This pretty pink champagne cocktail is a chic spin on the original version. Make this variation with a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, and a cherry. It’s an elegant drink that’s easy to make and perfect for a special occasion.
The classic champagne cocktail dates back to the 1800’s. The original formula includes regular champagne and sometimes includes cognac and an orange slice. This fun and chic preparation uses pink champagne, a sugar cube, a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters, and a cherry. It’s barely a recipe but is an impressive and elegant way to serve champagne.
When making this cocktail, the champagne should be thoroughly chilled before making this pink champagne cocktail. With champagne, presentation is everything. I recommend using a champagne flute or a coupe glass to serve this bubbly cocktail.
These cocktails are so easy to prepare. Serve a pink champagne cocktail in place of a sweet wine for dessert, make them as a celebratory drink for any special occasion, use them for a New Year’s Eve toast, or put them on the menu as a stylish bridal or bachelorette drink. If you’re planning to make these for a party, you can get 6 standard 4-ounce pours of champagne out of each bottle.
If you are abstaining from alcohol or want to make a mocktail, I’ve included substitutions for making a pink champagne mocktail!
- Pink champagne or pink sparkling wine
- A sugar cube
- Angostura bitters
- A cherry
Make a pink champagne mocktail: Swap the champagne for sparkling grape juice. Welch’s Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Rosé is easy to find and makes a pretty pink mocktail. If you want it to be 100% alcohol free, skip the bitters or source a glycerin-based zero proof bottle of bitters.
Make a classic champagne cocktail: To make the classic champagne cocktail, use regular champagne.
How to Make a Pink Champagne Cocktail
First, add a sugar cube to the bottom of a coupe glass or champagne flute. Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters directly to the sugar cube.
Next, pour chilled pink champagne over the sugar cube.
Last, drop in a cherry.
Serve immediately while the pink champagne cocktail is chilled and bubbly.
When to Serve a Pink Champagne Cocktail
- Serve as a welcome drink for your party or event.
- Make them as a celebratory cocktail for any special occasion.
- Add them to the menu for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.
- Serve them after dinner in place of dessert wine.
- Make them for Valentine’s Day or as a New Year’s Eve toast.
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Pink Champagne Cocktail
A classic champagne cocktail with pink champagne for a chic spin on the original. Served with a sugar cube, Angostura bitters, and a cherry.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Pour
- Cuisine: American
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 4 ounces pink champagne
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Chill your pink champagne.
- Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute or cocktail glass. Then, add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters directly on top of the sugar cube.
- Slowly pour 4 ounces of champagne over the sugar cube, then, drop a cherry in the glass.
- Serve immediately while the cocktail is cold.
Use regular champagne to make a classic champagne cocktail.
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 120
- Sugar: 6.1 g
- Sodium: 0.2 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9.4 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Champagne Cocktail