My husband’s 3 ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. It takes just minutes to make. With lots of bubbles to keep things festive, the warm kick of brandy and a hint of citrus, it is sure to delight your guests.
This is the first cocktail recipe I have posted in 15 years of blogging. I have no idea why as we often enjoy cocktails, and have hosted a fair few very successful cocktail parties. I definitely need to start sharing a few more of our cocktail recipes. What a great resolution for 2018!
There are lots of champagne cocktail recipes out there, and I’ve made it a point to try as many as possible! My husband’s Champagne Cocktail is my favourite because of the wonderful balance of flavours.
Personally, I find that champagne cocktails that contain a sugar cube or bitters can sometimes be either a little too sweet or tart, respectively. In my husband’s 3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail, the warmth of the brandy perfectly balances the sweet citrus. And let’s face it, you can never go wrong with bubbles.
A word of warning – this Vintage Champagne Cocktail has got a powerful alcoholic kick. It’s definitely a drink for sipping, and I never have more than one. If I fancy a bit more, I go on to straight champagne.
My husband has been making this recipe for over 30 years, and it’s definitely a real part of our shared memories. When we’ve been on a tight budget, we have used Prosecco instead and it works very well. The champagne does make it extra special, but let’s face it, we all have years when we need a more frugal option. It’s no reason to miss out on this delicious 3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail. Cheers!
3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe
3 ounces brandy
4 ounces of Triple Sec, Cointreau or other orange liqueur
a bottle of champagne
You need 4 champagne glasses. My husband prefers to use champagne coupes, although champagne flutes work well too.
Pour ¾ ounce of brandy into the bottom of each glass.
Pour an ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau into each glass over the brandy. Do not stir.
Top up with champagne.
There will be leftover champagne, but I have never seen this as a problem!
- 3 ounces brandy
- 4 ounces of Triple Sec or Cointreau
- a bottle of champagne
- You need 4 champagne glasses. My husband prefers to use champagne coupes, although champagne flutes work well too.
- Pour ¾ ounce of brandy into the bottom of each glass.
- Pour an ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau into each glass over the brandy. Do not stir.
- Top up with champagne.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!