Champagne à l'Orange Recipe from France - Refreshing and Citrusy

Champagne à l'Orange

Champagne à l'Orange Recipe from France - Refreshing and Citrusy
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Champagne à l'Orange
Champagne à l'Orange

Champagne à l'Orange is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that combines the bubbly goodness of champagne with the sweet and tangy flavors of orange juice. This drink is perfect for special occasions or as a festive addition to any brunch or cocktail party.


The origins of Champagne à l'Orange are a bit unclear, but it is believed to have been popularized in the 1960s as a chic and sophisticated cocktail option. The combination of champagne and orange juice creates a delightful contrast of flavors that is sure to please any palate.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients and serve in tall wine glasses with 2 ice cubes in each.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice or a strawberry.


  • Try using different types of citrus juice, such as grapefruit or blood orange, for a unique twist on this classic cocktail.
  • Add a splash of orange liqueur for an extra kick of flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to chill all the ingredients before mixing to ensure a crisp and refreshing cocktail.

- Use a good quality champagne for the best flavor.

- Garnish with fresh fruit for a beautiful presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Champagne à l'Orange in tall wine glasses with a slice of orange or a strawberry for garnish. Pair with light appetizers or brunch dishes for a delightful combination.

Cooking Techniques

Mix the ingredients gently to preserve the bubbles in the champagne.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use sparkling water or ginger ale as a substitute for champagne if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

You can mix the ingredients ahead of time and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Champagne à l'Orange in elegant champagne flutes for a sophisticated presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This cocktail pairs well with light appetizers such as shrimp cocktail or bruschetta.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Champagne à l'Orange is best served fresh and should not be stored for long periods of time. If needed, store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Champagne à l'Orange contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of Champagne à l'Orange contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Champagne à l'Orange is a low-fat cocktail, with less than 1 gram of fat per serving.


This cocktail is not a significant source of protein, with less than 1 gram per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Champagne à l'Orange is a good source of vitamin C from the orange juice.


This recipe contains alcohol and citrus, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Champagne à l'Orange is a light and refreshing cocktail that is relatively low in calories and fat. It is a good source of vitamin C and makes for a festive and elegant drink option.


Champagne à l'Orange is a delightful and elegant cocktail that is perfect for special occasions or as a festive addition to any brunch or cocktail party. With its refreshing combination of champagne and orange juice, this drink is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. Cheers!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Marie at her beautiful countryside home. As we sat in her garden sipping on ice-cold drinks, she suddenly got up and disappeared into her kitchen. Curious, I followed her inside and found her mixing together champagne and freshly squeezed orange juice.

"What are you making?" I asked, intrigued by the refreshing scent that wafted through the air.

"Champagne à l'Orange," she replied with a smile. "It's a French cocktail that I learned to make when I lived in Paris. Would you like to try some?"

I eagerly accepted her offer and took a sip of the sparkling drink. The combination of the bubbly champagne and the tangy orange juice was a revelation to my taste buds. It was the perfect mix of sweet and sour, with a hint of effervescence that tickled my throat.

Marie noticed my delighted expression and laughed. "I knew you would love it. It's one of my favorite recipes to make during the summer," she said.

After that day, I couldn't stop thinking about the delicious cocktail. I asked Marie for the recipe, and she gladly shared it with me. From that moment on, Champagne à l'Orange became a staple at all of my gatherings and dinner parties.

As time went on, I discovered that there were many variations of the recipe. Some people added a splash of Grand Marnier for an extra kick, while others garnished their glasses with a twist of orange peel. I experimented with different combinations and found that the key to a perfect Champagne à l'Orange was using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

One summer, I hosted a garden party for my friends and family. As the sun set and the stars came out, I served glasses of Champagne à l'Orange to my guests. The twinkling lights and the sound of laughter filled the air, creating a magical atmosphere that I will never forget.

One of my friends, a renowned chef, complimented me on the cocktail and asked for the recipe. I gladly shared it with him, knowing that he would appreciate the simplicity and elegance of the drink just as much as I did.

Over the years, I have continued to make Champagne à l'Orange for special occasions and everyday moments alike. It has become a beloved tradition in my family, a symbol of celebration and joy.

As I sit here reminiscing about the first time I tried this recipe, I am filled with gratitude for the friendships and memories that it has brought into my life. I am grateful to Marie for introducing me to this delightful cocktail and to the French culture that inspired it.

In a world full of chaos and uncertainty, Champagne à l'Orange is a reminder of the simple pleasures that bring us together. It is a taste of summer in a glass, a burst of sunshine on a rainy day. And for that, I will always be grateful. Cheers to good friends, delicious food, and the magic of a well-made cocktail. Santé!


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