Dom Perignon said it best when he said “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” Champagne is a twinkly libation that makes one’s mouth upturn in a smile with just one taste. The effervescence and brightness make it the perfect celebratory drink. Which is why it’s the “spokesdrink” of revelries, especially around the holidays. Our love for champagne is deep. A chilled glass of bubbly is perfection on its own. But, add a little tequila in our favorite easy champagne cocktails, and you really will taste the stars!
Let’s Talk about the Base
The base of these easy champagne cocktails is champagne. Champagne, like tequila, is a region-specific drink. To be “champagne”, the grapes must be grown in the Champagne region of France, just as agave must be grown in specific regions of Mexico to be “tequila”. Only certain grapes can be used in the golden elixir. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay are the most popular of the seven types of grapes allowed to comprise champagne. Similarly, only certain types of agave make tequila. Much like coffee and tequila, champagne and tequila are a duo worth celebrating.
Celebrate Good Times, C’mon (With Easy Champagne Cocktails)
If you’re like us, we know you’re gearing up for fantastic seasonal celebrations. What goes better with the holiday season than champagne cocktails? Nothing, really! We’ve compiled a few of our favorites to share with you as a collective “Cheers!” to you, our favorite people.
The Spanish Sparkler
Tart lemon is balanced with the natural sweetness of agave nectar in this festive libation. Start with Azuñia Reposado organic tequila, squeeze in fresh lemon, and mix in agave nectar. The Spanish Sparkler is brightened with a bubbly float of champagne and garnished with dehydrated lemon. It will undoubtedly have you tasting the stars this holiday.
The Agave Royale
Bubbling over with the perfect combination of lime and herb, the Agave Royale is a bright party drink perfect for your holiday brunch bunch. The float of champagne or sparkling wine on top is the pièce de résistance! The difference between champagne and sparkling wine is simple. Like we talked about before, champagne must be produced in Champagne. Anything else (Cava, Prosecco, or Cremant, to name the most popular) is deemed “sparkling wine”. Many sparkling wines are just as good and won’t break the bank as much as good champagne will. We could all pinch a few pennies around the holidays. Don’t tell Charles Dickens, though, as he’s been quoted as saying “Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.”
A Champagne Margarita
This glittery-sugar rimmed easy champagne cocktail is festivity in a flute. The Champagne Margarita combines our favorites (yours, too, right?) – a margarita and champagne. This effervescent cocktail of Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, fresh lime, triple sec, sweetened lime syrup, and champagne will add a pop to any celebration.
For a real crowd-pleaser (and so you don’t have to spend so much time mixing cocktails one at a time), try this Tequila-Champagne Sangria. Combining quantity and quality, this zesty punch mixes Azuñia Blanco organic tequila, citrus, mint, agave nectar, dry white wine, sparkling wine or champagne, and lemon-lime soda. This mix-ahead punch has a gentle fizz that will add sparkle to any celebration.
Champagne is the Bees Knees
Champagne is pretty awesome. There is always a reason to toast with a glass of bubbly. But maybe bubbles aren’t your “thing”. We’ve got plenty of seasonal cocktails on our recipe pages. Find your “thing” using the search box to locate your fave ingredient or flavor. Share with us what you are “cheersing with” or “cheersing about” on social media. We love celebrating with you!