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Welcome to the Wine and Champagne Cocktail Recipes Guide

Here you will find the world’s most popular and easy to make wine and champagne cocktail recipes.

There are many champagne cocktail recipes, but you might as well use sparkling wine in stead. “Champagne” of course refers to sparkling wine made only in the Champagne region of France. However, there are many sparkling wine varieties available on the market. We recommend that you go for a dry version (as opposed to a sweet one) to mix into your cocktails.

Look out for some cocktails made with sherry, like the Bamboo Cocktail and Xeres Cocktail.


Check out our Cocktail Mixing Guide (opens in a new window) for an explanation of the terms used to follow the wine and champagne cocktail recipes on this page.

We refer to “champagne” throughout, meaning it to be either champagne or sparkling wine. In all of these cocktails, experiment with substituting the champagne with wine and give it some fizz by adding soda water.

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Here are the wine and champagne cocktail recipes carefully selected by Cocktail Mixing Master:


COCKTAIL ANDALUSIA

Ingredients:
3 parts champagne
1 part cherry syrup

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Stir the ingredients in the glass.

Garnish:Cocktail cherry


BAMBOO COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes ice
1 part dry sherry
1 part dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters or triple sec

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Stir the ingredients in the glass.

Garnish:Orange or lemon twist


BLACK VELVET

This drink is said to have been created in 1861 when Britain was mourning the death of Prince Albert. If you don’t like Guinness you probably will not like this one.

Ingredients:
Half a bottle or can of Guinness stout
Champagne

Glass:Beer mug or glass or champagne flute

Preparation:Pour the Guinness into the glass and top up with champagne.

Garnish:Serve without ice or garnish.


Buck's Fizz

BUCK’s FIZZ*

Something you’d want to enjoy with breakfast to give you a cheerful start to the day.

Ingredients:
1 part champagne
2 parts orange juice

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Pour the ingredients in the glass and stir gently.

Garnish:Orange twist.

Variant: Add equal parts champagne and orange juice to make a “Mimosa”.


Bellini cocktail

BELLINI COCKTAIL*

Ingredients:
4 parts champagne
1 part peach juice

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Pour the juice into the glass and top up with champagne. Do not stir.

Garnish:Peach slice on the rim of the glass.

If you want to go the extra mile, make the juice by blending fresh fruit. You can in fact replace the peach juice with just about any other juice as a variation.


CAPRICE

A cocktail from Camps Bay, Cape Town.

Ingredients:
1 part champagne
1 part Red Bull

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Pour the ingredients in the glass and stir gently.

Garnish:Cocktail cherry.

The perfect sundowner.


SPRITZER*

The ultimate “girly” drink. A good choice if you are drinking wine early in the day and don't want to be as drunk as a lord before sunset.

Ingredients:
3 parts wine
Soda water

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Pour the wine into the glass and top up with soda water.

Garnish:Lemon zest or twist.

Experiment by increasing or reducing the amount of soda water relative to the wine. This drink is also nice in a highball glass with ice cubes. Great for hot summer’s days.


SOUTHERN CHAMPAGNE

Ingredients:
1 part Southern Comfort
3 parts champagne
2 dashed Angostura bitters

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Splash the bitters into the glass and swirl it to coat the inside. Pour in the Southern Comfort and top up with the champagne.

Garnish:Orange twist.

You can add a few drops of triple sec to this drink if you feel like it.


Kir Royale

KIR*

Few people are likely to have the raspberry liqueur in their bar stock for this cocktail, but it’s a true old classic and tastes great. A popular pre-dinner champagne cocktail recipe.

Ingredients:
9 parts chilled white wine
1 part raspberry liqueur (raspberry juice can also work)

Glass:Champagne flute

Preparation:Fill the glass about ¾ with wine and top up with the raspberry juice/liqueur.

Garnish:Lemon twist

Replace the wine with champagne to make a “Kir Royale” (pictured right).


SANGRIA

A party classic fit to be served in punch bowls and jugs.

Ingredients:
3 parts red wine
2 parts orange juice
1 part tequila
0.5 parts triple sec
Soda water
Chopped fruit

Glass:Any, but usually drank in a highball.

Preparation:Mix the ingredients without the soda water well. Add soda water to taste.

Garnish:Chopped fruit

Variant: Replace the tequila and triple sec with Spanish Brandy.


XERES COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes ice
2 shots dry sherry
1 or 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Stir the ingredients and strain into a glass.

Garnish:Usually none.


Check in frequently as we update and expand the wine & champagne cocktail recipes often.


*Cocktails marked with an * are official International Bartenders Association (IBA) cocktails. In some cases the recipes here do not correspond exactly with that of the IBA.

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