Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail

Celebrate the New Year with this Orange Champagne Cocktail – the perfect winter cocktail! Fresh squeezed orange juice, mixed with warming brandy, orange liqueur, then topped off with champagne, and finished with a sugar cube! It’s such a fun drink to make and enjoy. Truly the perfect cocktail for any upcoming celebration, holiday parties with family and friends, or just you would love a delicious champagne cocktail!

orange champagne cocktail with sparkler behind, fairy lights, and half of an orange

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About The Recipe

Happy Friday and happy New Year’s Eve!

Gosh, can you believe it’s the last day of 2021? So much has happened this year! It’s flown by, but also time has crawled… does that make any sense? Well, I’m just excited to welcome in a new year! A new year means new opportunities, new recipes, and so much more!

We decided to end the year off on a strong note with this orange champagne cocktail! It’s a recipe that was given to our family decades ago. It’s considered a bartenders “perfect cocktail”, which we’d totally have to agree with! This drink is the perfect combination of brandy, orange liqueur, and champagne. Oh, and mixed with fresh squeezed orange juice! It’s SO delicious.

The recipe actually came from a bartender at the Ritz in Paris. Apparently, the bartender has been working there for over 40 years when this recipe was given to our family!

And, let me just say, they really knew what they were doing. This drink is utterly delicious.

close up of champagne cocktail with mini orange slice and white cheese cloth

And since it’s so special, we figured there was no better recipe to share as a New Year’s Eve cocktail! Every sip of this drink is fruity, perfectly sweet, fizzy, and SO. GOOD.

Why You Should Make This Champagne Cocktails For New Year’s Eve

  • It’s fresh and vibrant! A great way to kick off the new year.
  • Super simple to make.
  • Plenty of fruity flavors to please everyone’s palate.

Ingredients

  • Brandy
  • Orange Liqueur
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Champagne
  • Sugar Cube
orange liqueur, brandy, sugar cubes, orange juice, and mini bottle of champagne

How To Make This Orange Champagne Cocktail

Step 1: Mix

In a champagne flute or saucer, combine brandy and orange liqueur. Stir in orange juice.

Step 2: Add champagne

Top with champagne and add sugar cube.

champagne added to orange mixture

Serve and enjoy!

stemless glass of orange champagne cocktail with mini orange slice on glass with another glass behind and half of an orange

Why Are There No bitters in This Recipe?

For a champagne cocktail, it’s traditional to add bitters. For us, we personally don’t like it. It’s a specialty ingredient that just makes everything…well, bitter! It’s not to our taste, so we didn’t add it in.

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought orange juice rather than fresh. Omit sugar cube.
  • If you don’t have brandy, you can use bourbon or dark rum. If rum is used, the drink may be a little more bitter.
  • 1 teaspoon of simple syrup can be used in place.
  • Blood orange can be used instead of a regular naval orange.
champagne cocktail with mini orange slice, sparkler behind, half of an orange, another glass of cocktail, and fairy lights

Expert Tips

  • Do not make these drinks before you’re ready to serve. The champagne will go flat.
  • We used a brut champagne for this recipe.
  • One jigger is equal to 1 ½ ounces.

When you make this Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

orange champagne cocktail with sparkler behind, fairy lights, and half of an orange

Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail

Traci
Boozy, bright and vibrant, perfectly sweetened, orange-y, and SO DELICIOUS! That's the perfect way to describe this Winter Orange Champagne Cocktail. Great for celebrations, parties, or just whenever you want a delicious champagne cocktail!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ ounces brandy
  • 1 ½ ounces orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 2-3 ounces champagne
  • 1 cube sugar

Instructions

  • In a champagne flute or saucer, combine brandy and orange liqueur.
  • Stir in orange juice.
  • Top off with champagne.
  • Add sugar cube.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought orange juice rather than fresh. Omit sugar cube.
  • If you don’t have brandy, you can use bourbon or dark rum. If rum is used, the drink may be a little more bitter.
  • If you can’t find sugar cubes, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup can be used in its place.
  • Blood orange can be used instead of a regular naval orange.
 
Expert Tips:
  • Do not make these drinks before you’re ready to serve. The champagne will go flat.
  • We used a brut champagne for this recipe.
  • One jigger is equal to 1 ½ ounces.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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