Champagne Cocktails Such as Mimosas and Bellinis
Champagne cocktails refer to drinks that use a type of sparkling wine, as their main
Note, however, that although only sparkling wine made in the region of Champagne,
France can be called such, the term champagne cocktails is an all-inclusive term used for any
drink made with sparkling wine.
Originally thought to have been invented by the monks, the drink usually involves a combination of
sparkling wine and sweet fruit such as peach, orange, strawberries, mangoes, etc.
There are a variety of cocktails made from sparkling wine, several of which I have listed below:
Most people either love or hate these types of sparkling wine based cocktails. To some individuals whom I will refer to as the
purists, champagne cocktail is frowned upon because people in this school believe that sparkling
wine should enjoyed on its own.
And while I do agree that you should drink your Dom Perignon
on its own, a little bit of
mixing to add a kick to your drink doesn't hurt.
I've included detailed recipes
on how to make the cocktails mentioned above.
Before you get
started, however, you may be wondering what type of organic sparkling wine to use. Fear not. I've
listed several well-known organic brands below.
Organic Sparkling Wine
Cava Brut Reserva NV - Can Vendrell, Penedes - Spain -
Blending native Spanish white grapes to deliver a zesty, crisp taste, this sparkling wine
is both sophisticated yet savory to be enjoyed everyday. Silver Medal Winner. $24.99
Delmas Sparkling White - France - This full-bodied wine offers a dry, creamy flavor
boosted by green apple and lemon zesty flavors. $22.99
Fleur de l'Europe Brut - NV Fleury - France - This organic brand is made from
a blend of red and white wine, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, respectively. It offers a faint hint of apple
and a smooth finish. Silver Medal Winner. $74.99
NV Champagne Carte d'Or Brut, Serge Faust - France - Made from organically grown grapes in the beautiful
Vandières located on the Marne River, this full-bodied wine is rich and creamy with fruity undertones.
Perlage Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOC 2007 "Riva Moretta" - Italy - This sparkling wine
is made from 100% Prosecco grapes. Fruity and light, this brand pairs well with light dishes. $27.99
How to Make a Mimosa