9 Champagne Cocktails To Try This Weekend

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that life is for living – so pop a cork and enjoy a few champagne cocktails this weekend. Here are nine recipes we rate…
CAMERON WHITMAN/STOCKSY UNITED
Sgroppino: Swift Soho

Serves

1

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

10ml of St Germain
1 scoop of lemon sorbet
Lemon zest
Prosecco DOC or champagne

Method

Step 1

Add the St Germain to a coupe style glass, and then add the scoop of sorbet.

Step 2

Top with prosecco or champagne and garnish with a fine grating of lemon zest to serve.

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Lanique Rose Fizz: Lanique

Serves

1

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

25ml of Lanique
Prosecco or champagne

Method

Step 1

Pour your choice of fizz into a flute and top with Lanique.
Life In Venice: Grey Goose

Serves

2

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

35ml of Grey Goose L’Orange
20ml of white peach puree
5ml of grenadine syrup
Dash of peach bitters
Pinch of pink pepper powder
50ml of prosecco or champagne
To garnish:
3 whole peppercorns

Method

Step 1

Combine the vodka and flavoured ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir to a froth.

Step 2

Wait for the froth to settle, then gently pour into a flute.

Step 3

Top with chilled prosecco or champagne.

Step 4

Garnish with the pink peppercorns.
By Any Other Name: Grey Goose

Serves

1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Grey Goose vodka
20ml of rose water simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water, 6 dashes of rose water)
15ml of fresh lemon juice
50ml of rosé champagne

Method

Step 1

Shake and strain over the centre of the sorbet in a straight-sided coupe glass. Top with champagne.

Step 2

Garnish with the basil leaf and serve immediately.
Beaux 42: Sebastian Stefan, Jim & Tonic

Serves

10

Total Time

2 Minutes

Ingredients

40ml of rhubarb gin
1 lemon Sugar syrup
Prosecco or champagne

Method

Step 1

Start off by making the sugar syrup (use two parts sugar to 1 part hot water). Once all the sugar has fully dissolved, set the syrup on the side for cooling.

Step 2

Next grab the fruit peeler and make a long, beautiful lemon peel and set it on the side.

Step 3

Cut the peeled lemon in half and using a Mexican elbow juice half of it. Measure 20ml of fresh lemon juice and 15ml of homemade sugar syrup and add them to the shaker.

Step 4

Measure 40ml of gin and add it to the shaker.

Step 5

Now add the ice to the shaker and close it tight. Give it a quick shake.

Step 6

Next open the shaker and using the fine strainer strain the liquid into a tall champagne flute.

Step 7

Top up the flute with prosecco or champagne and garnish with the lemon peel.
The Brockmans 75: Jo Jacobius, Brockmans Gin

Serves

1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of gin
25ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
15ml of sugar syrup
Champagne
To garnish:
Lemon zest

Method

Step 1

Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice. Strain into a chilled flute and top with the champagne.

Step 2

Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.
Rosé Royale: Starlino

Serves

1

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

25ml of Starlino Rosé
50ml of champagne
Splash of grapefruit juice
To garnish:
1 maraschino cherry

Method

Step 1

Add the Starlino to a flute glass.

Step 2

Top up with sparkling wine and a splash of grapefruit juice.

Step 3

Drop in maraschino cherry to garnish.
French 75: Monkey 47

Serves

2

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

30ml of Monkey 47 gin
2 dashes of sugar syrup
15ml of lemon juice
60ml of champagne

Method

Step 1

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2

Combine the gin, syrup, and lemon juice and place in the cocktail shaker.

Step 3

Shake vigorously, then strain into an iced champagne glass.

Step 4

Top up with champagne.

Step 5

Stir gently and enjoy.

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Semiotic Martini: Kristian Smith, Savage Garden

Serves

2

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

25ml of Crystal Head vodka
20ml of walnut vermouth (normal vermouth will work too)
15ml of Pampelle
5ml of Seedlip Grove
5ml of pineapple 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.

CREDITS: CAMERON WHITMAN/STOCKSY UNITED
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