The 14 Best Champagne Cocktails for When You’re Feeling Festive

published Jan 6, 2024
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Are you ready to pop open that bottle of bubbly and celebrate? Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, a weekend brunch, happy hour at home, or a casual get-together with friends, a bottle of Champagne is perfect for any occasion. 

We all know Champagne is fantastic on its own, but it’s even better as a cocktail to raise a toast to with friends and family. And if you don’t have a bottle of Champagne at home, you can use other varieties of sparkling wine, such as Prosecco (it isn’t just cheap Champagne!) and Cava.

From classic drinks like the French 75 and Kir Royale, to fun and fizzy pitcher cocktails for a crowd, our Champagne cocktails make every moment a toast-worthy celebration.

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French 75 Cocktail
This classic cocktail is a mix of gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup, with Champagne poured on top.
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Champagne Cocktail

Aromatic Angostura bitters add a layer of complexity to this classic cocktail.

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The Perfect Mimosa
A few simple steps result in the ultimate version of this brunch classic.
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Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria
With very little effort, you can make a pitcher of gorgeous sangria that's perfect for brunch or happy hour on your porch.
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Blood Orange French 75

This twist on the classic French 75 is refreshing and lighly fizzy, with a hint of sweetness.

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Blood Orange Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail

The brilliantly hued juice from blood oranges makes a striking and delicious pitcher drink.

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Fennel-Apple Bellinis
This winter cocktail starts with apple cider and Champagne and gets hints of sweetness from fennel syrup.
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Kir Royale
Light, fizzy, and pleasantly pink, Kir Royales are just as simple to make as they are tasty.
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Arnaud's French 75

Most French 75 recipes call for gin, but Arnaud's in New Orleans uses cognac instead.

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Rosé Champagne Cocktail

Bring out your best Champage flutes or coupes for this sparkling rosé cocktail.

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Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

The floral, sweet notes of elderflower liqueur pair well with Brut Champagne and strawberries in this pitcher cocktail.

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Hibiscus Ginger Punch

A hibiscus and ginger base with bubbly ginger ale and Champagne, this festive punch will put a colorful sparkle in your celebrations.

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From Russia with Love

Pop open some Champagne, along with Chambord and Godiva liqueurs, and you’ve got a decadent happy hour in less than ten minutes.

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Champagne Mint Julep

All this drink needs is some jazz and you’ll be having a very happy hour in less than 10 minutes time.

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