Just 3 easy ingredients and you are on your way to a delicious celebration beverage! Pink Champagne Cocktail is a little bit sweet, a lot bubbly, and perfect for parties.
I love to read. And in my time off this last week I have knocked down two novels and started another. I basically feel like I am winning at life.
In one of the books I just finished there is a trivia night fundraiser for the school. All the parents have to dress up as either Elvis Presley or Audrey Hepburn and the PTA is serving these pink champagne cocktails that everyone keeps raving over. So after reading the chapter devoted almost entirely to this drink I decided two things:
1. My kids are going to the wrong schools and 2. I HAVE TO make Pink Champagne Cocktails.
A few of the characters try to identify the ingredients — mint? Vodka? Definitely vodka. And certainly some champagne. They never really specify the pinkness though — was it pink champagne? Some kind of juice? I was kind of left to my own devices on that.
So I went and bought a bunch of things and put them together in different combinations until I had something I liked. Something I really liked. It’s bubbly X 2, very pink, and goes down easy. It’s totally tasty, but is also a little strong which makes it perfect for parties.
I will be making these on New Year’s Eve!!!
But they would also be terrific for a girls night get-together. Or you know, if maybe your school does trivia night fundraisers with awesome costumes.
The first thing you’ll need is some kind of pink champagne. This has gotten really easy to find — my local stores had varieties in all price points, but I actually ended up with a bubbly pink moscato for what I photographed here.
Next you’ll need vodka.
And then!! You’ll need gingerale. That’s the bubbly to the second power. I used a cranberry gingerale because I wanted these EXTRA pink but they will still be delicious with regular old ginger-colored gingerale. I know. I tried it. You’re welcome. The cranberry stuff is usually only available around the holidays so I didn’t want you guys to be wandering around the beverage centers stressing about pink soda.
- ½ ounce vodka
- 3 ounces pink champagne, chilled
- cranberry gingerale, chilled (see note)
- strawberry or sugared cranberry garnish (optional)
- Pour the vodka in the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Top it with the chilled pink champagne.
- Fill the glass the rest of the way with the cranberry gingerale. Garnish with a strawberry or sugared cranberry (optional).
Thursday 23rd of December 2021
Oh my gosh, I just finished the same book! Hence....I'm looking for a recipe for a fizzy pink champagne cocktail ? Can't wait to try this
Friday 13th of March 2020
Kuldip you’re use gin instead of vodka?
Pamela S Farina
Tuesday 6th of February 2018
The book sounds like Big Little Lies??? This is a lovely sounding drink but it is NOT the original, pink champagne cocktail from 1957 "An Affair to Remember." I am old school, so I have provided the classic recipe as follows: 1 sugar cube in the bottom of a well-chilled flute coupe (never a flute) 3-4 drops of Angostura bitters 1 oz brandy 4-5 oz. chilled pink brut champagne a garnish of lemon peel or orange Allow champagne to melt sugarcube and drink. For extra "fest" and visual pow factor, rim the coupe in extra-fine citrus sugar before serving. I am serving these at my wedding reception in October and cannot wait!
Tuesday 16th of August 2016
A really fun twist on this cocktail is: PINK CHAMPAGNE CLOUD Vanilla vodka Pink Moscato or Champagne Strawberry Soda Strawberry/Vanilla Cotton Candy Long skewer or pick •• All items must be ice cold to start. Pour in wet ingredients to taste. Take a puff of cotton candy and place in middle of skewer. Place skewer on top of glass to keep candy from getting wet. It is a decadent looking and tasting cocktail!
Wednesday 17th of August 2016
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls
Wednesday 31st of December 2014
They're sooooo pretty!! I love the addition of vodka, that makes everything better. :) Happy New Year Heather!!!