Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes

Champagne Cocktails
Add some sparkle to your dinner table or party with one of these fabulous Champagne cocktails. Stuart Dee / Photographer's Choice RF / Getty Images

When making any cocktail with Champagne, be sure to add the Champagne to the flute last. Pour the Champagne slowly over the other ingredients to avoid an overflow. Stirring these cocktails is not usually necessary as the bubbles do most of the work, but when you do, stir slowly and gently. For the best results serve Champagne cocktails right away.

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

  • Cherub's Cup- sparkling wine, vodka or gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberry
  • Clean Slate - Champagne, amaretto vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Cherry Heering liqueur, lemon juice, apple-cinnamon syrup
  • Elderflower Cocktail- Champagne, St. Germaine, soda
  • Emboldened Cherry Blossom- Champagne, cocoa-infused tequila, Combier Rouge and d'Orange, blood orange juice, lemon juice
  • Raspberry Bellini- Champagne, cachaca, raspberries, lime juice
  • Ruby Negroni- Prosecco, Beefeater 24 Gin, tawny port, raspberry syrup
  • Sparkling Acai Sangria- sparkling wine, VeeV Acai Spirit, elderflower liqueur, orange juice
  • Stoli Accomplice- Champagne, vodka, lemon juice, strawberries, simple syrup
  • Tezón Mistletoe- Mumm Champagne, Tequila Tezón Blanco, triple sec, pomegranate juice
  • There Will Be Rum- Mumm Champagne, Malibu rum, ruby red grapefruit juice, grenadine
  • Tickled Pink- Champagne, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • Valencia Cocktail #2- Champagne, apricot brandy, orange juice, orange bitters
  • Vampire Kiss Cocktail- Champagne, vodka, Chambord
  • Viscusi Cocktail- Prosseco, dessert wine, Canadian whisky, orange bitters
  • Waterloo Sunset- Champagne, Beefeater 24 Gin, elderflower liqueur, raspberry liqueur
  • Winter- Champagne, SKYY Orange vodka, blue curaçao

Red and White Wine Cocktail Recipes

Mixing with wine can be a lot of fun because there are so many wines to explore and each will make an entirely different cocktail in the end. Another aspect that I enjoy about wine cocktails is that these are great ways to thoroughly enjoy those cheaper wines. Not to say that there are not an ever increasing number of decent $5 wines available, but if there is one that you find a little too dry, sweet, or tart one of these drinks may be the answer for finishing off the bottle.

  • Kir- dry white wine, crème de cassis
  • La Dame Blasée- Sauvignon Blanc, absinthe, buffalo grass vodka, parsley-lemon simple syrup, lemon juice, mint bitters
  • Liquid Lust- white wine, Rosangel tequila, orange juice, cranberry juice, club soda, fruits
  • Miranda Cocktail- pinot noir, Lillet Blanc, Bluecoat Gin, simple syrup, lemon puree
  • Mulled Pomegranate Warmer- red wine, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, lemons, oranges, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • Mulled Wine- red wine, brandy, orange, cloves, honey or sugar, cinnamon sticks, ginger
  • Napoleon- Dubonnet Rouge, gin, Grand Marnier
  • Nolet's Silver Sangria- white wine, gin, white grape juice, fresh apples and grapes
  • Pink Elephant- merlot, Amarula Cream, chocolate liqueur, raspberry puree, heavy cream
  • Raspberry Peach Cobbler - sherry, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Liqueur, cinnamon syrup, vanilla bean, raspberries
  • Rosé Berry Bliss- Clos du Bois Rosé, pink lemonade, blueberries, lemon-lime soda
  • Sangria- red wine, brandy, curaçao, ginger ale, sugar syrup, club soda, fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh orange juice
    • Brazilian Sangria- red wine, Spanish brandy, absinthe, orange liqueur, fresh fruits
    • Dutch Appel Sangria- white wine, Van Gogh Dutch Appel Vodka, orange liqueur, pineapple juice
    • White Peach Sangria- Pinot Grigio, mango rum, white peach schnapps, lemon, lime, orange, lemon-lime soda
    • Spanish Sangria- from About.com's Spanish Cuisine Guides, Lisa & Tony Sierra
  • Sherry Cobbler- Sherry, simple syrup, orange, berries
  • Smokey Robinson- sweet red wine, tequila, mezcal, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar, apple shrub
  • Something Blue- white wine, Hpnotiq, ginger ale
  • Texas Farm Nog - sherry, tequila, eggs, milk, heavy cream, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • UK Sour- red wine, Scotch whisky, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup
  • Weep No More- Dubonnet Rouge, brandy, maraschino liqueur, lime juice
  • Wine Spritzer- white wine, club soda or mineral water
  • Winter Warmer Mulled Sangria - red wine, pomegranate liqueur, Jagermeister Spice, pomegranate, cranberries, mulling spices club soda
  • Xalapa Punch- dry red wine, apple brandy, amber rum, black tea, honey, oranges