Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Enjoy our favorite Champagne and sparkling wine cocktails during your next special occasion or brunch with family and friends.

Fizzy Fun

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Fizzy Fun

Adding Champagne to the menu is the fastest way to elevate any occasion. Our collection of Champagne and sparkling wine cocktails uses fresh fruit, juice, and bitters for tasty combinations that are guaranteed to impress guests.

First up is our Champagne Pomegranate Cocktail. In the tradition of sparkling libations like the Buck's fizz and Bellini, this cocktail starts with Champagne and fruit juice.

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Champagne Limoncello Cocktails

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Champagne Limoncello Cocktails

A sugared rim is a pretty touch—rub a cut lemon wedge on the rim of the glass, and roll in sugar. You don't need to purchase expensive Champagne for this cocktail; just be sure to use brut, the driest Champagne, or a dry cava or prosecco.

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Cranberry Kir Royale

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Cranberry Kir Royale

Cranberry sauce helps concoct a lightly sweet homemade cranberry liqueur in this twist on a classic French cocktail. Allow four days to steep the liqueur. Garnish with cranberries, if you like.

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Clementine Sparkler Recipe

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Clementine Sparkler

Sweet and sunshiny, this sophisticated twist on a standard mimosa is ideal for a daytime meal. Substitute tangerine or orange juice if you can't find clementines.

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Apricot-Ginger Bellinis

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Apricot-Ginger Bellinis

For a pretty touch, dip the edges of the Champagne flutes in a mixture of sugar and grated lime rind.

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The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

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The Sun Also Rises Cocktail

Not to be confused with cheap imitations, Plymouth Sloe Gin—a sweet-tart spirit featuring sloe berries—is made from a time-honored recipe and worthy of a special libation.

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Lemon-Gin Sparkling Cocktails

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Lemon-Gin Sparkling Cocktails

Loosely based on the French 75, a classic cocktail of gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar, this sparkling beverage uses lemonade concentrate as a shortcut. Be sure to allow the concentrate to thaw ahead of time.

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Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale

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Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale

This simple twist on the traditional kir royale blends tart-sweet pomegranate juice with subtle herbal notes from a rosemary-infused syrup. Float rosemary leaves on the drinks for a pretty garnish.

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Watermelon Bellinis

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Watermelon Bellinis

This drink is a twist on the classic Bellini, a post-World War II cocktail of white peach puree and Champagne, first mixed at Harry's Bar in Venice. Freezing the watermelon before pureeing lends the drink a slightly slushy consistency. If you prefer a smoother texture, simply chill the watermelon. Serve in Champagne flutes.

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Sparkling Rosemary-Peach Cocktails

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Sparkling Rosemary-Peach Cocktails

A heady punch of woodsy rosemary creates an herbaceous riff on the classic Bellini.

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Blackberry-Chambord Royale

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Blackberry-Chambord Royale

This simple yet elegant aperitif is garnished with icy blackberries. Purchase fresh berries, and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet so they'll hold their shape.

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