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Christmas champagne cocktails

You don’t really need a reason to pop open a bottle of bubbly, but if you’re in search of an excuse, we’ve got the answer. Christmas. (Convincing, isn’t it?). 

A flute of champagne is great, or even a classic Mimosa made with champers and orange juice, but we’re big fans of mixing things up. A bottle of bubbles is the perfect base for a range of festive cocktails, some of which have wonderfully Christmassy names too. Got plenty of bubbly to hand? There are plenty more champagne options to explore over in our collection of champagne cocktails.

The Twinkle is a light and bright cocktail inspired by the Roaring ‘20s, mixing champagne with elderflower cordial and adding a sprinkling of rose petals on top. You don’t need to wear a flapper dress or a pair of Oxford bags while drinking it, but it’s definitely a recipe to keep in your back pocket after Christmas for your next themed party. 

Then there’s Mulled Fizz, which might conjure up images of a warming mulled wine enjoyed by the fireplace. Not quite – this drink doesn’t actually have any mulled wine in it at all, though it is full of lovely festive flavours like nutmeg and cinnamon. The orange peel on top really gives it a final festive flourish. 

Ready to mix up a Christmas champagne cocktail? Once you’ve had a go at your favourites from this list, that’s just the start of our festive cocktail offering. Browse recipes for prosecco cocktails if you prefer an Italian bubbly to a French one. If you’re a spirit drinker, we’ve got gin and vodka-based cocktails plus Baileys and alcohol-free ones. What are you making first?

Pinkster Royale

The gin and bubbly combo is sweet and delicious, and the raspberries on top finish the drink off perfectly. It’s quick to make, so you can serve these up in moments at your Christmas parties.

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Christmas Spirit Cocktail

This drink uses Black Cow Christmas Spirit – a drink so perfect for a festive cocktail that we had to use it with champagne. This vodka tipple is flavoured with winter flavours like currants, orange zest and cinnamon, giving the overall taste of a Christmas pudding. Yes, that’s a Christmas pudding-flavoured cocktail. Grab your glass – we’ll start pouring. 

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Chambord and Champagne Cocktail

You might call this the perfect festive pairing. The Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur from France, gives this drink a lovely purple tinge. This is a great cocktail for fancy Christmas parties because the liqueur uses high-quality ingredients. Mixed with champagne, it feels like an all-round celebration.

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The Twinkle

If fairy dust had a flavour, it might taste like this. The mix of bubbly vodka and elderflower cordial makes this a delicious, refreshing drink that feels like whimsical sophistication in a champagne flute. We recommend topping with some rose petals to really make it twinkle. 

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Mulled Fizz

Between the spiced rum, grated nutmeg, cinnamon and clementine juice, the Mulled Fizz feels like Christmas in a glass. Most of the flavours come from the homemade spiced syrup, which is combined with rum, clementine juice and port before being topped off with champagne.

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For more Christmas cocktail inspiration using your favourite tipples, take a look at our Christmas-themed gin, vodka, prosecco, and Baileys cocktail recipes. 

There’s a list of drinks for the designated drivers too. You can shop all the ingredients you need for the festive season, from cranberry juice to mulled wine, in our Christmas drinks aisle.

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