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Champagne Cocktails and Mixed Drinks - Not Just for Toasts

Updated on November 6, 2011

Everyone loves to raise a glass in a nice bubbly toast from time to time. But what to do with the rest of the bottle?

Though most of us do enjoy a good toast, a surprising amount of people aren't exactly huge fans of actually drinking the bubbly. And even for those that do like it, sometimes there's just a bit more than needed to go around.

Surprisingly, champagne is actually pretty versatile drink. So take a look at the following recipes, and never wonder about what to do with all that leftover half a bottle again. You might even want to stock up on some extra!

Agua de Valencia

This recipe is a popular Spanish cocktail, meaning the "water of Valencia." It is usually made with sparkling white wine, but champagne can be substituted, especially a sweeter or less dry champagne.

Champage makes a great mixer for a variety of yummy cocktails.
Champage makes a great mixer for a variety of yummy cocktails.


  • 2 shots orange juice
  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • sparkling wine or champagne


In a champagne flute, mix juice, Cointreau, and suger. Fill to top with champagne, and stir gently. Can also be served in a martini glass, and garnished with orange. Just fill the martini glass a bit lower when you add the champagne, so as not to overwhelm with the flavor.


The traditional recipe calls for pureed peach, but its just as good, and a lot easier, to just use schnapps. An easy classic!


  • 6 oz. champagne
  • 1 oz. peach schnapps


Mix both ingredients together. Serve, and enjoy!

If you're really feeling ambitious, the traditional recipe is made with one pureed peach. The peach puree is added to the glass first, then the champagne. For optimum bubbling, do not stir.


Sweet but sassy!


  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot pineapple juice
  • champagne


Mix pineapple juice and vodka in a shaker with crushed ice. Pour into a flute or martini glass. Top with champagne.


Blue Miami

This is an orange-flavored drink with a striking blue color. Perfect for those dreaming of a Florida getaway!


  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • 1 shot blue Curacao
  • champagne


Pour the Cointreau and Curacao in a champagne glass, and fill to the brim with champagne. Garnish with an orange sliver if desired.

Champagne Rita

For those that don't want to put down their margarita for the toast...


  • 1 shot tequila
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1 shot water
  • 1/4 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • champagne


Put tequila, triple sec, water, lime juice and sugar into a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a champagne glass, and top with champagne. Garnish with lime if desired.


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    • Coolmon2009 profile image


      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice selection of drink mixes. I like the Blue Miami and the Champagne Rita.

    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I am not a big fan of the bubbly but some of the above is quite appealing I must admit! Thanks for sharing! WB

    • Gyspy Writer profile image

      Gyspy Writer 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      These look delicious.

    • Anaya M. Baker profile imageAUTHOR

      Anaya M. Baker 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      I love toasting, but don't exactly like the taste of champagne! Cheap or expensive, it's all kind of icky for me...

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      great ideas! Much better than just plain champagne!


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