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Champagne cocktails are tasty, fizzy and easy to love, and they transform leftover or cheap bubbly into something wonderful. These are great for New Years or anytime you’re wanting champagne with a little more kick.
If you’re planning a party around these cocktails, you might need some nibbles. Of course there’s the classic caviar pairing, but you should also try goat cheese or a good wheel of manchego.
If you don’t have flutes, you can serve these in wine glasses. Or really any glasses that look nice enough for the occasion.
Champagne Cocktail Recipes
Most of these are best with a nice dry brut or prosecco. You can also use sparkling wine or non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice for a non-alcoholic option. Sparkling apple juice is another possibility, but it will be too sweet for some drinks.
This delicious drink is low on alcohol, which makes it great for entertaining. It features cranberry juice and Cointreau, so it's delicious. It's also easy to make in a non-alcoholic version (which is just as tasty) for non-drinkers.
The Kir Royale blends delicious creme de cassis with the bottle of your choice. Creme de cassis has a flavor somewhere between blackcurrant and raisin. It's intense and deep and sweet, and a nice dry brut or prosecco contrasts nicely with it. It's so easy to make - you just pour the ingredients into your champagne flutes.
The Mimosa is a classic brunch cocktail, but it's also wonderful for celebrations and parties. Most people know it includes fresh squeezed orange juice, but it also has a little bit of orange liqueur which adds to the flavor.
The Bellini is one of the simplest cocktails out there, with just two ingredients. It blends delicious peach puree with champagne for a wonderful, lightly fruity flavor. I recommend a nice dryProsecco or brut, since the peach puree adds so much sweetness.
The Midori Mimosa is a very simple drink blending Midori with just a touch of lemon juice and simple syrup. It's a fresh-tasting cocktail that's perfect for brunch. Served in shot glasses instead of champagne flutes.