Champagne Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Any Occasion

Whether you’re using real Champagne or a premium sparkling wine, these easy to make Champagne cocktail recipes are sure to please any crowd no matter what the occasion. With a few simple ingredients you can turn a glass of Champagne into a celebration cocktail.

 

The Champagne Mimosa

The Mimosa is a pretty standard cocktail choice when it comes to mixing with your Champagne. A traditional brunch favourite, it’s typically served in a champagne flute and is one part champagne (or sparkling wine) and one part orange juice. Try something different and use grapefruit juice instead of orange juice. Want to stay cool and hydrated? Pour into a wine glass filled with ice. Looking for a little more colour? Try the Blushing Mimosa by adding a little grenadine in the bottom of the glass.

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Mimosa Time! Image Source: beachboundjp

 

The Classic Champagne Cocktail

This time-honoured cocktail recipe has been around since the late 1800s! To create this tasty sparkling beverage, add a dash of the Angostura bitters onto a sugar cube and drop it into the bottom of a standard champagne flute. Add an ounce of brandy (or cognac), then slowly add 4 ounces of chilled champagne. Garnish with a citrus curl, and voila!

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Classic Champagne Cocktail. Image Source: The Stirred Not Shaken Bar Co

 

The Kir Royale

This lovely little French recipe is another elegant classic cocktail. Made with either Chambord Framboise or Crème de Cassis, topped with champagne and served in a champagne flute, it’s as pretty as it tastes! Add a few raspberries to the glass.

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The Kir Royale. Image Source: Madelaine’s Daughter Bridal

 

French 75 Cocktail

This simple treat combines gin, lemon juice, syrup and champagne, to create a wonderful confection for cocktail lovers with a sweet tooth! A variation on the cocktail includes adding the juice of a blood orange instead of lemon juice. There is also a sugar free version from FoodDreamer for our fans of the Keto Diet or anyone looking to reduce the sugar in their lives. Of course with this particular cocktail, we recommend Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne.

The French 75 Champagne Cocktail. Image Source: fooddreamer
The French 75 Champagne Cocktail. Image Source: fooddreamer

 

Black Velvet

Created in London, and invented in 1861, Black Velvet is an old-school favourite Champagne cocktail. To create this brew, fill a tall champagne flute half way with chilled champagne and then carefully add the stout on top. Looks so pretty with the dark stout sitting on top of the champagne and tastes fabulous too! For a great tasting Black Velvet, go with the non-traditional Prosecco with your stout. We recommend Mionetto Brut Prosecco and Guinness Stout.

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Black Velvet Cocktail with Mionetto and Stout. Image Source: Mionetto USA.

 

Sparkling Bellini

The Bellini is a wonderful champagne cocktail that originated at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, somewhere in the 1930s or 1940s. The most traditional way to serve a Bellini is with pureed white peaches and Italian Prosecco and just a hint of raspberry puree for colour. Of course, there are a number of different variations like the Puccini which replaces the peach puree with mandarin juice, the Rossini which uses strawberry puree, or a Tintoretto made with pomegranate juice.

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A traditional Bellini Champagne Cocktail. Image Source: Jamie Oliver

 

Airmail

Concocted sometime in the late 1940s, it’s a cross between a French 75 and the Honey Bee. It’s also one of those bevies that will really sneak up on you really quickly when imbibing in more than a couple! A mix of golden rum, lime juice, honey, and brut champagne, it’s a little tropical and very tasty.

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Air Mail Champagne Cocktail. Image Source: Mr. Boston Official

 

Champagne Margarita

This recipe calls for two of our favourite ingredients: Champagne and Tequila! Add fresh squeezed lime juice and a some triple sec and you’ve got yourself a refreshing cocktail for any occasion. We recommend premium tequila, but any sparkling wine will do — oh, and make a pitcher ahead of time for convenience.

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Champagne Margarita. Image Source: Delish

 

Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon

Thinking about doing a little creative writing? Then this is the cocktail for you. Created by Ernest Hemingway himself, these 2 simple ingredients really pack a punch and will get all the creativity flowing you’ll ever need. The Wormwood society will tell you that there was never a hallucinogenic in absinthe, but we’ll leave it up to you to believe or not. We recommend a premium absinthe like Vieux Pontarlier

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Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon Cocktail. Image Source: jhandphotography via Bitters and Brass Cocktails & Absinthe House

 

Now that you have some great ideas for fantastic Champagne cocktails for New Year’s Eve or any (and every) celebration, check out these other awesome wine recipes we know you’ll love: