4 Classic Champagne Drinks for Any Occasion

By Nicole Irving, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief

No matter the occasion, Champagne goes with just about everything! For some added festivity, try these classic Champagne drinks that everyone will love.


Classic Champagne Drinks

Classic Champagne Cocktail

  • 5 oz. chilled Champagne
  • Sugar cube
  • 3 drops Angostura bitters
  • Lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and place at the bottom of your Champagne flute. Pour in Champagne and garnish with a fresh lemon twist.


Champagne Mimosa


  • 5 oz chilled Champagne
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Orange quarter slice

In your Champagne flute, combine Champagne and orange juice, and finish off your class with a quarter orange slice garnish.


French 75 Champagne

French 75

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon peel
  • Cherry

Combine all ingredients except for the champagne, lemon peel and cherry into a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into Champagne flute and top with Champagne, lemon peel and cherry.


Classic Champagne Drinks

Peach Bellini

  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 2 oz chilled Champagne
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • Fresh peach slice

Place frozen peaches and Peach Schnapps in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into Champagne flute and top with Champagne and peach slice garnish.


The perfect complements to champagne:


BERRIES AND STONE FRUITS: Peaches Strawberries Raspberries Plums Blackberries


AGED AND MILD WHITE: Brie Camembert Aged gouda Baby Swiss


Osetra, Siberian sturgeon and Paddlefish


Shortbread, Pound cake and Berries


Falling A Little Flat?

Here is a simple trick to bring back the bubbles in flat Champagne!

If your bubbly is near the end of its sparkle and almost flat, simply drop a raisin into the bottle. “The remaining carbon dioxide will adhere to its ridges, then release themselves back into the Champagne as bubbles,” according to the website thekitchn.com.


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