Free Champagne Cocktail Recipes

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Classic Champagne Cocktails

The following Champagne cocktail recipes offer delicious ways to celebrate any special occasion. Although premium Champagnes are always favored, you can often use a less expensive brand when you are mixing it with other flavorful ingredients.

To make a classic Champagne cocktail:

  1. Soak a sugar cube in Angostura bitters in the bottom of a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly fill the glass with Champagne.
  3. Wait a moment for the flavors to mingle, and then enjoy.
Champagne Normande

Champagne Normande

The Champagne Normande is a delightful treat that is based on the classic Champagne cocktail. A bit of Calvados adds another dimension to the flavor.

  1. Soak a sugar cube and some Angostura bitters in a Champagne flute.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon Calvados (French apple brandy).
  3. Slowly fill the rest of the flute with Champagne.
Kir Royale

Kir Royale

This Kir Royale recipe couldn't be simpler. The liqueur adds a bit of color and a luscious hint of black currant flavor.

  1. Add a splash of créme de cassis to a Champagne glass.
  2. Fill the glass slowly with Champagne.
  3. Sip and enjoy.
Mimosa

Mimosa

The Mimosa is a favorite breakfast or brunch cocktail, but who says you can't drink it anytime you want?

To make a Mimosa:

  1. Pour 2 ounces of fresh orange juice into a glass.
  2. Slowly add about 4 ounces of your favorite Champagne.
  3. Garnish the glass with an orange slice.
Bellini cocktail

Bellini

The Bellini tastes like a touch of heaven in a glass. It takes a little more effort to mix, but it's well worth the work.

In a Champagne flute filled 1/3 full of crushed ice:

  1. Add 2 ounces of peach nectar.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Add 1 ounce of your favorite peach schnapps.
  4. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled Champagne.
Pernod Fizz

Pernod Fizz

If you've never tried a Pernod Fizz before, now's the time. The Pernod imparts a lovely licorice/anise flavor to the cocktail.

To make a Pernod Fizz:

  1. Add 3 ounces of Pernod to a glass.
  2. Top off the glass with chilled Champagne.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Royal Strawberry Cocktail

Royal Strawberry Cocktail

Champagne and strawberries are an unbeatable combination. Once you've tasted this cocktail, you may never drink Champagne by itself again.

To make this cocktail:

  1. Add 3/4 of an ounce of Creme de Fraise des Bois to a Champagne flute.
  2. Top it off with chilled Champagne.
  3. Garnish the drink with a fresh strawberry and enjoy.
Champagne Passion cocktail

Champagne Passion

If you love the taste of passion fruit, you simply have to give this cocktail a try.

To make Champagne Passion:

  1. Pour 1 1/2 ounces passion fruit purée to a Champagne glass.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of simple syrup.
  3. Fill the glass with your favorite Champagne.
  4. Garnish with a star fruit.
Blue Velvet cocktail

Blue Velvet

This recipe adds a nice touch of citrus flavor to your Champagne. The blue coloring comes from the liqueur used.

To make this drink:

  1. Pour 1/2 ounce of blue curacao into a Champagne glass.
  2. Pour your favorite Champagne directly over the liqueur.
  3. Garnish and sip away.
Champagne Martini; © Dmitry Bairachnyi | Dreamstime.com

Champagne Martini

A Champagne martini is delightfully decadent. It's the perfect cocktail for a special celebration.

To make a Champagne martini:

  1. Fill a Champagne glass 1/3 full of Cointreau or your favorite orange liqueur.
  2. Fill the other 2/3 of the glass with Champagne.
  3. Garnish with a a twist of orange peel.
Champagne with lemon and ice

Champagne Fizz

The extra alcohol in a Champagne Fizz gives this drink an extra kick, so keep that in mind as you indulge. This drink also requires a few more ingredients than most other Champagne cocktails.

You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Champagne

To mix:

  1. Combine the gin, lemon, and sugar in a shaker half-filled with ice and shake.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a Champagne glass.
  3. Add 3 ounces chilled Champagne and drink.
Champagne Julep; © Kasia Biel | Dreamstime.com

Champagne Julep

Cool mint combined with Champagne is simply sublime. If you've ever enjoyed a Mint Julep, you're bound to enjoy this cocktail.

To make this drink, you'll need:

  • 6 mint leaves
  • 4 ounces Champagne
  • 2 ounces of good bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar

To mix:

  1. Combine 4 mint leaves with the sugar and a few drops of water, and muddle well.
  2. Add the bourbon, stir well, and strain into a Collins glass.
  3. Add ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with Champagne.
  4. Garnish with remaining mint leaves and serve.
Champagne Cherry Cocktail

Champagne Cherry

The Champagne Cherry is probably one of the most delicious Champagne cocktails of all. The warm sweetness of cherry brandy is a lovely accent to all those bubbles!

To make this cocktail:

  1. Pour 1/2 ounce of brandy into a chilled Champagne flute.
  2. Fill the glass the rest of the way with Champagne.
  3. Top with a Maraschino cherry and serve.
Champagne and brandy cooler

Champagne Cooler

Brandy and triple sec put an unusual spin on this Champagne cocktail.

You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite brandy
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 8 ounces chilled Champagne
  • A spring of mint

To mix:

  1. Pour the brandy and triple sec into a large wine glass.
  2. Fill the remainder of the glass with Champagne.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.
Champagne with lemon zest

Champagne Sunshine

One taste of this cocktail and you'll know how it got its name. It tastes like sunshine in a glass!

You'll need:

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 dashes of your favorite bitters
  • Chilled Champagne
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest

To mix:

  1. Place 1 teaspoon of sugar in a chilled Champagne flute with the bitters.
  2. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled Champagne.
  3. Stir in the lemon zest and serve.

Keep in mind that when you're serving Champagne cocktails, it's good to also provide your guests with some appetizers to nibble on as they enjoy their drinks. That way no one becomes too tipsy to drive home after the party is over.

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Free Champagne Cocktail Recipes