Champagne Cocktail Recipes

It doesn't have to be New Year's Eve for you to enjoy a bubbly cocktail or Champagne punch. Our easy recipes are delicious any time of year. Start with the classics and then experiment with all kinds of flavors. Cheers!

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Negroni Sbagliato

This fizzy, four-ingredient pitcher drink is based on the famed Italian aperitif but calls for prosecco instead of gin; so while it still whets the appetite, it won't go right to your head. It's the perfect lighter beverage to have with appetizers and before a big feast.
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Champagne Fizz

Our bubbly update on the classic Champagne cocktail features a piece of candied ginger rather than a bitters-saturated sugar cube.

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

A twist on the kir royale, this sparkling cocktail calls for homemade cranberry sauce instead of the traditional creme de cassis.

The Gemini

Rating: 4 stars 36
Bringing together tart and sweet, floral and fruity, this refreshing concoction owes its origin to the elderflower liqueur. Perfect for a summer get-together, it's guaranteed to delight.

Bellini

Originated in Venice, Italy, this Champagne cocktail has become one of the most popular brunch drinks of all time. It's best made with fresh peach puree.

Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails

Rating: 3.5 stars 230
The blood-orange juice turns what would ordinarily be a mimosa into a lovely ruby-tinted cocktail.

Champagne Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 349
Raise a glass to sunny days and balmy nights with this refreshing champagne-and-fruit cocktail.

Basil French 75

Rating: 4 stars 12
All kinds of cocktails perk up when herbs are added to the mix. The key to extracting the herbs' flavors and fragrant oils is muddling -- done with a traditional bar tool (that's similar to a mortar and pestle but gentler on delicate leaves) or the end of a wooden spoon. Try these cocktails: Mint-Ginger Caipiroska, Cilantro Negroni, Tequila-Thyme Lemonade

Cranberry-Orange Sparkler

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
Sparkling, tart, and the prettiest shade of blush, these sparklers are -- dare we say -- more enticing than a plain old mimosa.

Kir Royales

Rating: 3.5 stars 60
Made with Champagne and creme de cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur), the classic French cocktail is fruity and refreshing. For a casual affair, serve your Kir Royales in stemless glasses.
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Manhattan Kir Royale

France's famous kir royale (black-currant liqueur and Champagne) meets the Manhattan, a classic cocktail of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Serve with Rosemary-Caramel Popcorn.