11 Easy Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails are a fun way to take your cocktail game to the next level. They’re fun, festive, and fancy, and perfect for a romantic night in, a refreshing day in the sun, or a party. Of course you can swap out prosecco, too in any of these drink recipes!

picture of champagne being poured into glass with mint and limes

When most people think of champagne, they think of mimosas. But what if I told you that mimosas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to champagne cocktails?

No disrespect to mimosas, which are great, but there are so many incredible champagne cocktails that go beyond just pouring some orange juice and champagne into a glass. So let’s make some of them! 

I’ve compiled a list of 11 of my favorite champagne cocktails. Some of them are traditional cocktails that you’ve heard of, taken to a new level with the addition of champagne. Some of them are flavor combinations you would never think to try … but trust me, they work! And all of them are delicious. You’ve got to try them out. 

Why Make Champagne Cocktails?

I don’t think anyone ever needs an excuse to make a cocktail, but champagne cocktails aren’t the most common things in the world. So why make them? Here are a few reasons. 

  • They’re fun. Have you ever noticed how many cocktails have seltzer, club soda, tonic water, or soda in them? That’s because drinks with bubbles are fun! And they’re a lot more fun when those bubbles are alcoholic and delicious, which champagne is. 
  • They’re fancy. Adding champagne to a cocktail is an easy way to instantly make any drink more fancy. I mean, think about mimosas! They’re just humble OJ with champagne on top … but that champagne turns a staple breakfast drink into a fancy brunch cocktail. It’s the same thing with all 11 recipes on this list. They all feel fancy! 
  • They’re impressive. Champagne cocktails are fairly uncommon, so they’re a good way to impress people. Having a little party? Serve a champagne cocktail to everyone and watch the reactions from your guests! 
  • They’re easy. Champagne is like a three-for-one cheat code with cocktails. It’s sweet, bitter, and bubbly. Most of these recipes are super easy to make, and don’t have many ingredients – in part because of how much work the champagne does!  
Champagne being poured into a cocktail with a bottle of tequila and a bowl of blood orange slices in the background

What’s the Difference Between Champagne and Prosecco? 

Technically, there’s only one difference between champagne and prosecco: where the wine is made. They’re both sparkling wines, but all champagne is made in the Champagne region of France, while prosecco can be made in other places (it’s usually made in a certain region in Italy, though). 

Prosecco is usually a little bit more fruity, while champagne is a bit more floral, citrusy, and yeasty. Prosecco is often a little (or a lot) cheaper than champagne so if you’re on a budget that’s the way to go.

When it comes to cocktails, the two can be used interchangeably. You can always use champagne in a cocktail recipe that calls for prosecco, and vice versa.

glass of champagne with champagne pouring into it

Whiskey Champagne Cocktail

This Whiskey Champagne Cocktail is going to be a hit with the guys as well as the ladies!

prosecco cocktail with mint in glass

Hugo Spritz

This Hugo Spritz cocktail is so refreshing blend of prosecco, fresh mint and elderflower liquor. Perfect for sipping on warm summer days!

Champagne Margaritas

Try a Champagne Margarita at your next party! This tasty twist on a margarita is a champagne cocktail for the books!

Christmas mimosa recipe with decorations for Christmas

Christmas Mimosa Recipe

This Christmas Mimosa Recipe is perfect for your holiday brunch (or New Year’s Eve celebration)! This champagne cocktail isn’t just for the holidays, it’s delicious all year long.

Cranberry Whiskey Sparkler

This tart and bubbly holiday cocktail can be made per glass or in a pitcher for a crowd!

Blood Orange Mimosa

Make a Blood Orange Mimosa for brunch or just a fun morning cocktail! Blood orange juice makes this mimosa recipe stand out from the rest!

These Prosecco Holiday Pom Pom Cocktails have a some added flavor from pomegranate liquor!

Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail

These festive prosseco cocktails are going to be a hit for the holidays! Pomegranate liquor mixed with champagne or prosecco is a holiday flavor that can’t be beat!

Champagne Moscow Mule

This tasty twist on a classic Moscow Mule uses champagne to add a bubbly treat!

Easy Tropical Island Champagne Cocktail

Island Champagne Cocktail

This tropical flavored champagne drink is perfect for brunch cocktails! The light flavors in this tropical mimosa make it perfect for any time of the day!

aperol spritz on napkin with orange slices

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Have happy hour at home with this beautiful Aperol Spritz! A refreshing, easy to make champagne cocktail that has the most vibrant color!

These Apple Cider Mimosas have a special boozy kick!

Apple Cider Mimosas

These sparkling apple cider drinks are perfect for Brunch or happy hour! A boozy, Fall adult beverage that has the flavor of a crisp Fall apple!

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