There’s probably not a person alive who doesn’t associate champagne and champagne drinks with happiness and celebration. And for very good reason…
After all, we toast every happy event with a glass of the bubbly, so it’s only natural that we should think about using one of our favourite drinks to create champagne cocktails. From the easily accessible lower end champagnes right up to the most expensive of Cristal and Krug – champagne cocktails can be found and created for every occasion.
Of course, there will always be those who prefer to sip their champers in the pure, unadulterated manner of tradition – but on the flip side there are many people who love to experiment and try out different ways of enjoying their favourite drink.
Champagne Cocktail Recipes and Champagne Drinks
There’s a multitude of different champagne cocktails and champagne drink recipes on the internet and from various other sources. When choosing to mix your champagne drinks you’ll find a plethora of different flavours to add, and let’s be honest, if you prefer to use other sparkling wine such as Cava or Prosecco instead of champagne then it’s a more than adequate substitute.
The following are some simple champagne cocktail recipes that you might like to try.
Arise My Love
Simply add a teaspoon of crème de menthe to a champagne flute and pour in the champagne for a deliciously minty zest.
Midnight Kiss Cocktail
Wet and coat the rim of a champagne flute or wine glass with white or gold coloured sugar. Place ¾oz of chilled vodka in the glass, and then fill with champagne to just below the rim. Top up with blue curacao.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Take 1 sugar cube and soak in 3 drops of angostura bitters. Fill a flute with champagne and drop the sugar soaked cube inside. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Champagne Punch Recipes
Making a punch with champagne is a fun way of enjoying your favourite tipple. There are many different recipes to do this. The following is a simple method, and the measures mentioned make for 25 x 4oz servings. The ingredients you can use are:
- 12oz frozen fruit punch – partially thawed
- 10oz frozen strawberries
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 24oz ginger ale
- 1 qt champagne
- 3 cups water
Place a frozen ice ring into a punch bowl and add the water, juices, strawberries and fruit punch. Slowly stir until the fruit dissolves, then slowly add the ginger ale and champagne.
Serve cold. Cheers!
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