Add Spirit to the Holidays With These Champagne Cocktails

In Dine, Los Cabos by Suzanne Koch

Liven up your champagne flute with these creative and tasty recipes that will please any of your party guests this season—there’s even one with tequila!

Pear Vodka Infused Champagne Cocktail


  • Absolut pear vodka
  • Champagne
  • cranberries

Directions: Pour 1 or 2 shots of pear vodka in a glass and fill up with champagne. Garnish with a spoon full of fresh cranberries.

Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler


  • 1 bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • 4 oz. limoncello liqueur, chilled
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • About 8 sprigs fresh mint

Directions: Add limoncello (1 oz. each) to chilled glass, and top off with Prosecco. Add raspberries and mint leaves.

Pomegranate White Tea Fizz


  • 3 sachets white tea
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tsp pomegranate juice (optional)
  • sparkling wine

Directions: Immerse all 3 tea sachets in hot water. Let steep for 5 minutes then remove and discard tea sachets. Chill tea until very cold. Add two tablespoons tea to the bottom of two champagne flutes. If using, add 1 teaspoon pomegranate juice to each flute. Top with sparkling wine and pomegranate seeds.

Champagne Margaritas


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup agave silver tequila
  • 1 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 bottle Champagne (about 3 cups)
  • lime wedges and coarse salt or sugar to rim the glasses

Directions: Stir the lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec together to make your margarita base. Prepare your glasses by running a lime wedge around the rim of the serving glasses, and then dipping the glasses in coarse salt or sugar. Pour about 1/3 cup of margarita mixture into a champagne glass, and fill the rest of the glass up with champagne. Or if using a different glass, you need a ratio of about 1/3 cup margarita mixture to 1/2 cup champagne.


French 75 Champagne Cocktail


  • 3 oz. gin
  • 3 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tsp superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup chilled Champagne
  • lemon twists for garnish

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, sugar and ice cubes and shake to chill. Strain cocktails into 2 champagne flutes and top off with champagne. Garnish glass with a lemon twist.

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