This champagne cocktail recipe has everything we love about a classic cosmopolitan cocktail, but with the addition of bubbles. Jump to the Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
We like our cocktails and this champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe will make just about anyone happy.
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How to Make a Champagne Cocktail
I love how easy this champagne cocktail is. You can even make it for a crowd.
Make it by adding vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled to the brim with ice. Or if you are making for a crowd, add enough for multiple people to a large pitcher, stir and refrigerate until cold. Then divide the vodka mixture between glasses and finish with chilled sparkling wine (or champagne).
Sparkling wine buying guide: Use a dry sparkling wine, not sweet. We usually will spend $12 to $15 on the sparkling wine we add to our mimosas. Your best bet is to look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too. Unless you’ve found something you absolutely love, don’t go lower than $10 as that could lead to headache central.
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Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
A light and sparkling take on one of our favorite cocktails, the cosmopolitan. Tips for making this for a crowd are below. If you prefer slightly sweeter cocktails, consider add dash of simple syrup to the cocktail. One 750-ml bottle of champagne will serve 10 to 12 people.
You Will Need
1 1/2 ounces vodka (we like Stoli, Grey Goose and Ketel One)
1/2 ounce triple sec or Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
Dash simple syrup or agave, as needed, see our recipe for making simple syrup
2 ounces chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine
Combine vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until very cold. Taste and if the mixture seems to tart, add a dash of simple syrup or agave.
Pour into a chilled martini glass then top with champagne or sparkling wine.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Make multiple drinks: If you are making for a crowd, add enough of the vodka mixture without the champagne for multiple people to a large pitcher, stir and refrigerate until cold. When you are ready to serve, divide between glasses and finish with chilled sparkling wine (or champagne).