The 29 Best Champagne Cocktails Worth Throwing a Party For

Champagne isn't just for celebrating (though it's great for that, too).

A trio of cocktails
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Though champagne is great to celebrate with, it's also so much more than that. The New Year's staple is a great base for spritz, or a margarita, or an adult punch, or any number of cocktails—not to mention, the classic mimosa (a personal favorite). It's time to see champagne in a whole new light, from two-ingredient recipes to more complex options. Allow me to present 29 champagne cocktail recipes from some of the world's best bartenders and champagne brands. Whip these out the next time you want to impress guests—or just treat yourself. (Hot tip: Sub in prosecco instead of champagne if you're on a tight budget.)

1. Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

(Image credit: Smirnoff Vodka)

Ingredients:

8 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

4 oz. Pomegranate Arils

33 oz. Pomegranate Juice

25 oz. Champagne

Orange slices, mint for garnish

Directions:

Stir together pomegranate juice and Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka in a large punch bowl. Stir in champagne. Add orange slices and Arils. Serve garnished with mint and fruit. Serves 11.

Courtesy of Smirnoff

2. McCabe's Brew

McCabe's cocktail

(Image credit: Tullamore D.E.W.)

Ingredients:

45 ml Tullamore D.E.W. Original

5 ml Apple Liqueur

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

2 Dash Angostura Orange Bitters

2 Barspoons White Granulated Sugar

30 ml Green Tea (Strongly Brewed)

Champagne

Directions:

In a shaker, add sugar, bitters, and green tea. Stir to dissolve sugar.
Add apple liqueur, Tullamore D.E.W., and ice. Hard shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with chilled champagne and garnish with a fan of apples.

Courtesy of Tullamore D.E.W.

3. Pom Cran Fizz Punch

Pom Cran Fizz Punch

(Image credit: Arles Villatoro)

Ingredients:

1 ¼ Cups chilled pomegranate juice

1 ½ oz. Cointreau Liqueur

1 Bottle Mezza di Mezzacorona

1 Fresh pomegranate, seeded

1 Bag cranberries

Directions:

Combine 1 ¼ cups of chilled pomegranate juice, 1 ½ oz of Cointreau Liqueur, 1 bottle of Mezza di Mezzacorona, ice, fresh pomegranate seeds and cranberries in a punch bowl. Serve in wine glasses.

Courtesy of Mezzacorona

4. Chandon Smoke & Bubbles

Chandon Smoke & Bubbles

(Image credit: Yechiel Orgel)

Ingredients:

3 oz. Chandon Brut

1/2 oz. Rosemary Honey Syrup

1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

1.25 oz. Ardbeg 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

2 Dash Celery Bitters

Directions:

Combine Ardbeg, lemon, and rosemary honey syrup in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Top with 3 oz. Chandon Brut. Garnish with rosemary & lemon peel.

*Rosemary Honey Syrup Recipe:

1/2 cup Fresh Rosemary Leaves, roughly chopped

2 cups Honey, clover or other mildly flavored

1 cup Water

Directions:

Pour honey and water into a saucepan and place over very low heat. Add rosemary leaves and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, until mixture is fragrant. Remove pan from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, carefully pour the honey through a sieve. Discard the rosemary leaves. Let mixture cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Transfer rosemary honey to an airtight container. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the honey. Store at room temperature for 24 hours, then place in the refrigerator.

Courtesy of Chandon

5. The Airmail

The Airmail cocktail

(Image credit: Mount Gay Rum)

Ingredients:

2 oz. Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel

3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 oz. Honey Water (1:1 Honey to Water)

7 Mint Sprigs

2 oz. Champagne

Directions:

Add Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel, Fresh Lime Juice, Honey Water and Mint Sprigs to cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Fine strain into chilled coupe. Finish with float of Champagne and garnish with Mint Leaf.

Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum

6. The Luxe Margarita

The Luxe Margarita cocktail

(Image credit: Blanco Tequila)

Ingredients:

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Blanco Tequila

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Champagne Float

3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Directions:

Shake Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice with ice, and strain into a chilled flute. Top with Champagne and bitters. Garnish with a red rose petal.

Courtesy of Cointreau

7. Ma Pêche

Ma Pêche cocktail

(Image credit: Talisker)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1/2 oz. Peach Puree

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Champagne to top

Fresh Mint Sprig for garnish

Directions:

Combine Oban 14 Year Old, peach puree, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Coupe glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with fresh mint sprig.

8. The Dissection Kit 

The Dissection Kit cocktail

(Image credit: Botanist Gin)

Ingredients:

1 oz. The Botanist Gin – approx. 2 tablespoons

¼ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice – approx. 1.5 teaspoons

½ oz. Lavender Syrup* - approx. 3 teaspoons

3 ¼ oz. Champagne – approx. 6.5 tablespoons or 100ml

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a champagne fluteTop up with Champagne Garnish with sun-dried meyer lemon and edible flowers as garnish such as lavender blossom, violas or elderflower

*Lavender Syrup Recipe:

1 cup water

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers

Combine water and sugar in a pot and stir well so the sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom. Bring to a low to medium simmer for 10 minutes ensuring all of the sugar crystals are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in lavender flowers. Let flowers steep for 1 hourStrain syrup and discard flowers. After use store in the fridge to maintain freshness

Courtesy of The Botanist Greenhouse Pop-Up at Rosewood Sand Hill

9. Life in Venice 

Life in Venice cocktail

(Image credit: Clos19)

Ingredients: 

Moët Ice Impérial

1/2 oz. Aperol

3 dashes of grapefruit bitters

Directions:

Chill 15 mL Aperol and three dashes of bitters and pour over ice in a large white wine or cabernet-style glass. Top with Ice Impérial and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Courtesy of Clos19.

10. Raspberry Wonder Fresh 

Raspberry Wonder Fresh cocktail

(Image credit: Aviation Gin)

Ingredients:

2 oz. Aviation American Gin

1/2 oz. Freshly pressed lemon juice

7 Raspberries

12 Mint leaves

3/4 oz Simple syrup

1 oz. Brut Champagne

Directions:

In a pint glass, muddle raspberries and mint. Next, add the spirits & mixers (through simple syrup). Then, fill with ice & shake vigorously. Finally, ffinely strain into an ice filled glass. Top with Brut Champagne. Garnish with a large mint sprig stuffed lemon wheel

Courtesy of Aviation Gin

11. Talisker 57 

Talisker 57 cocktail

(Image credit: Talisker)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 oz. Simple Syrup

Champagne to top

Lemon Twist for garnish

Directions:

Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Flute glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with a twist.

Courtesy of Talisker

12. Pear Champagne 

Pear Champagne

(Image credit: St. George Spirits)

Ingredients:

1 tsp. St. George Pear Brandy

6 oz, chilled demi-sec Champagne

Directions:

Coat the inside of a Champagne flute with pear brandy, then fill with bubbly. Garnish with thin slices of fresh pear. Festive, elegant, easy!

Courtesy of St. George’s Spirits

13. Grapefruit Spritz 

Grapefruit Spritz cocktail

(Image credit: CATCH Hospitality Group)

Ingredients:
1 oz. Nolet’s Gin

1 oz. Giffard Pamplemousse

1/2 oz. Lillet Rosé

1/2 oz. Aperol

Directions:

Combine the Nolet’s Gin, Giffard Pamplemousse, Lillet Rosé, and Aperol, and pour into an AP wine glass. Next, add the Chandon sparkling wine. Top with regular ice and gently stir. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Courtesy of CATCH Hospitality Group

14.  Brunchy Bubbly Berry Pineapple Mimosa 

Brunchy Bubbly Berry Pineapple Mimosa cocktail

(Image credit: James Stevenson)

Ingredients:

2 oz. of Seagram’s Pineapple

½ oz. of strawberry syrup

½ oz. in lemon juice

top with champagne

Garnish with strawberry and citrus peel

Directions:

Add everything to a shaker except the champagneShake then strain into champagne glassTop with champagne and garnish with strawberry and citrus peel.

Courtesy of Beautiful Booze

15. St. Germain Spritz

St. Germain Spritz cocktail

(Image credit: St. Germain)

Ingredients:

2 parts Brut Champagne

1 ½ parts St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

2 parts Sparkling Water

Directions:

Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add Champagne first, then St-Germain, then Club Soda. Stir completely and then garnish with a lemon twist.

Courtesy of St-Germain

16. Health-Ade’s Pomegranate St. Germaine Kombucha Spritzer

Health-Ade’s Pomegranate St. Germaine Kombucha Spritzer

(Image credit: Health-Aide Kombucha)

Ingredients:

1 bottle Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha, chilled

12 oz. champagne, chilled

2 oz. Pomegranate Juice, chilled

2 oz. St. Germaine LiqueurPomegranate seeds/pariels, optional for garnish

Ice

Directions:

In a pitcher, combine the Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha, champagne, St. Germaine, and pomegranate juice.Gently stir the drink and adjust the flavors as necessary to suit your taste.Add in pomegranate seeds to the mixture and allow to float on top.Fill four glasses with ice, and pour the cocktail over the top.Garnish with additional pomegranate seeds and edible flowers for fun.

Courtesy of Health-Ade Kombucha

17. The Lola 

The Lola cocktail

(Image credit: POM Wonderful)

Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

1 oz. vodka

1 tsp. Elderflower Liqueur

2 oz. champagne

Directions:

Prepare fresh pomegranate juice, if necessary.* Stir all the ingredients over ice to chilled, and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a food-grade rose petal or other edible flower if roses are not available. Serve and enjoy!

Courtesy of POM Wonderful

18. Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber 75

Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber 75 cocktail

(Image credit: Hendrick's Gin)

Ingredients:

2 parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 part fresh lemon juice

1 part simple syrup

3 wheels English cucumber

Dry Champagne

Directions:

In a mixing glass, muddle Hendrick's Gin, lemon, simple syrup and cucumbers. Ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute. Top with Champagne.

Courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin

19. Cherry Champagne Cocktail

Cherry Champagne Cocktail

(Image credit: Luxardo)

Ingredients:

4 oz. Champagne

1 oz. Tart Cherry Juice

1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

4 dashes Mole Bitters

1 tbsp. Luxardo Amaro Abano

Directions

Stir the cherry juice, Maraschino, bitters and Amaro in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a cocktail coupe and top with Champagne. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

Courtesy of Gastonomisa

20. Chambord Royale 

Chambord Royale cocktail

(Image credit: Chambord)

Ingredients:

10 ml
Chambord

liqueur

Champagne Raspberry

Directions:

Pour Chambord into a flute glass. Top with champagne. Finish with the raspberry.

Courtesy of Chambord

21. Ültra Violet Rain 

Ültra Violet Rain cocktail

(Image credit: Jägermeister)

Ingredients:

2 oz. Jägermeister

2 0z. Red Brussel Sprout Extract

1 oz. Champagne

½ oz. Vodka

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz. Ginger Syrup

Directions:

Build lemon juice, ginger syrup and vodka into shaker. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with champagne. Float Jägermeister and red Brussel sprout extract on the top of the drink. When combined with the citrus, the extract changes from blue to ultra violet.

Courtesy of Jägermeister.

22. La Casona 

La Casona cocktail

(Image credit: Michael Haskins)

Ingredients:

1 oz. Patrón Extra Añejo

1/2 oz. Patrón Citrónge Orange

4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

3 oz. Champagne+ Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

Stir together tequila, Citrónge, and bitters in a chilled champagne glass. Top with cold champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a long twist of orange peel.

Courtesy of Patron Extra Anejo

23. Raspberry Rosé Spritz 

Raspberry Rosé Spritz cocktail

(Image credit: EFFEN Vodka)

Ingredients:

1 part EFFEN Rosé Vodka

3 parts Champagne

1/2 parts lemon juice

1/2 parts simple syrup

Directions:

Muddle 6 raspberries or .5oz Raspberry LiquorShake and strain over ice and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon peel and raspberries.

Courtesy of Effen Vodka

24. Paloma Twist 

Paloma Twist COCKTAIL

(Image credit: Tres Agaves Organic Bianco Tequila)

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. of Tres Agaves Organic Blanco Tequila

2 oz. of champagne

2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

½ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. of Grenadine

Directions:

Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and tequila in a glass. Stir and add ice. Pour in champagne and gently stir again. Add fresh Grapefruit and orange slices and rosemary spring for garnish.

Courtesy of Tres Agaves Organic Blanco Tequila

25. Fancy Bourbon Punch

Fancy Bourbon Punch cocktail

(Image credit: Maker's Mark)

Ingredients:

1 liter Maker's Mark® Bourbon

1 cup granulated sugar

Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange

Juice of the peeled lemons and orange

1 liter of strong, unsweetened tea (preferably green tea)

250 ml. champagne

Freshly grated nutmeg.

Directions:

Muddle sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a large punch bowl.Let sit for about 2 hours (Optional but will add flavor.) Stir in the juice of the peeled fruit, tea and Maker's Mark Bourbon leaving the citrus peels in the bowl. Top the punch bowl with champagne just before serving. Stir gently. Ladle into serving glasses over ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Courtesy of Maker's Mark Bourbon.

26. NOLET’S Silver French 75 

NOLET’S Silver French 75 cocktail

(Image credit: NOLET's Gin)

Ingredients:

1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

1/2 oz Moet & Chandon Champagne

Lemon Twist for garnish

Directions:

Pour NOLET’S Silver, lemon juice, and Grand Marnier into a mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Courtesy of NOLET's Silver Gin

27. The Scandal Symbol

The Scandal Symbol cocktail

(Image credit: Addie Chinn)

Ingredients:

35 ml Avion Tequila

20 ml Hysterie Liqueur-Passion Fruit, Curry Leaf, Turmeric Powder

15 ml White Peony Tea

30 ml Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together-Let rest overnight, coffee filter strain-Serve over ice block into a martini glass-Top up with Perrier-Jouet Champagne

Courtesy of Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London

28. The Hummingbird 

The Hummingbird cocktail

(Image credit: Eugene Lee)

Ingredients:

1 oz. Finlandia Grapefruit vodka

1/2 oz. St Germain Elderflower liqueur

2 oz chilled Q Grapefruit Mixer (Tony uses Q specifically for its VERY high carbonation levels and its drier, less sweet flavor profile – it’s sweetened with organic agave nectar rather than sugar or high fructose corn syrup)

2 oz chilled champagne

Directions:

In an ice-filled large wine glass add Finlandia Grapefruit and St Germain, stir to chill. Spritz with chilled Q Grapefruit and champagne, stir once. Garnish with white edible flowers and slices of Ruby Red grapefruit.

Courtesy of Tony Abou Ganim, Libertine Social House in Las Vegas, NV.

29. Spritzing Sie Deutsche

Spritzing Sie Deutsche cocktail

(Image credit: Campfire Restaurant)

Ingredients: 

3 parts Jägermeister spritz batch

1½ parts soda

1½ parts Champagne/sparkling wine

Directions:

Build in wine glass, add 5 or 6 ice cubes. Garnish with thyme, star anise, and orange zest.

Created by Brian Prugalidad at Campfire Restaurant in Carlsbad, CA.

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Julia Marzovilla is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire covering all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Offline, she’s most likely browsing the web for another pair of black boots or listening to music too loudly—often at the same time.