Sparkling cocktail ideas

31st July 2020

10 Sparkling Cocktail Ideas

Best served with Champagne, these cocktail recipes are equally delicious and refreshing with Prosecco or a sparkling alternative.

The more modestly priced and readily available alternatives to champagne are Prosecco (Italy's answer to Champagne), Cava (Spain's alterative), Espumante, Crémant, Pétillant Naturel and Lambrusco.

 

Mimosa

Named after the yellow-flowered mimosa plant, this Spanish favourite is refreshing on a sunny day.

  • 50ml fresh orange juice
  • Champagne
  • 1 tbsp Cointreau (optional)
 

Kir Royale

Originating in the 1940’s, this French cocktail has a delicious berry taste.

  • 15ml crème de casis
  • Champagne
  • Blackberry to garnish

 

 

The Ritz

An elegant Champagne cocktail that balances sweet and tart flavours beautifully.

  • 20ml cognac
  • 15ml Triple Sec
  • 5ml Maraschino liqueur
  • 7ml fresh lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • Decorate with an orange twist
 

French 75

This classic cocktail is a firm favourite with gin lovers.

  • 35ml gin
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
  • Champagne
  • Decorate with lemon twist

 

 

Passionfruit Martini

A modern twist on a classic martini.

  • 25ml vodka
  • 25ml Passoa
  • 25ml passion fruit puree
  • 25ml apple juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 35ml Champagne
  • Half a passion fruit shell for decoration
 

Bellini

This fruity Italian classic is ideal for a celebratory breakfast or brunch.

  • 75ml peach puree (two peaches peeled and blended)
  • Prosecco
  • Decorated with a peach slice

 

 

Aperol Spritz

Inspired by the Venetian mix of white wine and soda, this cocktail was popular in the 1950’s and has recently made a comeback.

  • 50ml Aperol
  • 75ml Prosecco
  • Splash of soda
  • Decorate with orange slice and serve over ice
 

Old Cuban

This versatile drink is almost a sophisticated and upscaled version of the classic mojito.

  • 6 mint leaves - gently muddle at the bottom of the glass
  • 35ml dark rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 dashes Angustura bitters
  • Champagne
  • Mint leaf for decoration

 

 

Black Velvet

This unlikely combination of Irish stout and Champagne has been around since the 1800’s. The crispness of the Champagne cuts through the antioxident-rich Guinness creating a creamy enjoyable drink.

  • 75ml Champagne
  • 75ml Guinness
 

Classic Champagne cocktail

A decadent drink, which is believed to have originated in America.

  • 1 sugar cube (or tsp sugar)
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Champagne Decorate with a lemon twist

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