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10 Best Champagne Cocktails

With the holidays right around the corner, you know what that means: Champagne. Whether raising a toast or just enjoying some bubbly, Champagne is the obvious favorite choice for anything celebratory. However, sometimes our beloved Champagne on its own can get a little boring. 

Champagne has a classic flavor that’s great on its own, but sometimes, you just want to mix it up a little bit. Here at Ohza, we believe that variety is the spice of life. So if you’re bored of regular Champagne, what can you do? 

One of the easiest ways to switch up Champagne is by making a quick cocktail. Champagne cocktails incorporate the bubbly that you know and love, with some added surprises. These Champagne cocktails are simple, refreshing, and fizzy. 

No matter the celebration, a Champagne cocktail is the perfect choice for a crowd, so it’s worth looking into your options. Here are our top ten picks for the best cocktails that you can make with Champagne (besides our mimosas, of course). 

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe 

Champagne is one of the best wines to pair with other flavors since its delicate profile blends perfectly with a ton of other ingredients. The most basic of all Champagne cocktails is named just that—a Classic Champagne cocktail

All you need to make this classic Champagne cocktail is a few simple ingredients, including: 

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 to 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 1 ounce of brandy
  • 4 to 6 ounces of Champagne 
  • Orange slice/maraschino cherry for garnish 

Combine these ingredients in a Champagne flute—it really is that easy. 

Pro Tip: When you are making this cocktail (or any Champagne cocktail, for that matter), wait until the last minute to open your bottle of Champagne. This helps preserve the bubbles in your Champagne, so you don’t have to worry about drinking flat wine. 

Nine Variations of the Champagne Cocktail

Whether you stick to a classic Champagne cocktail or experiment with your own flavors, there is lots of variety that you can add. While we love a regular glass of Champagne, you can get pretty tired of the same old drink. That’s why we’re all about switching it up and creating new variations on the old standards. 

If you’re feeling creative, one of the easiest ways to branch out is by experimenting with what you have. Try different flavored liqueurs or mix different spirits. Use trial and error until you find something unique that you love. 

If you’re not quite ready to play the mixologist on your own, don’t worry. Here are nine different Champagne cocktails that you can create without much extra thought. 

1. Mimosas 

The easiest Champagne cocktail to make is, no doubt, the mimosa. Lucky for you, here at Ohza, mimosas are our specialty. If you just ran out of your favorite Mango Mimosa, though, thankfully, mimosas are fairly easy to make. 

All you need is fruit juice (we like to keep it classic with fresh squeezed OJ) and Champagne to make this simple, versatile cocktail.

2. French 75

The French 75 cocktail is a unique but straightforward Champagne cocktail that’s been around for quite some time. It combines London gin, lemon juice, sugar, and Champagne to create a special cocktail. 

It was likely named the French 75 due to the punch of flavor and booze it packs, which reminds cocktail drinkers of the cannon of the same name. 

3. Sgroppino 

This fun, bright Champagne cocktail is made with the simplest of ingredients. It’s perfect for an outdoor brunch or a dessert for any occasion. 

All you need to make a classic Sgroppino is lemon sorbet, vodka, and Champagne. Add lemon sorbet to a Champagne flute, pour vodka over it, top with Champagne, and serve. 

4. Raspberry Fizz 

A Raspberry Fizz is a wonderful choice if you are looking for a fruity Champagne cocktail. 

Crush your raspberries with a mortar and pestle. Add the crushed raspberries to a Champagne flute, add raspberry liquor (we like Chambord best), and top with chilled Champagne of your choice. 

5. Aperol Spritz 

Aperol Spritz is an excellent idea if you want a refreshing cocktail that captures the essence of the bubbly you’re using. All you need to make an Aperol Spritz is Aperol, Champagne or prosecco, a splash of club soda, and orange slices for garnish. It’s fruity and bubbly, perfect for any occasion. 

6. B2C2

If you’re struggling to find a purpose for that leftover Champagne, this cocktail is the one for you. Combine brandy, Bénédictine (an herbal liqueur), Cointreau (a French orange liqueur), and room temperature Champagne to make a classic B2C2. 

7. Grand Royal 

Most cocktails call for just a splash of Grand Marnier, but we think it deserves a starring role. The Grand Royal is the Champagne cocktail to do just that. 

All you need for this cocktail is ¾ part Grand Marnier and four parts of your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine. It’s sweet, simple, and perfect for any celebration. 

8.  Black Velvet 

If mixed drinks normally aren’t your speed, this is the cocktail for you. The foamy nature of the Black Velvet cocktail makes it a perfect choice if you want something outside of the box. 

All you have to do is four parts Champagne with one part of Guinness in a Collins glass. This cocktail is like a soda float on steroids. 

9. Poinsettia Mimosa 

With the holidays right around the corner, this Poinsettia Mimosa is a fun holiday spin on a classic. The rich deep color of the cranberry juice is enough to get you excited about the holidays.

Replace the orange juice with cranberry juice for a different flavor profile and aesthetic. Just add a splash of triple sec, and you have a perfect holiday mimosa—or you can skip the work and grab one of our Cranberry Mimosas instead. 

Bring On the Bubbly

No matter how you decide to enjoy your Champagne, there is always a reason to celebrate. Whether you keep it classic with a glass of Champagne or get creative with a Champagne cocktail, the possibilities are virtually endless. You can add tons of different flavors to your favorite alcoholic beverages to create a new and unique combination. 

Whether you are ringing in the New Year, enjoying a day on the beach, or just watching the snowfall outside, sharing a new recipe with people you love is never a bad idea. Try one of these recipes and add them to your cocktail collection. 

All that’s left to do now is to raise a toast to the people you love most. Whether they are beer drinkers, mimosa fanatics, or something in between, celebrating the little things like bonding over new recipes is always a great way to show people in your life that you care. 

Sources: 

The Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe | The Spruce Eats  

15 Best Champagne Cocktails - Sparkling Wine Drink Recipes for Any Occasion | Esquire 

10 Champagne cocktails you can make in minutes | BBC Good Food  

Champagne Cocktails Recipes and Ideas | Food Network  

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