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Lemon Champagne Cocktail

Lemon Champagne Cocktail

  • Prep 5min
  • Total5min
  • Servings1

If you love lemon, you'll enjoy this easy cocktail recipe. It's strong, tart and very refreshing. Enjoy!MORE+LESS-

BySugar and Charm

Updated December 4, 2014



ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2

teaspoon super fine sugar


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    Add the champagne, gin and lemon juice into a champagne flute.

  • 2

    Spoon in the sugar and stir until it's dissolved.

  • 3

    Drop in two maraschino cherries.

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Shake first three ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled flute, and top with about 3 oz. of chilled Champagne.

Using actual, real Champagne here is the quickest and best way to make this drink as good as it can be. Made as above, this is very much a cocktail defined by the sparkling wine (especially as it warms), and Champagne has the depth, power and grace to handle that responsibility. It&rsquos not important what kind of Champagne, there are enough rules in that part of the world that if the bottle says &ldquoChampagne,&rdquo it&rsquoll be great. Also an option here is a very high-quality Cava or Franciacorta, as long as they&rsquore made in the traditional method and have seen sufficient bottle conditioning.

Champagne Versus Prosecco

You can honestly use either sparkling wine variation for this recipe. Dealer’s choice. Since we’re adding lemon and maraschino, I wouldn’t waste expensive bottles of either. Just don’t use sparkling rosé or anything flavored.

This cocktail is in the same vein as the French 75. It’s slightly sweet, but not too sweet. The maraschino liqueur and fresh lemon lets you know you’re drinking more than just a glass of champagne. It feels fancy and is a nice change of pace from your regular old glass-o-champagne on New Year’s Eve.

So cheers to Kitchen Swagger’s 100th recipe and cheers to whatever you’re celebrating with us!

The 29 Best Champagne Cocktails Worth Throwing a Party For

Champagne isn't just for celebrating (though it's great for that, too).

Though champagne is great to celebrate with, it's also so much more than that. The New Year's staple is a great base for spritz, or a margarita, or an adult punch, or any number of cocktails&mdashnot to mention, the classic mimosa (a personal favorite). It's time to see champagne in a whole new light, from two-ingredient recipes to more complex options. Allow me to present 29 champagne cocktail recipes from some of the world's best bartenders and champagne brands. Whip these out the next time you want to impress guests&mdashor just treat yourself. (Hot tip: Sub in prosecco instead of champagne if you're on a tight budget.)


8 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

Orange slices, mint for garnish

Stir together pomegranate juice and Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka in a large punch bowl. Stir in champagne. Add orange slices and Arils. Serve garnished with mint and fruit. Serves 11.


45 ml Tullamore D.E.W. Original

2 Dash Angostura Orange Bitters

2 Barspoons White Granulated Sugar

30 ml Green Tea (Strongly Brewed)

In a shaker, add sugar, bitters, and green tea. Stir to dissolve sugar.
Add apple liqueur, Tullamore D.E.W., and ice. Hard shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with chilled champagne and garnish with a fan of apples.

Courtesy of Tullamore D.E.W.


1 ¼ Cups chilled pomegranate juice

1 Bottle Mezza di Mezzacorona

1 Fresh pomegranate, seeded

Combine 1 ¼ cups of chilled pomegranate juice, 1 ½ oz of Cointreau Liqueur, 1 bottle of Mezza di Mezzacorona, ice, fresh pomegranate seeds and cranberries in a punch bowl. Serve in wine glasses.


1/2 oz. Rosemary Honey Syrup

1.25 oz. Ardbeg 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

Combine Ardbeg, lemon, and rosemary honey syrup in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Top with 3 oz. Chandon Brut. Garnish with rosemary & lemon peel.

*Rosemary Honey Syrup Recipe:

1/2 cup Fresh Rosemary Leaves, roughly chopped

2 cups Honey, clover or other mildly flavored

Pour honey and water into a saucepan and place over very low heat. Add rosemary leaves and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, until mixture is fragrant. Remove pan from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, carefully pour the honey through a sieve. Discard the rosemary leaves. Let mixture cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Transfer rosemary honey to an airtight container. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the honey. Store at room temperature for 24 hours, then place in the refrigerator.


2 oz. Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel

3/4 oz. Honey Water (1:1 Honey to Water)

Add Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel, Fresh Lime Juice, Honey Water and Mint Sprigs to cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Fine strain into chilled coupe. Finish with float of Champagne and garnish with Mint Leaf.

Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum


3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Shake Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice with ice, and strain into a chilled flute. Top with Champagne and bitters. Garnish with a red rose petal.


1 1/2 oz. Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Fresh Mint Sprig for garnish

Combine Oban 14 Year Old, peach puree, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Coupe glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with fresh mint sprig.


1 oz. The Botanist Gin &ndash approx. 2 tablespoons

¼ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice &ndash approx. 1.5 teaspoons

½ oz. Lavender Syrup* - approx. 3 teaspoons

3 ¼ oz. Champagne &ndash approx. 6.5 tablespoons or 100ml

Combine all ingredients in a champagne fluteTop up with Champagne Garnish with sun-dried meyer lemon and edible flowers as garnish such as lavender blossom, violas or elderflower

*Lavender Syrup Recipe:

3 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers

Combine water and sugar in a pot and stir well so the sugar doesn&rsquot stick to the bottom. Bring to a low to medium simmer for 10 minutes ensuring all of the sugar crystals are dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in lavender flowers. Let flowers steep for 1 hourStrain syrup and discard flowers. After use store in the fridge to maintain freshness

Courtesy of The Botanist Greenhouse Pop-Up at Rosewood Sand Hill


3 dashes of grapefruit bitters

Chill 15 mL Aperol and three dashes of bitters and pour over ice in a large white wine or cabernet-style glass. Top with Ice Impérial and garnish with a grapefruit twist.


2 oz. Aviation American Gin

1/2 oz. Freshly pressed lemon juice

In a pint glass, muddle raspberries and mint. Next, add the spirits & mixers (through simple syrup). Then, fill with ice & shake vigorously. Finally, ffinely strain into an ice filled glass. Top with Brut Champagne. Garnish with a large mint sprig stuffed lemon wheel


1 1/2 oz. Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Flute glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with a twist.


1 tsp. St. George Pear Brandy

6 oz, chilled demi-sec Champagne

Coat the inside of a Champagne flute with pear brandy, then fill with bubbly. Garnish with thin slices of fresh pear. Festive, elegant, easy!

Courtesy of St. George&rsquos Spirits

1 oz. Nolet&rsquos Gin

1 oz. Giffard Pamplemousse

Combine the Nolet&rsquos Gin, Giffard Pamplemousse, Lillet Rosé, and Aperol, and pour into an AP wine glass. Next, add the Chandon sparkling wine. Top with regular ice and gently stir. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Courtesy of CATCH Hospitality Group


2 oz. of Seagram&rsquos Pineapple

Garnish with strawberry and citrus peel

Add everything to a shaker except the champagneShake then strain into champagne glassTop with champagne and garnish with strawberry and citrus peel.

Courtesy of Beautiful Booze


1 ½ parts St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add Champagne first, then St-Germain, then Club Soda. Stir completely and then garnish with a lemon twist.


1 bottle Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha, chilled

2 oz. Pomegranate Juice, chilled

2 oz. St. Germaine LiqueurPomegranate seeds/pariels, optional for garnish

In a pitcher, combine the Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha, champagne, St. Germaine, and pomegranate juice.Gently stir the drink and adjust the flavors as necessary to suit your taste.Add in pomegranate seeds to the mixture and allow to float on top.Fill four glasses with ice, and pour the cocktail over the top.Garnish with additional pomegranate seeds and edible flowers for fun.

Courtesy of Health-Ade Kombucha


1 1/4 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

1 tsp. Elderflower Liqueur

Prepare fresh pomegranate juice, if necessary.* Stir all the ingredients over ice to chilled, and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a food-grade rose petal or other edible flower if roses are not available. Serve and enjoy!

Courtesy of POM Wonderful


3 wheels English cucumber

In a mixing glass, muddle Hendrick's Gin, lemon, simple syrup and cucumbers. Ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute. Top with Champagne.

Courtesy of Hendrick&rsquos Gin


1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

1 tbsp. Luxardo Amaro Abano

Stir the cherry juice, Maraschino, bitters and Amaro in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a cocktail coupe and top with Champagne. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.


Pour Chambord into a flute glass. Top with champagne. Finish with the raspberry.


2 0z. Red Brussel Sprout Extract

Build lemon juice, ginger syrup and vodka into shaker. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Top with champagne. Float Jägermeister and red Brussel sprout extract on the top of the drink. When combined with the citrus, the extract changes from blue to ultra violet.


1/2 oz. Patrón Citrónge Orange

4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

3 oz. Champagne+ Orange peel for garnish

Stir together tequila, Citrónge, and bitters in a chilled champagne glass. Top with cold champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a long twist of orange peel.

Courtesy of Patron Extra Anejo


Muddle 6 raspberries or .5oz Raspberry LiquorShake and strain over ice and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon peel and raspberries.


2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and tequila in a glass. Stir and add ice. Pour in champagne and gently stir again. Add fresh Grapefruit and orange slices and rosemary spring for garnish.

Courtesy of Tres Agaves Organic Blanco Tequila


Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange

Juice of the peeled lemons and orange

1 liter of strong, unsweetened tea (preferably green tea)

Muddle sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a large punch bowl.Let sit for about 2 hours (Optional but will add flavor.) Stir in the juice of the peeled fruit, tea and Maker's Mark Bourbon leaving the citrus peels in the bowl. Top the punch bowl with champagne just before serving. Stir gently. Ladle into serving glasses over ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Courtesy of Maker's Mark Bourbon.


1/2 oz Moet & Chandon Champagne

Pour NOLET&rsquoS Silver, lemon juice, and Grand Marnier into a mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Courtesy of NOLET's Silver Gin


20 ml Hysterie Liqueur-Passion Fruit, Curry Leaf, Turmeric Powder

30 ml Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut

Combine all ingredients together-Let rest overnight, coffee filter strain-Serve over ice block into a martini glass-Top up with Perrier-Jouet Champagne

Courtesy of Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London


1 oz. Finlandia Grapefruit vodka

1/2 oz. St Germain Elderflower liqueur

2 oz chilled Q Grapefruit Mixer (Tony uses Q specifically for its VERY high carbonation levels and its drier, less sweet flavor profile &ndash it&rsquos sweetened with organic agave nectar rather than sugar or high fructose corn syrup)

In an ice-filled large wine glass add Finlandia Grapefruit and St Germain, stir to chill. Spritz with chilled Q Grapefruit and champagne, stir once. Garnish with white edible flowers and slices of Ruby Red grapefruit.

Courtesy of Tony Abou Ganim, Libertine Social House in Las Vegas, NV.


3 parts Jägermeister spritz batch

1½ parts Champagne/sparkling wine

Build in wine glass, add 5 or 6 ice cubes. Garnish with thyme, star anise, and orange zest.

Created by Brian Prugalidad at Campfire Restaurant in Carlsbad, CA.

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French 75 Champagne Cocktails

French 75 Champagne Cocktails are made with just four ingredients, no specialty liqueurs or mixers needed! Enjoy this bright and bubbly drink for any occasion.

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We’ve got dinner and dessert covered for Valentine’s Day this year, so how about a little cocktail action? May I suggest a French 75 Champagne Cocktail or 10 for your sipping pleasure? I can’t get over how easy – both in preparation and drinkability – these fizzy sippers are which call for just 4 ingredients and no fancy liqueurs or mixers. If you like champagne (my people!) then you’re going to adore your favorite bubbles spiked with fresh lemon juice, gin and simple syrup. This classic cocktail is officially my new favorite.

I’ve told you before that Ben is the BEST gift giver. He’s surprises me with the most thoughtful gifts I didn’t even know I needed until I open them, which is the best kind of gift to receive, right? Totally unexpected and utterly delightful? Well this Christmas he surprised me with tickets to the Civic Center to catch a season full of off-Broadway shows – Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, Sounds of Music, etc – which I NEVER saw coming. It’s been so fun to have a set date night a once a month where we can dress up (read: trade ratty stretch pants for fancier stretch pants) and go sip cocktails for an hour before catching a live show. Alone. Without tiny people. I am obsessed with my children but you really don’t understand how important dating your spouse is after having kids until you’re actually out of the house. We always come home saying “we should do this more often!”

The last show we saw was Mama Mia and prior to settling into our theater seats we bellied up to the bar at a fun craft cocktail joint nearby. I perused the menu for fun, assuming I’d end up with my go-to glass of Sauvignon Blanc, but something jumped out at me first. The French 75.

I’d heard of the drink made popular in the 1920s before but never looked into making them at home because the name sounded fancy so I assumed the ingredients were fancy – and I don’t make fancy cocktails. Specialty liqueurs and mixers? Half the time I can’t even spell the word liqueur. Pass! Something made me pause at the name on the menu to read the description though, and I immediately looked up and told the bartender “I”LL HAVE THAT.”

First of all, champagne. Nothing better than a glass of bubbles. And yes, I call it champs, but I’ll spare you and only use that word here once. The remaining three ingredients? Gin, simple syrup (sugar water, y’all,) and fresh lemon juice. Like I said, I’ll. Have. That.

French 75 Champagne Cocktails are incredibly refreshing and light. Crisp, bright, not too sweet (if you like Lemon Drop Martinis but think they’re a touch too sweet, you’ll down a French 75,) and just a hint of something fun on account of the gin, which we always have on hand to satisfy Ben and his Dad’s unwavering love of Hendrick’s Martinis. UP.

Sangria Slushie

These yummy cocktails are fun and easy enough to serve at any party or get-together, but they’d be especially fun to share with your sweetie or gal pals this Valentine’s Day. Let me know if you give them a try!

Like I said – couldn’t be simpler! For 2 cocktails pour 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons (3oz) gin into a cocktail shaker along with 3 Tablespoons (1-1/2oz) each fresh lemon juice and simple syrup (recipe for simple syrup is in the recipe card – spoiler alert, it’s just sugar heated with water!) Fill the cocktail shaker 3/4 of the way up with ice then put the lid on top and shake until very, very chilled, 15-20 seconds.

By the way, I used both Tanqueray and Hendrick’s gin in testing this recipe and both tasted fab!

Strain the cocktail into two champagne glasses then top with brut champagne or prosecco. Add a twist of lemon peel if you’re feeling fancy, then sip away, my friend! I hope you love, love, love this easy and delicious cocktail recipe! CHEERS!

Champagne cocktail recipes, with gin

Shake gin, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a highball glass over two ice cubes. Fill with chilled champagne, stir, and serve.

Pour into a champagne flute, garnish with a twist of orange, and serve.

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, sugar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into a collins glass. Top with the champagne. Stir well and garnish with the orange slice and the cherry.

Pour into a wine glass half-filled with broken ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon, and serve.

Shake and strain into a wine goblet three-quarters filled with broken ice. Add champagne, garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve.

Pour campari, gin and orange juice into a champagne flute. Top with champagne, garnish with a twist of lemon and orange peel, and serve.

Shake gin, creme de menthe and lemon juice well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, fill with champagne, and serve.

Pour pimm's over ice in a large highball glass. Fill with champagne, garnish with lemon and cucumber peel.

Shake gin, orange juice and grenadine and strain into a highball glass three-quarters filled with broken ice. Add champagne, garnish with a slice of orange, and serve.

Shake all ingredients (except champagne) with ice and strain into a collins glass over ice cubes. Fill glass with chilled champagne, stir lightly, and serve.

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups boiling hot water
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1 oz. pomegranate juice
Pomegranate seeds

1. Add sugar and water together in a pitcher.
2. Add rosemary and stir allow to infuse for one hour.
3. To a glass, add pomegranate juice and 1 ounce of the rosemary-infused simple syrup.
4. Top with Champagne.
5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

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Champagne Cocktail

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The Champagne Cocktail is a marvelously simple mixture of champagne and a sugar cube soaked in angostura bitters. This classic cocktail dates back to the Civil War era in the United States, when it appeared in Jerry Thomas’s How to Mix Drinks or, the Bon Vivant’s Companion. The Champagne Cocktail was chosen by Esquire magazine as one of the top 10 cocktails of 1934 although its popularity has waned, it still has unflagging adherents. For some sophisticates, it is still the only cocktail.

The inherent beauty of the Champagne Cocktail goes beyond its suave appearance and silken palate. Whereas you would expect to pay a goodly sum for an excellent bottle of champagne, the addition of the sugar and bitters nicely rounds out a less expensive brand.

As much as you may want to commemorate Marie Antoinette’s anatomy by serving in a goblet modeled after her breasts, a fluted glass preserves the effervescence. Remember, this is neither an Asti Cocktail nor a Cold Duck Cocktail. Champagne is a must. (Learn how to open a Champagne bottle the right way while you’re at it.)

Make Ahead Cocktails

Which leads us to the pitcher drink. You may want to use two pitchers or carafes for this amount, unless you have a nice big one. If you use two, make the base, and before you add the sparkling wine, divide the mixture into two pitchers, and refrigerate one. Add the Prosecco and soda right before serving, and pour it over ice as you serve it up, so the ice doesn’t melt and dilute the drink, and it stays effervescent.

So, what’s in this pretty pink drink? Pomegranate juice, which is easily purchased these days. Pom Wonderful is the brand you will most likely see at your supermarket. Leftovers can be mixed with sparkling water for a refreshing nonalcoholic drink all month long. Then some freshly squeezed citrus juices, which can be squeezed a few days ahead, some mint, some sparkling wine (don’t use the super pricey champagne for this, Prosecco or another less expensive sparkling wine is a-ok). Vodka, for a cocktail kick. Some lemon-lime soda. And then some fresh pomegranate seeds for a burst of sweet tart texture.

We had these with oysters once. It was a very good day.

Don’t forget the extra sprigs of mint to garnish. A party cocktail with a garnish? Who’s the boss? You are.

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