Delicious Champagne Cocktail Recipes For Mom

Jerry Bowles
French 75

The effort that goes into pulling off an enjoyable Mother’s Day celebration pales in comparison with the effort moms extend in everyday life. To show your appreciation, why not offer a delicious, sparkling concoction that captures the spirit of the occasion? Here we offer five Champagne Cocktails that not only taste great, but will add a fun and colorful addition to Mother’s Day brunch.

French 75
Paris Cocktails, by Doni Belau
1 oz. Dudognon 10 year (or your favorite Cognac)
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. simple syrup
Top with Champagne

Shake all ingredients except the Champagne in a shaker with ice. Strain and serve in a Champagne glass and top with Champagne.


Jerry Bowles


“Bettered” Champagne Cocktail
Bitterman’s Field Guide to Bitters and Amari, by Mark Bitterman
1 sugar cube doused with 2 dashes aromatic bitters
Chilled Champagne or other sparkling wine
4 dashes aromatic bitters

Put the sugar cube in a Champagne glass. Fill with Champagne. Drizzle the bitters on top. Garnish with a spiral lemon peel.


Jerry Bowles

Madame Rouge

Madame Rouge
Paris Cocktails, by Doni Belau
2 oz. Brenne Whisky (or another smooth, non-peaty whisky)
1 oz. Amaro 2 oz. Brut Sparkling Wine

Stir whisky and Amaro together with ice, and strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Cherry Bounce
Drinking the Devil’s Acre, A Love Letter From San Francisco and her Cocktails, by Duggan McDonnell
Adapted by Jonny Raglin, courtesy of Comstock Saloon

2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. juice from brandied cherries
½ oz. simple syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters
1 oz. Champagne

Pour the bourbon, lemon juice, cherry juice, simple syrup and bitters into a mixing glass, add ice, shake briefly, then strain into a cocktail glass while pouring in the Champagne.

Southside Royale
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Sprig of mint

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with the sprig of mint.

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