Take your brunch entertaining up a notch and go beyond the mimosa with these 5 fun Champagne cocktail recipes you have to try!
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Who doesn't love some bubbles with brunch? If you've been sticking to sipping tried and true peach bellinis or mimosas with your brunch, you've been missing out! The pleasing, sweet-dry flavor of Champagne is a worthy partner to fruits like blueberry and cranberry, and even the sweet-and-sour flavors of a margarita.
And if you're celebrating (you know... Mother's Day, graduations, a bridal shower, birthdays or just for fun!) what better way to do it than with everyone's favourite bubbles, Champagne! We're bringing you 5 refreshing new ways to serve up Champagne cocktails at brunch. And if you can serve them outside on a patio, even better!
Let us show you the way to a better brunch cocktail. Bottoms up!
Oh and if you've never made your own simple syrup check out our article on a Bartender's Best Friend: Simple Syrup for a basic recipe and some fun variations.
Put a twist on the classic peach bellini by using fresh strawberries instead! Seasonal Canadian strawberries will give this drink a lush colour and beautiful flavour.
- 2 c. strawberries (plus extra for garnish)
- One bottle (750 ml) Champagne
- Purée strawberries and push them through a strainer. Set aside.
- In a pitcher or large bowl, combine the entire bottle of Champagne with the strawberry purée. Stir gently to combine.
- Divide mixture among eight chilled cocktail glasses and garnish with diced strawberries.
Cranberry Champagne Cooler
Nothing tops a classic cranberry cocktail - you can serve it year round. This chilled Cranberry Champagne Cooler is just the ticket for sipping on the patio or adding a little ice to your winter cocktail parties.
- ¼ c. Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 1¼ c. red cranberry juice cocktail
- ½ c. plus 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 3 Tbsp. superfine sugar
- 4 c. chilled Champagne
- Stir together Cointreau, juices and sugar. Chill, covered, 2 to 6 hours.
- Just before serving, divide among 10 cocktail glasses and top off with Champagne.
A fresh take on the mimosa! Skip the blueberry smoothies for brunch and celebrate with a blueberry mimosa instead! Fresh blueberries and orange juice make this sparkling drink a winner!
- 1 c. blueberries
- orange juice (to taste)
- Champagne (used as topper)
- Purée blueberries in the blender. Add enough purée to fill one quarter of a cocktail glass.
- Add a small amount of orange juice (to taste) and fill in with Champagne. Stir gently
- 2 Tbsp. sugar (for rimming glasses)
- 2 lime wedges
- 4 Tbsp. Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
- 2 oz. tequila
- 2 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 6 oz. Champagne
- Place sugar on a plate that's large enough to fit the top of your glass.
- Rub lime wedge the entire way around the rim of the glass, then dip rim into the sugar to coat. Repeat with other glass and set aside.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice, tequila, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and Champagne. Shake gently two or three times.
- Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.
The French 75 is the perfect cocktail for toasting a special occasion. The mix of gin and champagne with a squeeze of citrus makes for a light, refreshing sip!
- 1 oz. gin
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- ½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Champagne (used as topper)
- lemon twist (for garnish)
- Combine gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake several times and strain into a glass.
- Top off with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
Bartender’s Note: Puréed fruit and sugar rims can get sticky. Delta® Bar/Prep faucets with Touch2O® Technology, let you turn the water on and off with a simple touch, which makes cleaning just as smooth as fun as sipping champagne.
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