla sugar or granulated sugar.
- Add 2 tablespoons of framboise to your glass, drop in a few raspberries for garnish and top it off with champagne. Enjoy!
6) The Champagne Mojito
It’s no secret that a mojito can be a huge crowd favorite. If you love champagne and mojitos, you’re going to absolutely love this next drink!
- Step one is to muddle mint, sugar, lime wedge and lime juice with the back of a spoon until sugar dissolves (about 30 seconds).
- Next, pour into a chilled champagne glass.
- To finish it off, add chilled champagne to the glass and garnish (if you’re feeling fancy) with a mint leaf!
7) The Champagne Margarita
Another spin on a classic cocktail, the champagne margarita combines the tequila cocktail with a splash of champagne (because why not)?
All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make this yourself at home: fresh lime, tequila, Triple Sec, and champagne (flavor of your choosing).
- First, we have to create our margarita base. It’s simple – just blend together the fresh lime, tequila, and Triple Sec and pour 1/3 of the mixture into a glass.
- The next and final step is easy – just add champagne! After all, that is what makes it a champagne cocktail!
8) The French 75
You know what they say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And that seems to be the case with the French 75 champagne cocktail. This classic drink combines the flavors of champagne and gin and will surely leave you feeling classy while you sip!
- To create, combine 2 oz. of dry gin, 1/2 oz. of lemon juice and 1 tsp. of sugar in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well with ice before straining it into a champagne glass.
- And, as with the majority of these recipes, finish by topping off your glass with the champagne!
9) The Classic Champagne Cocktail
Whether it is New Year’s Eve, or you’re just enjoying a fun Friday night, the Classic Champagne Cocktail drink is perfect to add into the mix!
To create this drink, you’re going to need sugar cubes, bitters, champagne, and lemon or orange twists (for garnish).
- The first trick is allowing the sugar cube to soak in some of the bitters.
- Add the sugar cube to a glass and add cold champagne.
- Finally, garnish with a flavor of your choosing and voila – we’re done! There you have it: the original champagne cocktail!