5 Easy Classic Champagne Cocktails

May 21, 2011

Brush up your brunch routine by getting out of a mimosa rut and putting your bubbles to better use with these five classic cocktails. While all of these recipes call for Champagne, check out our guide to sparkling wines for a more value-friendly drink.


Champagne Cocktail

This simple recipe calls for Angostura bitters, but try orange or grapefruit bitters for a fun, citrusy twist.

French 75

A strong cocktail for sipping. Don't like gin? Substitute brandy or cognac for a King's Peg.

Kir Royale

With only two ingredients, it's worth it to pull out a decent bottle of sparkling wine and some excellent crème de cassis. 

Air Mail

A refreshing rum cocktail for daiquiri lovers. 

Black Velvet

This beer and bubbly cocktail is a rich alternative to the usual fruity brunch drinks. 

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