A glass of the bubbly is a pretty traditional route to go down for a wedding. This is a special occasion and therefore it calls out for the most special drink of all, Champagne.
It’s the perfect drink for celebrating a toast with the wedding party, but you can integrate the famous drink even further into the wedding by creating some champagne cocktails.
So if you want to go all out and treat your guests to some Champagne Cocktail creations for the Cocktail Hour, Urban Bride Chic is here to help.
This is a wonderful blend because the sweetness of the Champagne can be offset by the tartness of the cranberry.
For those who like a bit of sweet and tart together, this is just a wonderful balance. Because of the color and the seasonal berries, this may be leaned upon more as a drink to enjoy at a wedding through the winter months.
- 2 well-chilled 750-ml. bottles of champagne
- 1 cup well-chilled cranberry juice cocktails
- 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier, or other orange-flavored liqueur
Spiced Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail
This, like the Cranberry version is a great seasonal drink because it brings in those warm autumnal/winter flavors of the spiced apple. Think of an apple pie getting blended with champagne and this is what you would get. It’s not a sickly sweet apple drink, this will lean slightly on the spicy side.
- 2 ounces Tennessee Cider or apple brandy
- 2 ounces fresh apple cider
- 3 to 4 ounces chilled champagne
We bet your mouth is watering at the thought of this one. Yes, it is possible to blend champagne and a Mojito together. Don’t settle for just that plain old glass of champagne, spice it up with a bit of that Caribbean flavor of this famous rum drink. This is refreshment taken to a whole new level.
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces rum, preferably 10 Cane
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 ounces Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
If you want a summer zest brought into your signature cocktail menu for your wedding then try this one out. It is recommended that this cocktail is drank as cold as possible so you need to get the glasses and the champers well chilled off here. This is based on lemons, so expect that very fresh, citrus punch from the drink.
- 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dry Champagne
The mimosa is about as famous as it gets when it comes to champagne cocktails. But this is your wedding so why not take a different route with this classic and make a creamsicle mimosa. Yes, you heard it right, a dessert style champagne which goes down a treat. This one blends heavy cream into the mix so it feels like you are sucking on, yes, a naughty-creamsicle.
- Orange slices, for garnish
- 1/4 c. sugar, for rimming champagne flutes
- 1 c. orange juice
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1 bottle champagne, prosecco, or cava
Here, Greg from How To Drink, shows us another fabulous champagne cocktail!