champagne cocktails

Here’s to you!

Carol cheers

And a toast to the holidays as well as what the new year has in store for all of us, with a few simple champagne or sparkling drinks. And by the way, I highly recommend the Treveri sparkling wines for these recipes! Just pour the ingredients into a flute, or mix in a pitcher for a larger quantity. For a non-alcoholic version of the diamond fizz or cosmo, use a sparkling white grape juice, sparkling apple juice, or lemon-lime soda instead of champagne or sparkling white wine, and flavored syrups. I like to serve these to my guests in aperitif glasses, so that they have the opportunity to sample several of the flavors!

quick bellini

Did you  know that this drink was invented in Venice, at Harry’s Bar?

  • 1 part peach schnapps
  • 3 parts champagne

kir royal

  • 1 part cassis (currant liqueur)
  • 3-4 parts champagne

original champagne cocktail

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2-3 drops bitters
  • champagne

Drop a sugar cube into the bottom of a flute. Drop bitters onto the sugar cube; pour champagne over to fill the glass. 

parisian twilight

  • 1 part creme de cacao (light or dark works well)
  • 1 part cherry brandy
  • 4 parts champagne

leapin’ lizard

  • 1 part creme de cacao (light or dark works well)
  • 1 part orange liqueur (orange vodka, triple sec, cointreau or grand mariner are some choices)
  • 4 parts champagne

diamond fizz

  • 1 part red or pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part rosemary infused simple syrup
  • 4 parts champagne

cosmo champagne cocktail

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part orange liqueur
  • 1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 parts champagne

Garnish with lime zest and cranberries; serve in sugar rimmed flutes.

lime sparkler

Click here for the recipe!


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