15 Bubbly Champagne Cocktails
Celebrate the holidays (or just making it through the work day) with these fun Champagne cocktails. Champagne adds a lightness and distinct taste to a variety of drinks. You can mix it with fresh fruit for a Strawberry Bellini, pair it with gin for a French 75 Cocktail, or even blend it into a slushie to create a Wallaby-Darned. So pop open a bottle of Champagne and get to pouring.
Champagne pairs up with vanilla ice cream and pre-made lemonade for a creamy and tart drink that's irresistible. For a fun color change, use pink lemonade instead.
Traditionally used bourbon is substituted with Champagne and cognac for a bold twist on the classic Mint Julep. It's best served over crushed ice, with recipe creator Lorum Ipsum suggesting, " If you don't have crushed ice, put some in a towel and whack it with a mallet. Or add ice to a shaker and shake vigorously to crack it."
Nectar of the Gods - A Champagne Beverage
To create this impressively bright cocktail, simply add a drizzle of agave nectar and a dash of raspberry liqueur to Champagne.
Kir Royale Cocktail
It's worth seeking out creme de cassis liqueur for this special French-inspired cocktail. The liqueur is made from blackcurrants, creating a dark and sweet syrupy drink. You'll find creme de cassis in well-stocked liquor stores (or order it online).
Forget the orange juice, this fun spin on a mimosa uses pomegranate juice instead to make a wow-worthy cocktail. If fresh pomegranates are available, adding a few seeds to the drink creates a fun texture contrast of bubbly and crunchy.
Annex Theater Champagne Cocktail
"Three simple ingredients: Champagne, sugar, and Angostura bitters add up to an elegant and refreshing sipper," says recipe creator squawk93. Garnish with a twist of lemon for the ultimate fancy drink.
Featuring a double wham of flavor, thanks to frozen peaches and peach schnapps, this fruity Champagne cocktail will cool you off. Since the peaches are frozen, there's no need to add ice cubes and water down the drink, it simply turns into a slushie once blended.
A beloved holiday cocktail, poinsettias are easy to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser for parties. Simply mix Champagne with a splash of cranberry juice, and you'll be rewarded with a sweet and tart sipper.
Orange liqueur is the secret ingredient to this holiday-special mimosa, adding an extra zing of citrus flavor and boost of booze. The sugar-coated rim gives it an elegant look, perfect for Christmas brunch or New Year's Eve.
In this cocktail fresh strawberries are blended with sugar and brandy before getting a bubbly lift from Champagne. Serve with pieces of fresh fruit for the ultimate drink and snack combo.
French 75 Cocktail
"The French 75 cocktail was originally created at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915," says recipe uploader Home Happy Hour. "The combination of gin, lemon juice, Champagne, and sugar was said to have a kick like a French 75mm field gin."
Two tasty winter fruits, cranberries and pomegranates, add their rich and tart flavors to this cocktail. It's a seasonal spin on the mimosa, made even more festive with frozen cranberries in place of ice cubes.
Red, White, and Bull
The pairing of Champagne and a citrus-flavored energy drink, like Red Bull, may seem like an odd choice but it's sure to go down easy. "I was tired of Champagne and orange juice so I tried this last 4th of July and loved it," says recipe creator Erin0220.
The Lisa-tini Martini
The bold flavors of lemon-flavored vodka and orange liqueur add a boost of citrus to Champagne in this easy cocktail. "I thought this was very good! I never had a fizzy martini before," says reviewer Lillian. "I love the citrus very refreshing!"
Original Champagne Cocktail
Have a less-than-stellar budget bottle of Champagne? Then use this recipe to dress it up so guests will never know the difference. All you need to add is a sugar cube, dash of bitters, and twist of lemon peel.