We never really need an excuse to pop a bottle of bubbly, but over Christmas and New Year the stuff is everywhere. And while we will always love a flute on its own, sometimes mixing it into a cocktail can be the perfect way to turn something special into something extra special.
We've gathered our favourite Champagne cocktails from around the web to ensure there's no shortage of that extra special. All of the recipes would work perfectly with Prosecco, too. Cheers!
Honey Sage Gin Fizz
This dreamy-looking cocktail has a secret: that's bacon on the rim (yes,
bacon). Photo: Courtesy of How Sweet It Is More
Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
The shredded coconut on the rim makes this cocktail look wintry— but every sip is like a trip to a tropical climate thanks to the pineapple and coconut.
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The Rosé Noir
V-Day came and went, but you can enjoy this bubbly cocktail any day of the year.
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Muddled Raspberries & Champagne
If our inner kid could design a cocktail, we're pretty sure it would be pink and involve rock candy. In other words, it would be exactly like this drink.
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Homemade pomegranate syrup is surprisingly easy to make — and will make you look like a certified mixologist when you mix it with bubbly.
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Moët Sunset Starlet
This cocktail, made with rosé Champagne, is as pretty as a sunset.
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Winter Champagne Cocktail
You only need a squeeze of orange juice, a dash of orange bitters, and a pretty sprig of rosemary to make a beverage this elegant.
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Pomegranate & Ginger Spritzer
A winter fruit that is as gorgeous as it is tasty, pomegranate is a perfect pairing for your bottle of bubbly.
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French 75 Popsicles
A staple of summer and childhood suddenly becomes grown-up (and festive!) with the addition of Champagne and gin.
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This pretty cocktail uses lemongrass syrup and vanilla for a drink that smells as nice as it tastes.
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Peppermint White Christmas
Nothing says Christmas quite like a candy cane, and nothing says Christmas
party like this cocktail with a candy-dusted rim. Photo: Courtesy of Freutcake. More
Elderflower Syrup, Vanilla & Pear Champagne Cocktail
Elderflower and Champagne are pretty much the boozy equivalent of peanut butter and jelly — they just
go together. Here, elderflower syrup and pears layer with Champagne for an irresistible drink. Photo: Courtesy of Lapin Blu. More
Kombucha Champagne Cocktail
Play with different flavors of kombucha to find your favorite combo in this genius cocktail.
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Fresh persimmon, in season in the winter months, is a clever update to the classic Champagne cocktail.
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Raspberry Champagne Float
Just add raspberry sorbet to make this cocktail that is as fun as it is easy.
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Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
Homemade blackberry syrup layered with gin and your favorite bubbly creates an ombre effect that is perfect for champagne flutes.
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