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Give your favorite glass of sangria a bubbly makeover! If you have something to celebrate, then you just have to mix-up a delicious serving of my Champagne Sangria. It’s full of flavor and bubbly goodness!
Hello, foodie friends! My name is Aileen and welcome to my blog, Aileen Cooks. This is my little slice of the web, where I love sharing easy recipes for families to enjoy. Today, I have something very special in-store: and it’s exclusively for the grown-ups!
You know what they say: start the day with water and end it with champagne! I love a good glass of bubbly, and my Champagne Sangria fuses together two of my favorite beverages.
Got Any More Cocktail Recipes Under Your Belt?
Absolutely! Be sure to check out these other homemade drinks of mine:
What is Champagne Sangria?
My take on champagne sangria elevates your basic sangria cocktail by using champagne instead of wine. It’s full of fruit, like cranberries and apples, to give it a mouthwatering punch of flavor.
What’s the Difference Between Champagne and Sparkling Wine?
Yes, champagne is a sparkling wine but sparkling wine is not necessarily always champagne. Why is this? The only sparkling wine that can be referred to as “champagne” is if it comes from the region of Champagne, France.
What is Sangria?
Sangria is an alcoholic beverage, normally made with red wine and chopped-up fruits. In recent years however, white sangria has risen in popularity, and uses white wine instead.
What Pairs Well With Champagne Sangria?
I love serving this drink with:
- A classic charcuterie board
- White-sauce pasta
- Nuts (Almonds and walnuts are my favorites!)
- Mixed berries
- Chocolate-covered almonds
- Slices of brie on crackers
Are There Any Ingredient Alternatives?
Just like we discussed prior, champagne is sparkling wine that comes from a specific region in France. Meaning you are more than welcome to use sparkling wine for this recipe!
Can I Store Leftover Sangria Made with Champagne?
It’s best to drink this beverage as soon as it is served. It does not store in the fridge/freezer very well. Traditional sangria that uses wine is actually one of the only cocktails out there that’s great for storing.
However, since this one uses champagne, storing it means it will likely go flat. This is why I recommend drinking and enjoying it the day that it is whipped-up.
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 lime sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 750-ml bottle champagne
- 1 cup vodka
- 3 cups White cranberry juice
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Fill a large pitcher with 1 cup ice cubes.
- Top ice with sliced apples and lime.
- Sprinkle cranberries on top.
- Pour champagne into pitcher and top with vodka.
- Pour white cranberry juice over the champagne and vodka. Stir.
- Serve garnished with fresh rosemary for a pop of color.