Champagne

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

Mimosa

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

D’artagnan

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

D'artagnan

Poinsettia

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

Poinsettia

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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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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3 Unique Cocktail Ideas

Tired of your usual beverage or just want to try something new and exciting? Why not test-out some of these cocktails which are sure to steer you away from that mundane vodka-lime-soda combination, and update your taste palette as well. Order them while you’re out, make them at home, or simply add them to your Pinterest ‘wish’ list.

Copa Verde

This one is for all the avocado enthusiasts – a cocktail which combines a classic margarita with a subtle taste of thyme leaves and avocado.

3 Unique Cocktail Ideas

Ingredients

1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

2 tsp salt

230ml silver tequila

120ml lime juice

120ml water

120ml light agave syrup

1 medium avocado (pitted and peeled)

Ice

Method

  1. Mix the thyme and salt in a small bowl, then add a little bit of agave syrup into another bowl. Line the rim of the glass with the syrup, then with the thyme and salt mixture.
  2. Place all the remaining ingredients into a blender and mix well on a high speed.
  3. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker, and shake for 20-30 seconds until well combined. Pour into the cocktail glass, and serve immediately.

Grapefruit-Mint Bellini

For those who like it a little bit fancy, champagne is paired with a splash of grapefruit and mint for a fresh taste. Almost to pretty to drink!

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Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 bunch fresh mint

2-3 cups grapefruit juice

1 bottle champagne

Instructions

  1. Add the sugar, water and mint to a boil over a saucepan on low heat. As the sugar begins to simmer, remove the pan and let it cool completely.
  2. Pour into a glass, then top off with champagne and edible flowers.

Caribbean Snowflake

Primarily a winter cocktail, this drink combines eggnog and a splash of rum for a truly one-of-a-kind taste.

3 Unique Cocktail Ideas

Ingredients

60ml Rum

7ml Pimento Liqueur

14ml lime juice

29ml grapefruit juice

7ml simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)

1 egg

Edible silver flake for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker and mix well for six seconds. Then add ice, and repeat the step again.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with edible silver flakes. Easy!

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Cocktail For The Weekend: Chambord Mimosa

The weekend has landed and that means brunch. Whether you prefer granola and egg white omelettes or the full English, nothing goes down lovelier than a sparkling Chambord Mimosa.

For each mimosa:

1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur

Fresh orange juice

Champagne or sparkling wine

Add Chambord Liqueur and orange juice to bottom of flute glass. Top with Champagne.

What’s your favourite cocktail with brunch?

Bevy Time – Champagne

It’s SheSaid’s 1st birthday so guess what we’ll be drinking lots of this month? Champagne! And the good stuff too. Here are top 5 ritzy favourites for special occasions.

  • Krug Grand Cuv?e Brut (also the most expensive, unfortunately, at around $200 a pop)
  • Bollinger Special Cuv?e ($75-$90)
  • Moet&Chandon Brut Imp?rial (around $70)
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut NV (around $70 a bottle)
  • Louis Roederer Brut Premier (around $90 a bottle)

Cocktail of the month – Flirtini

The ABSOLUT Flirtini

When Sam (Kym Cattrel) hosted a rooftop fiesta party at her apartment block you may have noticed that all the “it” girls were sipping the drink of the moment – the ABSOLUT Flirtini. You don’t know what it is? Well, it is made by mixing one part ABOSLUT Vodka with two parts pineapple juice, shaken with ice, strained and then topped with Champagne. We can assure you that the flavour and fizz of the champagne fuses with the sweetness of the pineapple and that you’ll find yourself heading straight back to the bar when you’ve finished the first. If you haven’t been luckier enough to try one then head to the W Hotel Water Bar in Sydney or Melbourne’s Chaise Lounge. If you can’t get to either of those locations make your own. Details below:The ABSOLUT Flirtini

Ingredients

1 part ABSOLUT Vodka

2 parts Pineapple juice

Champagne

to topMethod

Mix the ABSOLUT Vodka with the pineapple juice.

Give them a shake with ice and strain.

Then top with champagne. Divine!

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