This festive and bubbly Whiskey Champagne Cocktail is the perfect drink to serve for the holidays, especially New Year’s Eve! With a touch of strawberry flavor to balance out the booze, this sweet and fizzy drink tastes like celebration!
Why You’ll Love this Whiskey Champagne Cocktail
This whiskey Prosecco cocktail is a bubbly and delicious drink that’s so simple to make! It’s great for holiday parties and celebrations, and with only four simple ingredients it’s easy to prepare. The combination of dry, bubbly champagne, oaky whiskey, and sweet, refreshing strawberries makes for a unique and crowd-pleasing beverage.
This drink is also great for the summer when you need something cold on a hot, humid day. Whiskey champagne cocktails are perfect to serve all year long!
If you want some variety in your holiday cocktails, try this Coconut Bourbon Eggnog as well. Sweet, creamy, and vegan!
- Whiskey – I love using Crown Royal, but use your favorite whiskey.
- Sparkling Wine – Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava all work great for this cocktail!
- Fresh Strawberries – add a pop of color and sweetness.
- Strawberry Syrup – helps boost the strawberry flavor by using this strawberry syrup in this whiskey champagne cocktail.
- Slice strawberries in half and place them in your champagne flutes.
- Fill 1/3 of the way with whiskey.
- Pour in 1/4 teaspoon strawberry syrup.
- Top with sparkling wine.
Is Prosecco a champagne?
Both are types of sparkling wine with similar flavors; the main difference comes down to geography. Champagne is made in France, while Prosecco is made in Italy.
Why are champagne glasses narrow?
The thin glasses that are used to serve champagne were designed specifically for the carbonation. Because champagne glasses are tall and narrow, there is less surface area for the carbonation to escape, which helps the beverage maintain its bubbly consistency for longer.
What can I mix with champagne?
In this case, I’ve paired it with a great whiskey and strawberries for a simple-to-make drink that has complex flavors. You can also mix champagne with fruit juices like lemon, lime, cranberry, or orange to add some flavor and color.
If you add a lot of juice, you’ll be in mimosa territory, so if you want something subtle be sure to add a little at a time. Some fruit purée would also be a great way to doctor up your drink.
What is a Seelbach Bourbon Champagne cocktail?
This is a name given to the cocktail by a bartender at the Seelbach Hotel, who first served the drink starting in the 1990s, but told many of his customers that it had been around since the 1800s. Either way, this cocktail’s origin is at this famous Louisville hotel.
What to Serve with this Whiskey Champagne Cocktail
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- Peppermint White Russians – Another sweet and festive cocktail that is perfect for the holidays.
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- Million Dollar Dip – This delicious dip from Stay Snatched is full of flavor with bacon, almonds, and cheddar cheese.
- Ever heard of a Vodka Sunrise? Here’s the recipe!
Popular Variations and Substitutions
- For a citrus twist, instead of the strawberries, use an orange peel and add some triple sec. You can even add some cocktails bitters.
- If you like your drinks strong and flavorful, other fruity flavors of liqueur also taste great in this cocktail. Raspberry, blackberry, and cherry are all dark and rich flavors that would add lots of character.
- Honey syrup can provide some added sweetness to this drink. Just combine honey and water, heat until the honey is dissolved, then allow to cool and use the syrup as desired!
Whiskey Champagne Cocktail Recipe
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- 2 oz whiskey
- 2 oz sparkling wine
- 4 fresh strawberries
- 1/4 tsp strawberry syrup
- Slice your strawberries into halves and place them in a champagne flute.
- Fill 1/3 of the way with whiskey (about 2 oz).
- Add the strawberry syrup.
- Top with sparkling wine (about 2 oz).
- Measurements for the alcohol are rough estimates, as champagne flutes hold different amounts of liquid.
- The same is true of the strawberries, use as many or few as you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 0.3g