Champagne cocktail recipes including a Kir Royale, Aperol Spritz, Fruit Shrubs and Christmas Champagne cocktails
Champagne is delicious on its own, of course, but if you fancy serving up something more exciting than a simple glass of fizz, why not try one of our Champagne cocktail recipes?
Italians love an Aperol Spritz with some antipasti before dinner, and we can see why. This sharp and zesty aperitif is made with Aperol, a bitter orange spirit. The Aperol is mixed with Prosecco and soda water and served over plenty of ice with fresh orange slices. The perfect cocktail for a balmy summer's evening.
This gorgeous Champagne cocktail is the perfect way to usher in a New Year, or to celebrate other special occasions. The Midnight Kiss is made with a slug of vodka, a healthy dose of Champers, and a simple homemade basil and strawberry syrup. In fact the flavours of mint, basil and fresh strawberries make this the perfect summer Champagne cocktail, too.
Fruit Shrubs are cocktail bases made from fresh fruit (often berries), sugar and vinegar. You make a simple homemade syrup with the ingredients then leave to cool before topping with Champagne or Prosecco to create an easy cocktail with a delicious sweet and sour flavour profile. An original way to use up a glut of summer fruits and the ideal base for making drinks for a crowd.
We created this tropical cocktail for Christmas, but it's delicious enjoyed any time of the year. Fans of Mojitos, Margaritas or the Cuba Libre will love this Champagne cocktail with a Caribbean twist. Shake golden rum with ginger wine and fresh ginger muddled with lime and honey. Top with cranberry juice and Prosecco. Heavenly.