Champagne Cocktail Recipes


Planning to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast?

Think outside of the box with these creative cocktail recipes – they’re sure to start 2013 off with a bang!

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail 

Ingredients (makes one drink)

  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • Champagne
  • 3 ounce cranberry juice


Chill all of the ingredients beforehand.

Pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into a chilled champagne flute. Stir well and top with champagne.


Black Velvet Cocktail

Ingredients (makes one drink)

  • 5 oz chilled Guinness
  • 1 ½ ounce chilled champagne


Pour Guinness into champagne flute. Add champagne slowly, use the back of a spoon if you need. The goal is to float the champagne on top of the Guinness. Serve and enjoy!


Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Ingredients (serves 6 – 8)

  •   3 lemons, room temperature
  •   1/2 cup sugar
  •   1 bottle (750 milliliters) Champagne, chilled
  •   3/4 cup best-quality vodka, chilled
  •   4 ounces candied lemon peels


With a vegetable peeler, remove zest from each lemon in a long, continuous spiral. Juice lemons, and strain pulp (you should have 3/4 cup juice). Set aside.

Heat sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add zest. Let syrup cool completely, about 2 hours.

Pour champagne, vodka, lemon juice, and syrup into a punch bowl; stir. Serve glasses of punch with candied peels.


What’s your favorite cocktail recipe?



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