3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe - an easy 3 ingredient recipe
My husbands 3 ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail is perfect for entertaining all year round, but especially on New Years Eve. 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 Vintage Champagne Cocktail takes just minutes to make and has only 3 ingredients champagne, brandy, and orange liqueur (Grand Mariner, Triple Sec or Cointreau). When weve been on a tight budget, we have used Prosecco instead of champagne and it works very well. The champagne does make it extra special, but lets face it, we all have years when we need a more frugal option.

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Whats Special About Our Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe?

There are lots of champagne cocktail recipes out there, but my husbands 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 husbands 3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail, the warmth of the brandy perfectly balances the sweet citrus. And lets face it, you can never go wrong with bubbles.

A word of warning this Vintage Champagne Cocktail has got a powerful alcoholic kick.Its definitely a drink for sipping, and I never have more than one. If I fancy a bit more, I go on to straight champagne.

Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe - an easy 3 ingredient recipe

My husband has been making this recipe for over 30 years, and its definitely a real part of our shared memories. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Whatever you are celebrating Cheers!

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3 Ingredient Vintage Champagne Cocktail Recipe
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 3 ounces brandy
  • 4 ounces of Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • one bottle of champagne or prosecco
  1. You need 4 champagne glasses. My husband prefers to use champagne coupes, although champagne flutes work well too.
  2. Pour ounce of brandy into the bottom of each glass.
  3. Pour an ounce of Triple Sec or Cointreau into each glass over the brandy. Do not stir.
  4. Top up with champagne.
  5. Please note, unless your glasses are very large, there will be leftover champagne, but I have never seen this as a problem!

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