Must Have Champagne Cocktails

Cheers to 2018! Hosting a bash or just trying to avoid the crowds in your PJ’s with some bubbly? Either way, we’ve got you covered with these must have champagne cocktail recipes.

From the HOOCH fam to yours, have a happy, healthy and safe New Years!


Classic Champagne Cocktail

Glassware: Flute


1 sugar cube

Angostura bitters


Lemon or orange twist, for garnish

This is a similar cocktail recipe to the Old Fashioned. The origin of the name comes from the recipe of how the first cocktail was ever made. And so, in bubbly fashion, we bring you the Classic Champagne Cocktail. Place a sugar cube into the champagne flute, then add a few drops of bitters to soak the cube. Pour the champagne in and add a citrus twist for garnish, then toast!


Black Velvet

Glassware: Flute


4 oz chilled Champagne or prosecco

2 oz chilled Guinness Extra Stout

To beer or not to beer, that is the question. Well, with this cocktail, there is no need to question. This simple cocktail requires just two ingredients: Guinness beer and champagne. The champagne gives the rich stout an extra fizzy kick. Simply pour the champagne into the flute first, then top with Guinness.


Pomegranate Royale

Glassware: Flute


5 pomegranate seeds

1 oz pomegranate liqueur

4 oz Champagne, prosecco, cava, or any dry sparkling wine

Duck face selfies don’t have to be the only place for puckering lips, as this mouth-puckering cocktail is a sexy mixture of red liqueur, pomegranate seeds and bubbles. Pour the seeds into the flute, add the liqueur and top off with the bubbly stuff. Now you’re all set to give your guests something to toast about.


Rock Candy Champagne

Glassware: Flute


Rock candy sticks


Sweet celebrations are around, and it starts with your pinky up on a champagne flute. This easy recipe is one way to add a sparkle to your drinks to feel a little fancy. Just add a rock candy stick to your flute, then top off with champagne.


Champagne Mojitos

Glassware: Two pitchers, flutes

Materials: Saucepan, muddler


¾ cup sugar

¾ cup water

1 ½ cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish

6 limes, cut into wedges

2 cups light rum

Crushed ice

3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

Mint leaves, for garnish

The New Year’s Day lands on a Monday, so it is only so natural to ring in the year to Mojito Mondays! For this sparkling rendition of a mojito, start with making the simple syrup. Put the sugar and water in a saucepan, heat the mixture on medium-high and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Bring this mixture to room temperature, then add it to a pitcher, along with the mint leaves and lime. Muddle, then add the rum and stir. Strain into another pitcher for serving. When ready, add crushed ice to your flutes and fill ⅔ to the top. Finish off with the fizzy by topping off with champagne. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!


Death in the Afternoon

Glassware: Flute or coupe glass


1 ½ oz Absinthe

4 ½ oz Champagne

Tap into your inner creative side and do what the likes of Ernest Hemingway does: enjoy Death in the Afternoon. It’s said he liked to throw back a few of these mid-day, but why not enjoy a few of these yourselves before the clock strikes midnight?

Even if you find yourself a little tipsy, this recipe will be easy to make over and over. Simply begin with pouring the absinthe into the glass, then topping off with champagne.


Atomic Cocktail

Glassware: Martini

Materials: Shaker


1 ½ oz premium vodka

1 ½ oz brandy or cognac

½ oz dry sherry

1 ½ oz brut champagne

1 small orange wedge

Ice cubes

Want a drink that packs a punch? This explosively potent cocktail will do the trick. Fill a shaker with ice, then add the vodka, cognac and sherry and give it a shake. Strain into the martini glass and top off with champagne. Garnish with an orange wheel and get ready to enjoy explosions from your sips and from the fireworks.


Champagne Punch

Glassware: Punch Bowl


16 ounces pomegranate juice

12 ounces cranberry juice

3 tablespoons cinnamon syrup

3 tablespoons lemon juice

8 ounces(1 cup) citrus vodka

1-750ml bottle Champagne

12 ounces ginger ale

Garnish: Any mixture of cranberries, pomegranate seeds, citrus wheels or mint leaves.

A party is so much more fun with a punch bowl involved. Start with filling the bowl up with ice (or get fancy, and use a bundt pan to create a frozen ice ring). Pour in the juices, syrup and vodka and give it a stir. Then add the champagne and ginger ale slowly to not bubble over the edge. Stir, garnish and then serve!


Coconut Flirtini

Glassware: Coupe or martini glass

Materials: Shaker


2 ounces of your favorite vodka

1 ½ ounces pineapple juice

1 ½ coconut juice **


Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio of sugar and water, heated and stirred until dissolved)

Unsweetened finely shredded coconut

Just because the season is chillier doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a tropical cocktail. This one serves as a beachy distraction as something ideal to sip on at the beach. It’s also perfect for a New Year’s Eve toast.

Begin with rimming your glass with simple syrup, and then the shredded coconut. Add ice to your shaker, then add the vodka and both juices. Give it a shake, then strain into your glass. Top off with champagne and then give a New Year’s cheer in warm-weather fashion!


Champagne Jello Shots

Glassware: Shot glasses or shooter glasses

Materials: At least a 2-cup sized measuring cup, at least two bowls for mixing, a large spoon for stirring


1st Champagne Layer

1 & 1/2 cups champagne

1/2 cup boiling water

1 gelatin packet

Creamy Layer

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup cold water

1 gelatin packet

2nd Champagne Layer

1 & 1/2 cups champagne

1/2 cup boiling water

1 gelatin packet


Gold sprinkles

Corn syrup or simple syrup

With a little bit of effort, trashy can become oh-so-classy. These champagne jello shots give those wasted nights an instant upgrade to something sophisticated. With a touch of gold sprinkles, bubbles in your jello and some patience, these shots will be the perfect primer to watching New Year’s Eve fireworks.

The Rim:

Rim your glasses with the syrup, then rim them with the gold sprinkles. Set aside until ready to pour the first layer.

1st Champagne Layer Instructions:

Boil the water, add the gelatin and stir. Then add the champagne and stir again. Pour the mixture into each glass, and set to cool in the fridge. If you want a swanky angled appearance, set them in a muffin tray on a slight angle until they become solidified (about four hours).

Creamy Layer Instructions:

Combine the condensed milk and boiling water in one bowl. In another bowl, combine cold water and gelatin, stir and let sit for about 2-3 minutes. Then combine the two and pour into the shot glasses with the first champagne layer. Let the glasses set in the fridge for another four hours (angle in the opposite direction, if you wish).

2nd Champagne Layer:

Repeat the instructions of the 1st champagne layer and serve your shots to your guests to enjoy in classy fashion!





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