9 Champagne Cocktails To Make This Christmas

Few celebrations are complete without a glass of fizz. If champagne cocktails are your thing, then from zesty grapefruit creations to a twist on the classic kir royale, here are nine recipes to get the party started…

Bella Vita: Salvatore Megna, director of mixology at The Stafford

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
35ml of Beluga vodka (ideally infused with lemongrass)
5ml of Italicus bergamot liqueur
25ml of clementine cordial
15ml of lime juice
Champagne
Method
Step 1
Put all the ingredients, minus the champagne, into a mixing glass.
Step 2
Stir and strain into a glass.
Step 3
Top with champagne.

Sloe Gin And Bubbles: Brookie’s Slow Gin

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
60ml Brookie’s Slow Gin
Champagne
Method
Step 1
Add two or three ice cubes to a wine glass and pour over the gin.
Step 2
Top with champagne and garnish with strawberry slices.

Rosemary and Citrus Royale: Francesco Braun, mixologist

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
25ml of Chase pink grapefruit and pomelo gin
60ml of champagne
15ml of lemon juice
15ml rosemary syrup (or cordial)
Fresh rosemary
Method
Step 1
Pour the gin, lemon juice and rosemary syrup into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Step 2
Double strain in a flute glass.
Step 3
Top with champagne and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Bramble Winter Royale: Bottlegreen

Serves
1
Total Time
3 Minutes
Ingredients
Champagne
20ml of Bottlegreen Bramble Cordial
Rosemary
Frozen blackberries
Method
Step 1
Pour champagne into a glass and top with 20ml of cordial.
Step 2
Garnish with rosemary and frozen blackberries.

French 23: Hometipple

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
15ml of lemon juice
10ml of sweetened Earl Grey tea
35ml of quinoa vodka
Champagne
Method
Step 1
Pour the juice, tea and vodka into a cocktail shaker.
Step 2
Shake vigorously over ice.
Step 3
Strain into a champagne flute or coupe.
Step 4
Top up with champagne.

Chambord Royale: Chambord

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
125ml of champagne
15ml of Chambord
A raspberry to garnish
Method
Step 1
Pour the champagne into a flute glass.
Step 2
Gently add a splash of Chambord.
Step 3
Garnish with a raspberry to complement.

Fig Royale: Callum Silvester at London Stock

Serves
1
Total Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
60g of sugar
40g of sherry vinegar
1 whole fig
15ml of sweet vermouth
20ml of vodka
15ml of elderflower cordial
Method
Step 1
Add the sugar, sherry vinegar and one fig to a pan and cook on a medium heat to infuse the fig and melt the sugar. Leave to cool.
Step 2
In a shaker, combine the vermouth, vodka and elderflower cordial with 15ml of the fig syrup.
Step 3
Shake over ice, strain and top with champagne.

101 Cocktail: Colonel Saab

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 brown sugar cube
¾ ounces of Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky
Champagne to top
Method
Step 1
Soak the brown sugar cube in three dashes of Angostura bitters.
Step 2
Add the whiskey, stir lightly, and top with champagne.

Poinsettia Cocktail: The Cocktail Society

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
75ml of champagne
25ml of Cointreau
75ml of cranberry juice
Method
Step 1
Add the Cointreau to a chilled flute glass and pour the champagne in gently on top.
Step 2
Float the cranberry juice over the champagne to slowly bleed through the drink.

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