Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

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.

Champagne Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

  

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.

Adding the sparkling wine (or champagne).

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

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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.

Makes 1 drink

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

Ice

2 ounces chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine

Directions

    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).
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 cocktail / Calories 227 / Protein 0 g / Carbohydrate 17 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 11 g / Total Fat 0 g / Saturated Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg / Sodium 5 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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10 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Taylor November 28, 2017, 9:20 pm

    I assume the cranberry juice is sweetened, not unsweetened? Looking forward to trying the recipe. Thx!

    Reply
    • Joanne February 8, 2018, 2:58 pm

      Hi Taylor, You can use either, but the recipe assumes sweetened. If you use unsweetened, you might find that you need to add a bit more sparkling wine or add a splash of agave/simple syrup/honey.

      Reply
  • Sylvie May 7, 2017, 8:23 pm

    I added a lot more champagne to my glass to make it less potent but it tasted amazing!

    Reply
  • Susan October 11, 2015, 1:01 am

    Do you have the recipe for making enough for a party of 20 or do you just do 20 times the ingredients? Thank you and this sounds delicious.

    Reply
    • Joanne October 16, 2015, 12:41 pm

      We would just multiply by the people we plan to host. Enjoy!

      Reply
  • Paul Ciccone December 25, 2014, 9:33 am

    Made these for 45 people at Christmas Eve party last night, huge hit! They sneak up on you and pack a real punch, enjoy!

    Reply
  • Gall's December 31, 2013, 8:06 am

    Sorry, left the wrong email address…
    what are the little fruits that dress the cocktail in the final shot please.

    Reply
    • Joanne January 7, 2014, 11:35 am

      They were cranberries. You could also use blueberries or raspberries.

      Reply
  • Catherine November 18, 2012, 5:17 pm

    Love your site! Your recipes and info you provide are awesome.
    I can’t wait to try your ‘Champagne Cosmopolitan’!
    Will make a run to the Alphabet (ABC) store tomorrow as today is Sunday.
    Thank you and …keep ‘um coming!

    Catherine

    PS I gave it four stars ‘cuz I haven’t actually tasted it yet.

    Reply
  • sandi October 21, 2012, 6:01 am

    Love your site. creative and fun

    Reply

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