How to make a Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

Strawberry Champagne is a sweet, easy-to-make bubbly cocktail. It requires just four simple ingredients. Perfect for Easter brunch, Valentine’s Day or any other time you want some bubbly. Makes 4 cocktails.

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Three Strawberry Champagne Cocktails sit on a silver platter, garnished with fresh strawberries

This Strawberry Champagne Cocktail was originally published on March 18, 2016. The post was updated with new text and images in March 2021.

I’m a sucker for champagne drinks, and since we’re hosting family here for Easter this year, I’m already thinking about our Easter brunch menu.

I knew I wanted to throw together a delicious cocktail for our get-together. Champagne has always been a favorite brunch alcohol of mine. I meaaaaaaaan… how can you go wrong with a mimosa?

So while I was brainstorming, I wondered if I could do a take on the classic mimosa.

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    Why I love this recipe:

    Strawberry Champagne is bubbly and sweet; the perfect springtime champagne cocktail.

    It has a stronger pour of the champagne (or other sparkling wine you use), and the homemade strawberry simple syrup allows the drink to end on a sweet strawberry note. It adds a gorgeous color, too.

    If you’re hosting brunch with girlfriends, looking for an Easter brunch drink or want to make a champagne cocktail for your sweet at Valentine’s (or any other time), this Strawberry Champagne is for you!

    Other bubbly/champagne cocktails: Framboise Champagne Cocktail | Pomegranate French 75 | How to make Cranberry Bellinis | Pumpkin Spice Kombucha Cocktail

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      What you need to make Strawberry Champagne

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      Let’s talk ingredients!

      In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

      Here’s what you need:

      • Water
      • Granulated sugar
      • Strawberries — fresh or frozen. We chop them up to go into the strawberry simple syrup, which is essentially a sweetened strawberry puree. Use what you can find, and defrost frozen strawberries beforehand if using those. Pro tip: Frozen strawberries will probably be sweeter in the winter months.
      • Your favorite sparkling wine — a dry sparkling wine works best here, so feel free to use prosecco, cava, champagne or even brut rosé champagne
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      How to make Strawberry Simple Syrup

      Make the Strawberry Simple Syrup

      In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and fresh strawberries. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Cook until all the sugar has dissolved. This shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.

      Remove from the heat, and let the flavors infuse for about 30 minutes while sitting in the saucepan and cooling.

      Once infused, blend the simple syrup together in a blender, then transfer to an 8 oz. mason jar. Refrigerate until chilled.


      You can make this up to a week in advance, and store it in the refrigerator. This recipe will make for 4 strawberry champagnes, but you can easily double or triple it if hosting a crowd for an at-home brunch.

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      How to make a Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

      First, get out your champagne glasses or flutes. Measure out the strawberry simple syrup into them.

      Pour the champagne or other sparkling wine on top of the strawberry simple syrup.

      Stir gently with a cocktail spoon — if you stir too vigorously, your flute will overflow! — and then enjoy immediately.

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      Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips and Tricks

      Champagne mixed drinks are one of my favorite drinks to serve at an at-home brunch, whether or not it’s a holiday brunch, because everyone enjoys bubbly in the morning when paired with breakfast foods.

      Champagne drinks are fun for celebrations, be it New Years, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve or anything in between.

      This Strawberry Champagne definitely fits right in for any of them! Here are a few ideas of making this cocktail for entertaining in the near future.

      • Purchase your ingredients in advance… and if you’re hosting a crowd, consider doubling or tripling this recipe. We love Strawberry Champagne so much in our house and have had the unfortunate instance of running out of champagne while making them to share. Be sure to have enough on hand if guests want to enjoy more than one drink.
      • Chill your champagne, too! While you can drink champagne on ice, this drink is especially delicious when served chilled.
      • Make ahead tip: The strawberry simple syrup keeps in the refrigerator, so you can make this in advance! However, you cannot pour the champagne mixed drinks in advance because the sparkling wine will go flat.
      • Add some twists to this Strawberry Champagne Cocktail! Variety is the spice of life, and you can certainly do that with this strawberry drink. Add a shot of gin to turn it into a Strawberry French 75 or add a splash of orange juice to turn it into a Strawberry Orange Mimosa.


      Whenever you feel like opening up bubbly! We’ve served this at brunch for friends, as well as served family at Easter brunch. I think this would make a delightful drink to serve on Valentine’s Day, too.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is there such a thing as strawberry champagne?

      Yes! While some people refer to Strawberry Champagne as rose champagne (and it’s oftentimes served over ice), this recipe is for a combination of strawberries with champagne.

      Can you drink champagne with ice?

      If your champagne isn’t cold enough, yes, you most certainly can. We try to put our champagne u0022on iceu0022 (AKA in the coldest part of our wine fridge) about a day before we make this so it’s nice and cold.

      Why do you put champagne in the ice bucket?

      Once your champagne is open, pop it into an ice bucket to keep it cold!

      Here’s how we made this champagne mixed drink:

      Three Strawberry Champagne Cocktails sit on a silver platter, garnished with fresh strawberries

      Strawberry Champagne

      Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
      Strawberry Champagne is a sweet, easy-to-make bubbly cocktail. It requires just four simple ingredients. Perfect for Easter brunch, Valentine's Day or any other time you want some bubbly.
      4.80 from 10 votes
      Servings 4 drinks
      Calories 412 kcal
      Prep Time 5 minutes
      Cook Time 5 minutes
      Infusion Time 30 minutes
      Total Time 40 minutes


      Strawberry Simple Syrup

      • ½ cup water
      • ½ cup granulated sugar
      • ½ cup chopped strawberries

      Individual Easter Strawberry Champagne

      • 1 ½ oz. strawberry simple syrup
      • 6 oz. sparkling wine prosecco, cava, champagne or Brut Rosé Champagne are all OK

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      Make the Strawberry Simple Syrup

      • In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and chopped strawberries over high heat. Bring to a simmer, and heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
      • Remove from the heat, and let the flavors infuse for about 30 minutes.
      • Blend the simple syrup together, then transfer to an 8 oz. mason jar.
      • Refrigerate until chilled.

      Make Easter Strawberry Champagne

      • In a champagne glass, pour in the Strawberry Simple Syrup.
      • Top the Strawberry Simple Syrup with the champagne.
      • Stir together, and enjoy immediately!


      This recipe was updated in December 2020. The original recipe calls for making a strawberry puree, then using that puree in the simple syrup. I’ve combined that step with making the simple syrup to consolidate the time/effort needed to make the strawberry syrup. The original recipe called for Brut Rosé Champagne, which is still delightful, but I’ve made a note that you can use any type of sparkling wine.
      The simple syrup makes enough for FOUR cocktails. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if you’re making drinks for a crowd.
      A note on sparkling wine: You want to purchase something that’s labeled brut. The sparkling wine does not need to be sweet, so steer away from anything labeled "demi-sec” or “doux" because those are traditionally served as dessert wines. If you need assistance with this, ask the friendly clerk at your local liquor store for their opinion on what will go best in this drink.


      Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 1gSodium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 71g
      Keyword Brunch, brunch cocktail, champagne, champagne cocktail, cocktail, drinks, easter, easter champagne cocktail, strawberry cocktail, strawberry drink
      Course Drinks & Cocktails
      Cuisine American
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      1. Puree. Do you mean ready made. Or make your own. This drink sounds delicious. But not experienced in the mixed drink department. I found a recipe for a puree with a dash of sugar in it. Just don’t want to over do the sugar part. Thanks

        1. Hey Christie! Whenever I make puree, I put a few chopped and hulled strawberries in the blender, then pulse until smooth. No sugar necessary. Then that’ll go into the strawberry simple syrup, listed above. Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any more questions!

        1. Hey Ella. Unfortunately, I’ve never made this drink without the champagne, so I cannot tell you with certainty what would be a good substitute. That said, I think lemonade would be delicious here. Who wouldn’t love some sparkling or regular lemonade with strawberry sweetness added?

        2. Lemon-lime soda (e.g., 7-Up, Sprite), or flavored seltzer? Or a mix, if one is too sweet and the other not enough?

        1. Hey Jenny! You can make the strawberry simple syrup a few days in advance if you use fresh (as opposed to the ones that are ‘fresh’ but on their last leg of freshness) strawberries in the puree. Enjoy!

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