Boozy brunch is a given on your average weekend schedule, with OJ and Champagne definitely on the menu. Although mimosas tend to be the default use for sparkling wine in the morning, there are far more interesting options available. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or ringing in the new year, these Champagne cocktails will instantly spruce up any occasion. Add some simple sophistication to your bartending repertoire and give your next celebratory brunch party a little sparkle with the addition of a few bottles of bubbles.
Before you begin popping bottles, you should know the difference between Champagne and sparkling wine. Here’s a rule to remember: All Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. Bottles of fizz can really only be deemed Champagne if they are made in the Champagne region of France with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes, or a blend of all three. Additionally, cava refers to sparkling wine from Spain, and Prosecco hails from Italy. Impress your guests with your sparkling wine-knowledge and use all three while mixing these stunning and simple sparkling wine cocktails.
Blackberry Ombre Sparkler
Champagne and homemade blackberry simple syrup create a beautiful ombré effect. Rim the glass with gold sugar for an extra fancy touch.
Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch
Stir up a big batch of punch in a pitcher, so you can rock back and enjoy the party.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
Cranberry juice and champagne come together for an easy, seasonal cocktail.
This is an all-time classic sure to please all gin and Champagne lovers. But watch out—they go down easily, but pack a sneaky punch.
Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail
Buy bags of pre-packaged cotton candy and watch it melt away as you pour Champagne over top.
Katie's Secret Sangria
This boozy lemonade, deemed “the very best Christmas punch,” is customizable and easily doubled for large crowds.
Bubbly Winter Citrus Sangria
Pink moscato and Champagne meld for a fruity, fizzy sip.
Earl Grey Tea Infused Champagne Cocktail
Infusing alcohol with tea is easier than you’d think. Earl Grey infused vodka lends a citrusy touch to this Champagne cocktail.
Apple Cider Champagne Cocktails
The best apple cider is spiked apple cider.
Skinny Champagne Margaritas
Prepare the base of these margaritas ahead of time and just top each glass with a bit of Champagne.
Golden Bubbles Champagne Cocktail
Loaded with cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger, this sweet and spicy drink will warm you from the inside out.
Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail
This pretty in pink cocktail has blackberries in it so you can snack while you sip for maximum party efficiency.
Bubbly plus vodka, plus ginger beer, plus a copper flute equals one heck of a kick—and we’re not complaining.
Whiskey Champagne Cocktail
Yes, whiskey and Champagne. The two unlikely spirits join forces for a romantic cocktail.
Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails
Instantly upgrade your average glass of fizz with homemade sage simple syrup.
Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail
Your favorite summertime flavors meets Champagne, and they all get along just fine.
Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash
Here’s a fruity, refreshing cocktail that’s perfect at anytime of the day—morning, noon, and night.
Island Champagne Cocktail
Head off to the beach (or just your back porch or fire escape) with this fizzy drink in hand.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Rim your glass with sugar and learn how to make citrus twists for an impressive garnish.
Raspberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Scoops of raspberry sorbet melt in your glass and fuse with Champagne in this festive drink.
Champagne Shirley Temple
This is the ultimate grown up version of your childhood favorite.