A delicious and beautiful Champagne Cocktail made with juice, liqueur and fresh fruit. Mix and match your favorite flavors to create your perfect drink!
Pop open some champagne – this easy and elegant Champagne Cocktail is a drink you won’t be able to resist. This fruity Champagne Cocktail has quickly climbed to the top of my favorite drink list. Bonus: It is the perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day! Serve this Champagne Cocktail with Baked Brie or a Fruit and Cheese Board, and watch everyone go crazy for it. This cocktail is so easy you’ll be whipping it up all the time!
Champagne Cocktails can be made a million different ways. We’ve all had a mimosa (champagne and orange juice), and although those are delicious, this cocktail blows that one away. I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with a traditional mimosa again. This is the only Champagne Cocktail I want to to be sipping on!
How to Make a Champagne Cocktail:
- Champagne/Sparkling Wine: This is the base of the cocktail; use whatever brand you like. Since we’re adding stuff to it, don’t feel the need to spend a ton of money; a moderately priced sparkling wine should be just fine. Tip: You can even use sparkling apple cider for a non-alcoholic cocktail.
- Juice: Pomegranate or cherry juice are my favorite juices for this version. I love their color and their flavor.
- St. Germain or Raspberry Liqueur: St. Germain is floral and raspberry liqueur is fruity; choose whichever you prefer (or any other liqueur of your choice). Tip: Buy small bottles of flavored liqueur so that you can try different combinations.
- Fresh Fruit: This makes the cocktail look extra pretty. Garnish with raspberries, cherries, cranberries, or pomegranate seeds. And don’t forget to nibble on that boozy fruit!
- Fruit Sorbet: If you want to make these cocktails extra fun and fancy, you can add a scoop of fruit sorbet right into each glass.
Use my recipe as a base and switch around the juice, liqueur and fruit garnishes to make your favorite version.
You can make this cocktail in a pitcher (drinks for a crowd!) or you can let each person assemble their own cocktail by setting out all the components alongside your champagne flutes. When I make this in a pitcher, I like to add some fresh fruit right into the pitcher (kind of like sangria).
It should come as absolutely no surprise that I love, love, love a scoop of raspberry sorbet floating in my champagne. Is it a cocktail? Is it dessert? Yes and yes. And it’s amazing!
This cocktail is fantastic for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or New Year’s Eve. Pop open champagne to celebrate a birthday, promotion, or just because. Champagne feels like such a celebratory drink, but there is no reason that you can’t enjoy it anytime you want! You can purchase small bottles of champagne, or sparkling wine in a can, which means you can whip up this cocktail for a couple of people with ease. Have a ho-hum day that needs something special? This is it! There is zero shame in standing at your kitchen counter, in your yoga pants, making yourself a champagne cocktail. Live your best life, people. Cheers!
- 750 mL bottle champagne or sparkling wine
- 1 cup pomegranate or cherry juice more or less to taste
- ¼ cup St. Germain elderflower liqueur or raspberry liqueur
- Raspberries pomegranate seeds, cranberries or cherries for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir gently. Serve in champagne flutes garnished with additional fruit.
This recipe originally appeared on Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.