What’s sexier than a Mimosa? The Champagne Sunset. Lighter and more flavorful, with a hint of tangerine, you will love the Champagne Sunset.
You’ll encounter sensory pleasures even before the first sip of the champagne cocktail. First, the sound of the pop of the cork. Then the tiny bubbles tickle your nose as they send Champagne, tangerine, and brandy aromas into the air.
Perfect for any occasion, the easy Champagne Sunset will delight you. Enjoy this fabulous champagne cocktail for Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, and any day of the year when you want to serve something delectable to that special person in your life.
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Ingredients you’ll need to make the Champagne Sunset
- Sparkling Clementine
- Lemon Juice
Tangerine juice may be difficult to find, so I use Izze Sparkling Clementine.
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Need to know what champagne to buy? I am not a champagne connoisseur. I’ve tried expensive champagnes like Dom Pérignon, Jouet, and Veuve Clicquot. But if I’m mixing champagne, I tend to stay under $15. Sweet champagnes are my preference, but until recently, I didn’t know that Brut meant unsweet and Extra Dry sweet. As you can see from the photo, I settled on Korbel Extra Dry.
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You can only have a champagne cocktail with champagne flutes. Well, you can, but it’s just different. If you don’t have any champagne flutes, try these, they are simple yet elegant.
Mixing a great cocktail requires a great shaker. I have at least a dozen shakers, but this one here is my favorite. The shaker doesn’t leak, and the cap will measure from 1/2 to 1.5 ounces. And it is dishwasher safe! You can’t go wrong with this stainless steel cocktail shaker.
How to make the Champagne Sunset
I use fresh lemon juice, but you can use lemon juice from a bottle in a pinch. If you need an excellent citrus squeezer, try this one.
Pour the tangerine, brandy, and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 5 seconds, then pour the strained ingredients into a champagne flute. Top it off with Champagne.
More Awesome Champagne Cocktails
I’ve created 5 of the most delectable cocktails for Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year when you want to serve something amazing to that special person in your life. You can try all 5 by clicking on the links from left to right: Champagne Sunset (this recipe), #Hpnotiq Bliss, Frangelico Champagne, Champagne Royale, and Pineapple Upside Down Champagne.
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- .25 Ounce Lemon juice
- .5 Ounce Brandy
- 1 Ounce Tangerine juice or sparkling drink
- Champagne flute
- Pour lemon juice, brandy and tangerine into a champagne flute
- Top off with champagne
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