Champagne cocktails have become synonymous with brunch. It’s for good reason: These simple yet refreshing drinks lend themselves beautifully to a whole host of food pairings, from Dutch baby pancakes to cheesy egg scrambles. But don’t limit these effervescent cocktails to brunchtime or special occasions. We think that just about any time of day calls for a bubbly drink. To help you get mixing, we pulled together (some of) our favorite sparkling drinks.
A handful of recipes on this list call for Prosecco, Cava or other bubblies. However, you can substitute in Champagne for any of these. While a swap might change the flavor profile of the original cocktail slightly, we think you’ll still love the result. Not to mention, these drinks are a great way to utilize leftover Champagne —even if that’s a scarce occurrence.
Here are the best Champagne cocktails. Mimosas, anyone?
First on this list? The mimosa, of course. With just two ingredients, this effervescent cocktail has been enjoyed for around 100 years and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Pro tip: If you are using higher-end Champagne, keep the orange juice to about two ounces to retain the wine’s original flavor.
Get the Full Recipe Here: How to Make a Mimosa
Invented in 2002, the Porn Star Martini’s name has been responsible for countless giggles in bars across the country for over two decades. Not resembling a martini at all, this cocktail calls for a hearty topping of bubbles.
Get the Full Recipe Here: Made You Look: The Porn Star Martini Wants Your Attention
If you’re a Champagne fan who loves Seinfeld, you need this drink as its name references the writer’s room mantra of the ’90s sitcom. But unlike the no-frills approach to the show, this cocktail incorporates a number of ingredients and flavors.
Get the Full Recipe Here: No Learning, No Hugging
Get the Full Recipe Here: Sidecar Royale
Sure, this cocktail might be Christmas-themed, but we think its deliciousness shouldn’t be relegated to the holiday season alone. A versatile sipper, this cocktail tastes great with any type of dry bubbly wine.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Grinch Cocktail That Stole Christmas
Most spritz-y drinks call for soda water, but this sparkly drink gets its bubbles from Prosecco instead. Of course, you can substitute that for Champagne.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Brooklyn Spritz Cocktail
This purple-hued version of the French 75 cocktail mixes easy-to-make lavender syrup with lemon juice and dry sparkling wine for a refreshing sipper.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Lavender 75
Just when we thought piña coladas couldn’t get any better, we found this recipe, which calls for topping this already refreshing sipper with crisp bubbles.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Sparkling Colada Recipe
If you missed the insanely viral sensation that was TikTok’s Negroni Sbagliato, we’ve got you covered. This easy-to-make drink calls for Prosecco, but you can sub in Champagne or any other sparkler you have on hand.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Negroni Sbagliato Is Blowing Up on TikTok, Here’s Why
Aperol spritzes have become synonymous with aperitivi, which are drinks consumed before a meal that are believed to help stimulate one’s appetite. Add Prosecco or your Champagne of choice for some bubbles.
Get the Full Recipe Here: Venice-Style Prosecco Spritz
This pink-hued take on the French 75 calls for sparkling rosé. But might we suggest adding rosé Champagne instead?
Get the Full Recipe Here: A French 75 Cocktail with a Rosé Twist
This crowd pleaser is easy to mix up, should you find yourself needing cocktails in a pinch. The recipe calls for Cava rosé, but you could also use rosé Champagne or any bubbly pink drink you already have.
Get the Full Recipe Here: Poinsettia Cocktail
Sloe gin lends itself beautifully to several drinks, as evidenced in this creative twist on the Kir Royle cocktail. Make sure you have your favorite Champagne on hand to top it off.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Sloe Royale Cocktail
Combining aged rum, fresh lime and tart hibiscus syrup, we think we just found your new favorite cocktail. The recipe calls for Cava, but feel free to use Champagne instead.
Get the Full Recipe Here: Hibiscus Punch Royale
The Manhattan is a timeless classic, but we love riffs on it. Case in point: This recipe, which features smoky cherry garnish.
Get the Full Recipe Here: The Manhattan Royale
Last Updated: June 5, 2023