Champagne and champagne cocktails always feel so indulgent. I don’t know if it’s the “ooh Champagne!“ that’s been ingrained in us, or if it’s the showiness of opening the bottles. Any way you look at it. they’re a great way to celebrate. Here’s a collection of 5 Champagne Cocktail recipes you may have never considered.
1. White Sangria
- 3 oranges, thinly sliced
- 4 lemons, thinly sliced
- 4 limes, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 2 trays ice cubes, or as needed
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle champagne
- 2 cups club soda
Put orange slices, lemon slices, and lime slices in a large punch bowl.
Pour sugar over the fruit; add tequila and mix gently with a wooden spoon.
Let soak 6 hours to overnight.
Put plenty of ice in the punch bowl.
Pour white wine, champagne, and club soda over the ice. Stir and serve immediately.
- 1/2 cup brut Champagne
- 2 tablespoons bottled pomegranate juice
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds (optional)
Pour champagne into a flute, filling about 3/4 full.
Top with pomegranate juice.
Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds.
3. Cucumber, Mint, and Elderflower Champagne Cocktails
- 1 Large cucumber, coarsely grated
- Juice of ½ a Lemon
- Large bunch of fresh mint
- 100ml Elderflower Cordial
- 1 bottle Champagne
Squeeze the grated cucumber over a fine strainer and into a bowl. Add the lemon juice. Bruise half of the mint leaves in a mortar and pestle. Add them to the cucumber/lemon juice mixture and leave to infuse for at least an hour.
Add the Elderflower cordial and chill.
Wrap the remaining mint leaves in a damp paper towel and chill as well.
Place 8 champagne flutes in the freezer 20 minutes before serving.
Shred the chilled mint leaves,
After removing from the freezer, divide the cordial/cucumber mixture between the glasses.
Top with Champagne.
Add shredded mint for garnish
4. Cranberry Ginger Champagne Martinis
- 4 oz Cranberry Juice
- 4 oz Ginger Liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
- 1 Oz Orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
- Crystallized ginger, for garnish
Combine the cranberry juice and liqueurs in a cocktail shaker that’s half filled with ice.
Shake vigorously for one minute, then strain into glasses.
Top up with champagne and add ginger for garnish.
5. Lemon Drop Champagne Punch
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup water
1 bottle Champagne, chilled
¾ cup good quality Vodka, chilled
4 oz candied lemon peels
Remove the zest from each lemon, using a vegetable peeler in a long, continuous spiral. Juice the lemons and set aside. There should be approximately ¾ cup of juice.
Make a simple syrup with the sugar and ½ cup of water. Heat them in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest and let cool completely.
Pour champagne, vodka, lemon juice, and syrup into a punch bowl. Stir and mix well. Serve glasses of punch with candied lemon peel for garnish.