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Classic champagne cocktail with brandy kicker.
29 people made this
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 measure brandy
- chilled champagne
MethodPrep:1min ›Ready in:1min
- put the sugar cube in the bottom of a chilled champagne flute
- add the bitters
- pour in the brandy
- top up slowly with the champagne
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we ran out of these at a leaving do. nice!-07 Dec 2008
Champagne cocktail recipes, with cognac
Soak one sugar cube in a champagne flute with angostura bitters. Add champagne and cognac. Squeeze in a twist of lemon and discard. Garnish with half a slice of orange.
Chill the teaspoon amounts of liquor in a mixing glass and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne, add strips of orange peel, and serve.
Pour into a champagne saucer, and serve.
Combine cognac, sugar and lemon juice in shaker. Add ice and shake till chilled. Pour into champagne flute. Pour champagne over cognac concoction. Garnish with lemon curl.
Shake all ingredients (except champagne) over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into a champagne flute. Fill with champagne, and serve.
Put the cognac in a glass and after that, the champagne.
Pour champagne, cognac and orange juice into a champagne flute. Add one sugar cube, saturated in angostura bitters, and a twist of orange. Serve with a muddler.
Pour the cognac into the mug, and mix in the champagne.
Add to a wine goblet half-filled with crushed ice, and serve
Pour ingredients into a wine glass half-filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a half-slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.
Pour pre-chilled ingredients in order into a champagne saucer. Stir, and serve.
Place a sugar cube into a small highball glass, and saturate with angostura bitters. Add a single ice cube, pour in cognac, and add an orange wedge and stemmed cherry. Fill with champagne, and gradually pour in the benedictine.
Shake cognac, cointreau and orange juice over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, carefully fill with champagne, and serve.
Blend all ingredients (except champagne) well in a blender and pour into a wine glass. Add champagne, and serve.
15 Champagne Cocktails for Celebrating Anything (But Especially New Year's Eve)
Serve up a champagne-and-something to toast the little things.
There isn't much to celebrate this year. Bleak! Or rather, there&rsquos not much big to celebrate this year. So we turn our attention to the little things that are behemoth in their achievement. Applying for that insurance reimbursement. Getting a hundred bucks chopped off rent. Completing another day of working from home next to the kids, who just completed another day of learning from home. Tiny victories, minor wins, 24-hour triumphs&mdashthat&rsquos the stuff that deserves a toast in 2020. Dust off the champagne. You know, that bottle of sparkling stuff you haven&rsquot indulged in for months.
This year was supposed to be the beginning of another Roaring &lsquo20s, with all the same riotous, champagne-popping revelry (and none of the Prohibition). It was decidedly not. But, what we imagine will be a very big celebration indeed is the passing of this wretched year and the start of 2021. Nothing feels hopeful like a new year ushered in with a bubbly drink. And in the months leading up to New Year's Eve, we recommend you break out champagne-and-something to celebrate all those tiny victories, too, which is why we put 15 champagne cocktail recipes before you.
There's the simplest champagne cocktail (called, quite literally, the Champagne Cocktail), a punch to satiate your closest friends, and more than a few classics meant for drinking the next morning, when the hair of the dog is much needed. There's even a killer called Death in the Afternoon, with absinthe and champagne. We recommend a drier brut champagne in all cases. And we recommend refills.
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This simple, celebratory cocktail with tequila, grenadine, and fresh orange juice can be topped off with Champagne or Prosecco for a sparkling finish and a festive twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise. To take it to the next level, make homemade grenadine—it’s easier than you think, and way better than most store-bought stuff.
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- 1 Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Add grenadine, then slowly pour in orange juice, then tequila (don’t stir or you’ll lose the layers in the glass).
- 2 Top with Champagne or Prosecco and serve.
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- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1 x
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: American
A celebratory champagne cocktail made with maraschino liqueur and fresh lemon juice.
- 3 – 4 ounces champagne or prosecco
- 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur (such as Luxardo)
- 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- Twist of lemon garnish
- Combine lemon juice and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and strain into a champagne flute or coupe glass.
- Top with chilled champagne/prosecco and garnish with a twist of lemon.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 112
- Sugar: 6.3g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 7.4g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: champagne cocktail ideas, new year’s eve cocktails, new years cocktail
Champagne Cocktails to Upgrade Your New Year's
Toasting to 2021 with a classic glass of bubbly is definitely in order&mdashwhether you drink it straight up or in one of these swanky champagne cocktails.
Bubbly may go by many names𠅌hampagne, prosecco, cava, sparkling wine𠅋ut it’s always the perfect drink to ring in the new year. And this year, when it’s not a stretch to say that most people are ready to say good riddance to 2020, is the perfect time to kick it up a notch with a really great bottle of sparkling wine—or a fizzy (and fabulous!) champagne cocktail to toast to the new year.
Remember, you don’t need a really expensive bottle of champagne if you’re mixing it into a champagne punch, bellini, or other fun drink—the flavor of the sparkling wine will likely be tempered by juice, liqueurs, and other ingredients you add to your champagne cocktail.
And while New Year’s Eve may be the big champagne holiday of the year, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying one of these cocktails any time you’re feeling festive𠅌hampagne cocktails make a great addition to Christmas or Hanukkah, or you can start off New Year’s Day brunch with a nice bellini or mimosa.
How to Make a Champagne Cocktail
I love how easy this champagne cocktail is. You can even make it for a crowd.
This cocktail is inspired by the classic cosmopolitan. Make it by adding vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled to the brim with ice. Or if you are making for a crowd, add enough for multiple people to a large pitcher, stir and refrigerate until cold. Then divide the vodka mixture between glasses and finish with chilled sparkling wine (or champagne).
Sparkling wine buying guide: Use a dry sparkling wine, not sweet. We usually will spend $12 to $15 on the sparkling wine we add to our mimosas. Your best bet is to look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too. Unless you’ve found something you absolutely love, don’t go lower than $10 as that could lead to headache central.
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Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
How to make Kir Royales
Creme de cassis first, then top it up with champers! Some might due it the other way round, but this is the order that Jean-Marie taught me to make it – and I will never diverge from it!
How to Make a Champagne Cocktail
With just a few additions to the glass, this classic recipe makes celebrations (New Year's Eve, for one) brighter.
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Place a sugar cube in a chilled champagne flute, lash it with 2 or 3 dashes of bitters, and fill the glass with brut champagne.
- Squeeze a lemon twist on top, then use as garnish.
Once upon a time, what feels like a million slow-moving eons ago, we stood at the edge of 2019 and dreamt that the decade we were about to step into would be another Roaring Twenties. Then, we tripped and plummeted face-first into this shit. Technically, "roaring" could still apply to the first year of the 2020s, but it&rsquos more or an angry roar into the void, less of a "grab the champagne bucket, old sport" kind of thing.
So, as 2020 ends, armed with light optimism that it can&rsquot get much worse than this, we&rsquove got the option to do it up big. Take some joy wherever we can find it. Toast a New Year with bubbly wine. And, because this year&rsquos New Year&rsquos Eve toast will have more spiritual, even existential, weight to it, we suggest dressing up that bubbly into a more substantial cocktail: the Champagne Cocktail.
This is one of those old-as-bones drinks that never loses its glamour, much like the reputations of the folks who favored it in the original &lsquo20s. And it&rsquos simple&mdashjust sugar, wetted down by Angostura bitters, some fresh lemon, and champagne. Brut is best for this cocktail, because it&rsquos sharper and dryer to counterbalance the sweet. By adding a sugar cube instead of loose sugar to the flute, you'll get a more persistent stream of bubbles rising through the drink, well past the toll of midnight. It&rsquos a glitzy drink, and it tastes wonderfully bright.
Hey, maybe this New Year&rsquos 2021 toast will work, and there&rsquoll be plenty more occasions to whip up a Champagne Cocktail as time gets a move on. Won&rsquot know 'til we try.
A Little Background
In the 1925 book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, showgirl Lorelei Lee (later played by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 movie adaption) declares, "So we came to the Ritz Hotel and the Ritz Hotel is devine [sic]. Because when a girl can sit in a delightful bar and have delicious champagne cocktails and look at all the important French people in Paris, I think it is devine." Divine, indeed. That fictitious character was joined in her appreciation of Champagne Cocktails at the Ritz in the Roaring Twenties by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who apparently wiled away more than a few hours sipping them there with other writers of acclaim when he and Zelda moved to Paris in 1925.
By that time, the Champagne Cocktail was already 60 years old, having first cropped up in the 1862 book How to Mix Drinks by Jerry Thomas. In the 160 years or so since then, cantankerous mixologists have grumbled about diluting good French champagne with bitters, sugar, and zest, but there's an easy fix to that: Use cheap champagne.
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For any kind of festivity, there's a champagne cocktail to match it. The Champagne Cocktail just happens to be the most classic (and easily made) one of the bunch. Here are 15 other options. One we'll highlight in particular is the Champagne Punch, another special occasion-ready drink that requires little attention from you, the host, once it's prepared. And in the spirit of winterized drinks, here are 12 other cocktails that are great to make when it's cold.
Best champagne for Mimosas
The best champagne for Mimosas is real French champagne which is expensive. But a brut sparkling wine, Cava and dry prossecos are excellent alternatives.
I make Mimosas with sparkling wine because if I splurge on real Champagne I want to drink it straight! You’ll find that most bars and restaurants also use sparkling wine. Mimosas made with real Champagne are served at high end venues and are upwards of $25 a glass!
What is real French Champagne?
French Champagne is pricey because sparkling wines can only be called “champagne” if they are grown and produced in the Champagne region of France. This, combined with the lengthy production process, makes champagne rather expensive, starting at around $40 per bottle in Australia.
Famous brands include Moet and Chandon, Tattinger, Pipers, Veuve, Dom Perignon.
What does “Brut” mean?
“Brut” sparkling wines and champagnes means the champagne is dry rather than sweet, which is better for Mimosas.
What is Sparkling Wine?
Sparkling wine is a general term used for “champagne” that’s not made in Champagne! It’s just wine with bubbles added.
It’s totally acceptable – and deliciously drinkable – to make Mimosas with economical sparkling wine. But fresh orange juice is a must!
Our 7 Most Popular Champagne Cocktail Recipes
Champagne is often considered an indulgence, especially given its price point, and we’ve grown accustomed to popping a cork only on special occasions. While that’s well and good, and certainly something to hold onto, these cocktails are here to take Champagne and all things sparkling to the next level.
With a bit of spirited inspiration, let’s explore sprightly flavor combinations and irresistible elegance with some of VinePair’s most popular Champagne cocktails.
The Champagne Cocktail Recipe
If there are two things in life you can trust, it’s Champagne and history. And this cocktail recipe has both. First published in 1862, the recipe uses traditional Angostura bitters, but to give it a personalized twist, try it with any preferred flavored bitters, such as orange or grapefruit.
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The CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL WITH A CITRUS TWIST RECIPE
Adding three types of citrus sets this classic Champagne recipe apart. It rings familiar to a Mimosa at brunch, but the touch of sweetness from sugarcubes, plus bitters and fresh fruit aromatics, bring it to new heights.
The FRENCH 75 RECIPE
In spite of travel being limited these days, sipping on a classic like the French 75 instantaneously makes us feel like we’re in Paris. Experiment by using a gin with citrus botanicals to match the lemon twist garnish.
The MIXED BERRY SPARKLING LEMONADE RECIPE
Who says you can’t meet your daily fruit intake goals during happy hour? This mixed berry concoction is a showstopper any time of year. Not only is this Champagne cocktail easy to prepare in advance, it also requires only a few ingredients, including a refreshing splash of lemonade and vodka to finish.
The SPARKLING PISCO COBBLER RECIPE
This cocktail is the perfect excuse to add pisco to your bar cart. Layers of sweet and sour flavors, plus fresh and bittered aromatics, lay the groundwork for this elegant creation. Experiment with Peruvian pisco (aged in stainless steel or glass) versus Chilean pisco, which can be aged in wood, for subtle differences in expression.
The SPARKLING RASPBERRY ROYAL
Mimosas will blush with this jam-infused sparkling cocktail at the brunch table. Shaking sweet raspberry jam with a touch of refreshing citrus brings balance to this effervescent medley. Add fresh raspberries to garnish.
The BARREL-AGED MANDARIN 75 RECIPE
Think a French 75 can’t be topped? Think again. This version uses barrel-aged gin to add layers of complexity and boldness. And instead of simple syrup, a dash of mandarin juice brings the citrus component to a heightened level of zest. The result is refreshing and distinguished, with just the right amount of Champagne spritz.