Champagne Cocktail Recipes for a Bridal Shower
Make no mistake, these special sparkling-wine sippers are not your mom's mimosa. Or your nonna's Bellini. To highlight the versatility of Champagne (and to give your bridal shower or bachelorette party guests a sparkling drink worth toasting), we paired prosecco, cava, or sparkling rosé with unique mixers and gorgeous garnishes. The result? Quick, clink-ready bridal shower cocktails boasting a balance of fizz and flavor fit for your one-of-a-kind fête.
Pear Ginger Bellini
Prep a mixture of pear nectar, Poire William, and ginger liqueur in a pitcher. Come party time, top with prosecco and add a rosemary sprig and candied ginger for garnish.
Our Rosé punch recipe, created with sparkling lemonade, Chambord, raspberries, pineapple, and, of course, rosé wine, has bold, ripe flavors of strawberries and raspberries, as well as heady aromas of rose petals, thanks to a base of Bodega Inurrieta's Mediodia Rosado.
Star Fruit Cocktail
Gear up for an effervescent evening with a bridal shower cocktail of puréed star fruit, sparkling wine, and elderflower liqueur. Perch slices of the tropical treat on the rim.
Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Cocktail
This bubbly cocktail recipe is made with icy Moscato d'Asti, which is sweeter than Champagne but much lighter than the rich dessert wine also made from Italian moscato grapes. Just the right medium for this fizzy drink, it adds flavor to the silky pear and tart cranberries.
Sparkling Rosé Recipes
Anything white wine or Champagne can do, rosé can do more colorfully. Just look at these summery sippers (from left): Rosé plus Crème Yvette makes a Violet Rose. And sparkling rosé pairs with crème de mûre in a Blackberry Kir, or with gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a twist on a French 75.
Honey Ginger Champagne Cocktail
Gingered honey syrup gives this Champagne drink a shock of sweet-spicy flavor, while sugary, crystallized ginger mingle among the bubbles in each glass.
Mulled Blood-Orange Punch
The blood-orange juice turns what would ordinarily be a mimosa into a lovely ruby-tinted bridal shower cocktail.
Peach Rosé Bellini
In a twist on the Italian Bellini recipe invented at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, sparkling Cremant d'Alsace rosé wine is poured atop pureéd white peaches.
Passion Fruit French 75
There's no rule that says warm-weather cocktails must be served with tiny umbrellas. We updated this tiki-bar fave of simple syrup, gin, and sparkling wine with an unexpected drink garnish, a sprinkling of fruit seeds.
Rosé Champagne Cocktail
Continue a rosy color palette with this pretty pink Champagne cocktail featuring cherry brandy, blossom sugar cubes, and Angostura bitters.
Offered as an apéritif or for a toast, this aromatic drink recipe evokes the romance of the South of France with each sparkling sip.
Candied kumquats are a colorful addition to these celebratory Champagne drinks.
In Greek mythology, the pomegranate represents the bond of marriage as well as fertility. What better symbol for the Champagne toast at your wedding events?
Crisp Sparkling Cocktails
Sinners and Saints
For this bittersweet (and bubbly!) bridal shower cocktail, New York City mixologist Tom Richter combined sparkling wine, St. Germain (an elderflower liqueur), and Cynar (an aperitif made with artichoke). Give the drink a floral finish with edible mini orchids.