Bubbly champagne, chambord liqueur and a touch of grenadine combine in this delicious, classic champagne cocktail. The perfect refreshment for bridal showers, holiday events, or an elegant, winter themed toast drink.
What mixes well with champagne?
Fruit juices are a popular choice to mix with champagne, we see this with the well loved mimosa using orange juice, cranberry, raspberry, peach, even apple. Chambord is a raspberry liqueur that compliments champagne beautifully. Orange flavored triple sec, also known as cointreau combines with cranberry juice for a delicious holiday flavored champagne cocktail.
An elegant after dinner or special event cocktail. Garnish it for any occasion.
What is the difference between champagne and a champagne cocktail?
Simply put, champagne is a specific sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France. Traditionally, a champagne cocktail is made by combining champagne, a cube of sugar, twist of lemon, and a dash of Angostura bitters.
Over time we have created variations of the term with a variety of mixed champagne drinks.
More delicious champagne drinks
Champagne drinks serve beautifully for a special brunch, holiday event, or wedding shower. Here are three of our favorites. Be sure to take a look at our Limoncello Prosecco cocktail too.
How do you dress up champagne?
Champagne is a classic, simple refreshment that is popular year round and for all occasions. Here are some of our favorites ideas for how to dress up this bubbly cocktail.
- Garnish with fresh fruit
- Mix with Grenadine for a beautiful pop of pink
- Serve with rock candy sticks
- Top with cotton candy fluff
- Rim your champagne flute with colored sugars
- Garnish with spun sugar
- Add a sugared lemon or orange peel twist
- Serve with sprigs of rosemary during the holiday season
Red Raspberry Champagne Cocktail Recipe:
Try this as a winter or Christmas champagne cocktail with fresh raspberries and a rosemary sprig. The evergreen touch brings in the red and green Christmas spirit that compliments your event with beautiful elegance.
- We used barefoot bubbly moscato Spumate Champagne (mini bottle 4 pack). Brut Champagne or your favorite will also work fine.
- Grenadine (a dash)
We use a tall chilled champagne flute for this drink. Champagne cocktails are best served in tall, stemmed glasses to contain the bubbles and prevent the drink from warming and going flat.
Our choice for garnish is red raspberries to mirror the raspberry flavor of the chambord and the additional red color added by the grenadine. The raspberries make a nice garnish without the fresh rosemary sprig, but if you are serving this for a holiday cocktail, the rosemary does make a beautiful seasonal statement.
How do you preserve the bubbles in champagne cocktails?
Champagne is a beautiful, bubbly sparkling wine and best served chilled for optimal fizz and sparkle. Here are some tips for how to preserve the fizz and punch of champagne.
- Chill your sparkling wines or champagnes before serving. This slows down the gas molecules, helping to build those beautiful bubbles.
- Pour your bubbly into the glass at an angle. The gentle pour will minimize the loss of bubbles.
- Use a tall champagne flute to keep the surface area of your glass small. The height will contain the bubbles and the narrow shape will concentrate the carbonation.
For more on champagne bubble science check out this article
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Red Raspberry Champagne Cocktail
Bubbly Champagne, Chambord liqueur with a dash of grenadine combine for outstanding color and flavor in this delicious show stopping champagne cocktail. Serve it at a special brunch, lunch or event.
- 8 oz. champagne (mini bottle)
- 1/4 oz. chambord
- 1/4 oz. Teaspoon Grenadine (a dash)
- In a tall champagne flute pour one 6 oz. bottle of champagne.
- Pour in the grenadine over the back of a spoon.
- Drizzle a chambord over a spoon and down into the cocktail
- Plop the red raspberries on the top of the drink
- Finish the drink with a stick of fresh rosemary
- Fresh Raspberries
- 1 stick fresh rosemary
- chocolate heart (on side)
Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 14mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 0g
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