Champagne Cocktail Recipe - Refreshing and Citrusy Drink from USA

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail Recipe - Refreshing and Citrusy Drink from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 3


Champagne Cocktail
Champagne Cocktail

Champagne Cocktail is a classic and elegant drink that is perfect for special occasions or celebrations. This cocktail combines the bubbly and festive nature of champagne with the sweetness of sugar and the slight bitterness of bitters.


The Champagne Cocktail dates back to the mid-19th century and is believed to have originated in the United States. It was a popular drink during the Gilded Age and was often served at high society events and parties.


How to prepare

  1. Fill the goblet with wine, stir it up using a spoon, and serve it with a thin piece of twisted lemon peel.


  • Add a sugar cube soaked in bitters to the bottom of the glass for a different flavor profile.
  • Garnish with a cherry or a twist of orange peel for a fruity twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use a good quality champagne or sparkling wine for the best flavor.

- Make sure to use fresh lemon peel for a bright and citrusy twist.

- Stir the cocktail gently to mix the ingredients without losing the bubbles in the champagne.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Champagne Cocktail in elegant goblets or champagne flutes for a sophisticated presentation.

Cooking Techniques

Stirring gently is the key technique for making a Champagne Cocktail to ensure that the bubbles in the champagne are not lost.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use sparkling wine or prosecco instead of champagne.

- Orange bitters can be used as a substitute for angostura bitters.

Make Ahead Tips

You can pre-measure the ingredients and have them ready to assemble the cocktails when needed.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Champagne Cocktail with a small plate of appetizers or canapes for a complete and elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Champagne Cocktails pair well with seafood, such as oysters or shrimp, as well as light salads and fruit desserts.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Champagne Cocktails are best served fresh and should not be stored or reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

A Champagne Cocktail typically contains around 90 calories per serving.


The carbohydrates in a Champagne Cocktail come from the sugar and the wine. Each serving contains approximately 7 grams of carbohydrates.


There are no fats in a Champagne Cocktail.


There are no proteins in a Champagne Cocktail.

Vitamins and minerals

Champagne contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.


Champagne contains sulfites, which may be an allergen for some individuals.


Overall, a Champagne Cocktail is a low-calorie drink that is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats.


The Champagne Cocktail is a classic and timeless drink that is perfect for any special occasion. With its simple ingredients and elegant presentation, it is sure to impress your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was a warm summer afternoon, and I was rummaging through a dusty old box of cookbooks that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I flipped through the yellowed pages, I stumbled upon a worn piece of paper tucked between the pages of a book titled "The Art of Mixology."

Intrigued, I carefully unfolded the paper and my eyes lit up as I read the words scrawled in elegant script: Champagne Cocktail. The recipe was simple yet elegant, calling for just a few ingredients that I happened to have on hand. I knew immediately that I had to try it.

I set to work gathering the necessary ingredients - a bottle of champagne, a splash of cognac, a sugar cube, and a few dashes of Angostura bitters. As I measured and poured, I couldn't help but think back to all the times I had watched my own grandmother in the kitchen, her hands moving with practiced ease as she whipped up delicious meals and treats for our family.

I remembered the way she would hum softly to herself as she cooked, her face glowing with pride as she presented her creations to us at the dinner table. She had always been my inspiration when it came to cooking, and I knew that she would have been thrilled to see me trying my hand at something new.

As the champagne cocktail came together in my hands, I couldn't resist taking a small sip before adding the final garnish - a twist of lemon peel. The bubbles tickled my nose as I savored the sweet yet slightly bitter taste, and I knew that I had stumbled upon something truly special.

I made a mental note to thank my grandmother for passing down her love of cooking to me, and for inspiring me to always be open to trying new recipes and techniques. I realized that each recipe was not just a list of ingredients and instructions, but a piece of history and tradition that connected me to my family and to the generations that had come before me.

As I raised my glass in a silent toast to my grandmother, I knew that she was smiling down on me from above, proud of the cook I had become and grateful for the lessons she had taught me. And as I took another sip of my champagne cocktail, I knew that this recipe would always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the love and passion that had been passed down to me through the generations.


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