23 Champagne Cocktails to Celebrate This Christmas & New Year’s Eve

There’s plenty to love about the festive season, but nothing inspires true yuletide joy quite like indulging in a bottle of bubbly or two.

This list of Champagne cocktail recipes includes the very best serves for you to explore this winter, from simple classics to extravagant showstoppers.

Check out our full range of Champagne, Prosecco, and Sparkling Wine to find the perfect bottle for your Christmas and New Year’s cocktails.

 

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail

This isn’t any champagne cocktail, it’s THE Champagne Cocktail. A staple at all the fanciest bars, this classic is certain to bring some glamour to your winter celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 1 white sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 20ml Cognac
  • Champagne, to top
  • Lemon twist, to garnish

Method:

  1. Place the sugar cube on a tablespoon and pour over a dash of Angostura Bitters, allowing it to completely soak in
  2. Put the sugar cube at the bottom of a Champagne flute and add the cognac
  3. Fill the flute with champagne and garnish with a thin lemon twist

 

Stolen Kiss

Perfect for sipping as you linger near the mistletoe, the Stolen Kiss is a gin-based cocktail with a flourish of Rosé Champagne – we’d recommend a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, syrup, and liqueur to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with champagne

 

Christmas Morning

Christmas Morning Cocktail

Contrary to the name, you might want to wait until evening to enjoy a Christmas Morning cocktail on account of the absinthe. Or not. Up to you.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour each ingredient into a champagne flute, starting with the liqueurs, syrups, and absinthe
  2. Add the orange juice and stir well
  3. Top up with champagne and garnish with a strip of orange peel

 

Kir Royale

A Kir Royale is one of the most famous champagne cocktails, and luckily, it’s also one of the easiest to prepare. All you need is some blackcurrant liqueur and a nice bottle of dry Champagne like the Laurent Perrier Brut.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the Crème de Cassis into a flute glass and top with champagne

 

Blackcurrant Spritz

Blackcurrant Spritz Cocktail

This one’s very similar to a Kir Royale but has a good splash of soda water to lighten it up a bit.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Add every ingredient to a large wine glass and stir well
  2. Keep your drink chilled with a handful of your favourite frozen fruit, be it cherries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries

 

Twinkle

Make like a star on top of a Christmas tree with the floral and citrusy Twinkle cocktail.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Simply pour all ingredients into a flute glass, leaving the prosecco for last

 

Flower Child

Flower Child Cocktail

This beautiful fusion of Jasmine, Rose, Elderflower, and Orange will provide much needed memories of springtime while you’re sheltering from the cold and rain.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Add the gin and liqueurs to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled
  2. Strain into a flute glass and top with Prosecco

 

Aperol Mimosa

The perfect midway between an Aperol Spritz and a Mimosa, there’s simply no better way to kick off your New Year’s Brunch.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a Champagne glass and stir

 

Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon Cocktail

Death in the Afternoon is an absinthe cocktail invented by booze-loving writer Ernest Hemingway. A highly appropriate drink for conking out after Christmas dinner.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the absinthe into a coupe glass and add the champagne very slowly

 

Air Mail

For this rich rum-based serve you’ll want to choose a good Golden Rum like those from Bounty, Diplomatico, and Eminente.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Rum
  • 10ml lime juice
  • 10ml honey
  • Champagne, to top

Method:

  1. Add the rum, lime, and honey to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly
  2. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with champagne

 

French 75

French 75 Cocktail

Another icon of the champagne world, the French 75 is as classic as they come and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at your next cocktail party.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Gin
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Champagne, to top

Method:

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled
  2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with bubbly
  3. Garnish with a thin strip of lemon zest

 

Negroni Sbagliato

“Sbagliato” roughly translates from Italian as “mistake”, which is exactly what this cocktail began as. A bartender inadvertently created it when he picked up a bottle of prosecco instead of gin while making a Negroni.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
  • Prosecco, to top

Method:

  1. Slowly pour each ingredient into a champagne flute and top with a twist of orange peel

 

Mexican Flower

Mexican Flower Cocktail

This floral champagne cocktail is a tequila lover’s dream, and it’s well worth picking up a garnish of dried hibiscus petals to make sure it looks just as good as it tastes.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Shake together the tequila and syrup with ice and strain into a coupe glass
  2. Top with prosecco and finish with a scattering of dried hibiscus petals

 

Soleil de Peche

With a hint of grapefruit, a touch of peach, a dash of gin and an elegant stream of bubbles, a Soleil de Peche is certain to bring out the sunshine.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Shake together the gin and liqueurs with ice before straining into a flute glass and topping with champagne

 

Grand Royal

Grand Royal Cocktail

A Grand Royal is sophistication incarnate. If you really want to bring the grandeur and royalty, use a premium bottle of champagne such as Armand De Brignac Brut Gold or Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour both ingredients into a champagne flute and garnish with an orange peel twist

 

Gin & Raspberry Fizz

Delicious cocktail and impressive spectacle all in one, dropping a sugar cube into your glass magically creates some ultra-frothy bubbles to get the party started.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the gin, liqueur, and prosecco into a coupe glass and stir
  2. Drop a sugar cube into the glass and garnish with a couple of raspberries

 

Old Cuban

Old Cuban Cocktail

For an authentic Old Cuban, choose a bottle of Cuban Dark Rum such as Bacardi Carta Negra, Havana Club Anejo, or Eminente Reserva.

Ingredients:

  • 6 mint leaves
  • 35ml Rum
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Champagne, to top

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients bar the champagne to a cocktail shaker and hard shake with ice
  2. Strain into a flute and top with champagne

 

Ward 75

The Ward 75 is a twist on a traditional bourbon cocktail, made just a little bit more luxurious with a generous dash of champagne.

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Bourbon Whiskey
  • 20ml Grand Marnier
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Champagne, to top

Method:

  1. Shake together all ingredients except the champagne with ice and strain into a coupe glass
  2. Fill the glass with champagne

 

Peach Melbarita

Peach Melbarite Cocktail

Taking inspiration from a much-loved retro dessert, a Peach Melbarita is the perfect balance between fruity and boozy.

Ingredients:

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a coupe glass and stir well

 

Black Velvet

The Black Velvet is a real winter warmer, though perhaps a less well-known champagne cocktail due to its unconventional ingredient: stout. It’s sure to win you over from the first sip.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Fill a champagne flute halfway with Guinness then fill the rest of the glass with champagne, taking care to get an equal measure

 

Aperol & Mango Spritz

Aperol and Mango Spritz Cocktail

Tangy, bitter orange and sweet, juicy mango makes this Spritz one of the most refreshing serves around.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a champagne flute

 

Lazzaroni Spring

Lazzaroni Amaretto Liqueur tastes like Christmas in a bottle. Liven it up with a bit of orange juice and bubbly and you’ve got the perfect after-dinner cocktail.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Fill a large wine glass with ice cubes and pour in each ingredient

 

Champagne Colada

Champagne Colada Cocktail

The only thing missing from a standard Pina Colada is a good dose of Prosecco. Tropical and refreshing, perfect for pretending like you’re not stuck in the middle of an interminable British winter.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Coconut Rum
  • 25ml coconut cream
  • 25ml pineapple juice
  • Prosecco, to top

Method:

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled
  2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with prosecco

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