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Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Champagne cocktails are fun and refreshing whether the occasion is Sunday brunch, a wedding shower, or a relaxing afternoon indulgence. There are several variations on the following champagne cocktails recipes. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Please note: These champagne cocktails are delicious when made with less expensive house blends or sparkling wine from places other than Champagne. Your best champagne should not be used for cocktails. Save your best champagne to savor on its own! You absolutely don’t need to add anything.

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Champagne cocktails give your taste buds a change of pace from straight champagne. Check out these recipes.

  • Ambrosia Cocktail
  • Arise My Love
  • Black Velvet
  • Caribbean Champagne
  • Champagne Cocktail
  • Champagne Limoncello Cocktail
  • Luxury Cocktail
  • Maharajah's Burra-Peg
  • Mimosa
  • Monte Carlo Imperial

Ambrosia Cocktail
• 1 ounce applejack
• 1 ounce brandy
• A dash of orange liqueur
• Juice of ½ lemon (more if desired)
• Chilled champagne
Shake ingredients, except the champagne, and pour into a cocktail glass with cubed ice. Fill with champagne.

For a special touch to your champagne cocktail, you might want to add a sugared rim to the serving glass. Just rub a cut lemon on the rim and press in sugar. Let the sugar harden for about 30 minutes before using.

Arise My Love
• 1 teaspoon green crème de menthe
• Chilled champagne
Place crème de menthe in a champagne glass and fill with chilled champagne.

Black Velvet
• 5 ounces chilled stout beer
• 5 ounces chilled champagne
Pour the stout slowly into a glass so it doesn’t foam. Then pour the champagne very slowly and carefully on top of the stout so that the stout and champagne don’t mix. Pouring the liquids over an upside down spoon helps minimize any splashing.

Caribbean Champagne
• ½ teaspoon rum
• ½ teaspoon banana liqueur
• A dash of orange bitters (optional)
• Chilled champagne
• Banana slice
Pour Rum, banana liqueur, and bitters into a champagne glass. Fill with champagne and stir lightly. Add the banana slice.

Champagne Cocktail
• 1 lump sugar
• 1 dash bitters
• Chilled champagne
Place the sugar and bitters in a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Add a twist of lemon peel.

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
• 1 ½ teaspoons orange liqueur
• 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
• 5 tablespoons chilled champagne.
Shake with crushed ice and strain into a champagne glass. Garnish with an orange wedge if desired.

Champagne Limoncello Cocktail
• 1 lemon rind strip
• 1 tablespoon limoncello
• ½ teaspoon lemon juice
• Chilled champagne
Place lemon rind strip into a champagne glass. Add limoncello and lemon juice. Fill the glass with champagne and serve.

Luxury Cocktail
• 2 or 3 ounces brandy
• 2 dashes orange bitters
• 3 or 4 ounces well chilled champagne
Stir and pour into a champagne glass (a coupe works well for this cocktail).

Maharajah's Burra-Peg

• 1 or more ounces cognac (depending on preference)
• ¼ ounce simple syrup
• 1 or 2 dashes bitters
• Chilled champagne
Shake all ingredients, except the Champagne, with ice and strain into a champagne glass. Fill with champagne and add a twist of lemon or lime peel.

• 3 ounces chilled orange juice (other fruit juices such as lemon, grapefruit, pomegranate, and cranberry may be substituted or blended with the orange juice). Add a little simple sugar to taste if it seems too tart.
• 3 ounces chilled champagne
Pour ingredients into a champagne glass and serve. Garnish with an orange slice or other fruit if desired.

Monte Carlo Imperial
• 2 ounces dry Gin
• ½ ounce white crème de menthe
• Juice of ¼ lemon
• Chilled champagne
Shake all ingredients, except the champagne, with ice and strain into a cocktail glass over ice cubes. Fill the glass with champagne and stir.

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