Cocktails with bubbles are always a big hit!
Sparkling, refreshing and light, it’s quite difficult to resist them.
On top of being a favorite, they can be served on many occasions: during a brunch, as an aperitif or to toast on a special occasion.
Among the most popular sparkling cocktails are obviously mimosas, for brunch, fizz and the unmistakable Aperol spritz.
But nothing prevents us from reinventing these cocktails by adding another aperitif liqueur, such as elderberry liqueur from St-Germain, or a slightly more full-bodied alcohol.
And on the sparkling side, you don’t have to limit yourself to prosecco. You can also use other types of sparkling wine, such as cava, crémant or champagne.
The Grand 75
For this cocktail recipe, the Grand 75, we combine the flavors of orange and the warmth of Grand Marnier cognac with lemon juice and champagne.
Lallier champagne is an excellent option for this cocktail, just under the $ 50 mark.
It’s crisp acidity pairs perfectly with the flavors of Grand Marnier and lemon juice in this cocktail.
The result is a refined cocktail, with a beautiful aromatic complexity without being too full-bodied and with just the right amount of bubbles!
It’s perfect for marking a special occasion, such as Mother’s Day, a graduation or an anniversary.
After all, it’s not every day that we bring out champagne!
Why use champagne instead of prosecco?
Typically, sparkling wines made using the traditional method have more bite and livelier acidity. Aging in the bottle also gives them more roundness and aromatic complexity.
And it’s perfect in a cocktail with more frank flavors, like the Grand 75.
Please note that you could also use another sparkling wine made in the traditional way for this cocktail such as a crémant or a cava.
- 1.5 oz Grand Marnier
- 0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 oz Champagne
- Pour the Grand Marnier then the lemon juice in a champagne flute.
- Add well-chilled champagne.
- Mix gently.
- Garnish with a lemon zest.