The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly champagne? We show you a few simple ways to turn that drink into a delicious cocktail your friends are sure to love! Still not convinced? Just try some of these delicious beverages yourself, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @shesaid with your creations!

RELATED: TGIF Champagne Margarita Recipe

Champagne cocktail

Ingredients: 1 cube sugar, Angostura bitters

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Kir Royale

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de cassis

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails


Ingredients: 1 ounce orange juice

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Black Velvet

Ingredients: 1/2 glass stout beer

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

French 75

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces dry gin, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1.2 teaspoons powdered sugar

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

The Ghost

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce melon liqueur

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails


Ingredients: 1 teaspoon brandy, 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, 3 teaspoons orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup



Ingredients: 1/2 ounce cranberry juice, 1/4 ounce triple sec


Simple Bellini

Ingredients: peach pureé, raspberry grenadine

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Pimm’s Royale

Ingredients: Splash of Pimm’s

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Death In The Afternoon

Ingredients: 1 once Absinthe

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Nelson’s Blood

Ingredients: 5:1 ratio of champagne to tawny port

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Flip

Ingredients: 3/4 ounce brandy, 3 dashes Cointreau, 1/4 once cream, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 1 egg yolk, 1 pinch nutmeg

The Essential Guide To Champagne Cocktails

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TGIF: 5 Delicious Mimosa Cocktail Recipes

Who else thinks that mimosas are highly underrated? You can order one at breakfast, lunch, or even dinner to accompany a salty, pasta dish. If you’re looking to brush up your knowledge of cocktails, then mimosas are an easy drink to create for friends and family, and in all seasons.

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Mandarin and Rosemary Mimosa

Ingredients: prosecco, granulated sugar, rosemary, mandarins, lime juice

Perfect for when the weather takes a turn for the worst, this fruity mimosa offers a unique taste which is also really simple to make. Make sure to add the rind of the mandarin for an extra, tangy flavour. Well they are in season, right?

5 Delicious Mimosa Recipes

Grapefruit Sage Mimosa

Ingredients: champagne, grapefruit juice, sage

The irresistible taste of a grapefruit only comes by once a year, and we’re making the most of it! Fresh sage helps to tone down the strong acidic taste of the beverage and is perfect for those who love a fruity cocktail after work.

5 Delicious Mimosa Recipes

Cherry Mimosa

Ingredients: champagne or sparkling wine, cherries, cherry juice

Who wouldn’t love to try this unique mimosa recipe, it only has 3 ingredients and takes about 2 minutes to create. The deep, fruity taste is to die for, but make sure to remove the cherry pit before serving!

5 Delicious Mimosa Recipes

Mimosa Margaritas

Ingredients: oranges, salt, tequila, orange juice, another fruity liquor

Is this actually happening, are worlds colliding? A dash of salt, orange, tequila and ice is all you need to create a mouthwatering cocktail like this. Make sure to serve with something as equally salty like a few crackers, or even some homemade zucchini fries.

5 Delicious Mimosa Recipes

Strawberry Mimosa

Ingredients: chamapgne, strawberries, grapefruit juice, thyme

Finally a cocktail that everyone will enjoy: strawberry mimosas. Shake all of the ingredients together, then pour into a champagne glass. Garnish with thyme for a muted flavour which isn’t too sickly sweet.

5 Delicious Mimosa Recipes

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TGIF: Champagne Margarita Recipe

Ever heard of a champagne margarita before? This delicious cocktail brings the best of both worlds into one drink which is perfect for the holiday season.

Our recipe requires only 7 simple ingredients for yummy drink this summer season, which takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

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4 tbsp sweetened lime juice

60ml white tequila

60ml triple sec

1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

180ml champagne

1 tbsp raw sugar

1 tbsp granulated sugar

Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Start with the sugared rims, and combine the raw and granulated sugar into a shallow dish. Wet each rim of the glass with a lime wedge, and dip into the sugar to coat.
  2. For the margaritas, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the sweetened lime juice, tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and champagne. Gently shake until the mixture has combined.
  3. Strain in the glasses, and garnish with a wedge before serving.

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Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

Why not up the ante and create some delicious champagne cocktails for the festive season?

These drinks are easy enough to make if you’re a beginner, and they also taste divine! Stock up on the essentials including fresh fruits, mint, rosemary and thyme for a great foundation to any cocktail drink.

RELATED: Christmas Party Cocktail Ideas

Spiced Apple Cider Champagne

A yummy cocktail which contains cider, cinnamon, and champagne for truly unique flavour. Garnish with fresh mint leaves for a fresh-tasting drink during Christmas time.

Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

A refreshing drink which features a splash of St. Germain for that delicate texture and taste unlike no other. Serve with a slice of mint and cucumber to keep cool during the warmer months.

Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

Raspberry and Black Pepper Champagne

Combine orange juice, raspberries, lemon wedges, thyme, raw sugar and champagne into a blender for 2-3 minutes on high speed. Sprinkle some black pepper over the top, and don’t forget to add a splash of vodka if you’re feeling particularly festive!

Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

Blood Orange Bellini

Create a traditional bellini with a twist, by using blood orange for a rich and intense flavour. Combine the juice of four blood oranges, and your favourite bottle of Prosecco for a yummy cocktail.

Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

A sophisticated drink for a formal event or simply just a dinner party, a blackberry champagne cocktail is also really easy to make. Garnish the champagne glass with crushed sugar, and add two blackberries into the champagne to infuse the flavour.

Easy Champagne Cocktail Ideas

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