Six Summer Champagne Cocktails To Sip By The Pool


Champagne cocktails are light, refreshing, and usually just a little bit sweet. This makes them the perfect choice for sipping by the pool at your next elegant pool party. Here are six champagne cocktail recipes for you and your guests to enjoy.

Raspberry Mint Spritzer

Made with brut champagne, which is on the drier side, this cocktail is a good choice when you're craving something refreshing that won't overwhelm your palate. The fresh mint leaves give it a cooling quality, and the raspberries impart a bright pink color.


  • 6 large raspberries
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 ounces brut champagne, chilled
  • 1 ounce club soda

Pour the club soda, raspberries, and mint leaves into the bottom of a champagne glass. Use a spoon to slightly mash the raspberries. Pour in the chilled champagne. Let the drink rest for 5 minutes before serving, which allows the raspberry and mint flavors to permeate the liquid.

Sunny Coast Sunrise

A play on the classic mimosa, this sweeter champagne drink has a fruity, tropical flavor that appeals to even the pickiest drinkers. Serve this drink in a hurricane glass and garnish it with orange wedges or a piece of pineapple, and then sip away to relaxation.


  • 4 ounces sweet champagne, such as demi-sec or doux
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut rum

Combine the orange juice, pineapple juice, and coconut rum in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker, and strain into a hurricane glass. Top with the champagne, and enjoy.

Mock Margaritas

Do you love the taste of margaritas but want a lighter version? This mock margarita is made with just three ingredients (plus salt), and you can sip it all afternoon long without worrying too much about over-indulging.


  • 2 ounces semi-dry champagne, such as dry/sec
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon triple sec
  • margarita salt

Use your finger to coat the edge of a margarita glass with a little champagne. Dip the glass in margarita salt to coat the edges. Pour in the lime juice, triple sec, and champagne along with a little ice. Give the mixture a brief stir, and enjoy.

Electric Blue Spritzer

The bright blue color of this cocktail makes it an excellent choice for lively parties. Serve it in a hurricane glass and garnished with a miniature umbrella to really show off your style.


  • 2 ounces sweet champagne, such as demi-sec or doux
  • 2 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce blue curacao

Pour the lime soda, champagne, and pineapple juice in a glass and stir. Pour in the blue curacao, but do not stir. Serve the drink with the blue color floating through it, and let the person enjoying the drink stir it in themselves.

Peachy Punch

If you're making drinks for a crowd, save yourself some time and prepare a whole pitcher of cocktails at once. This peach punch will remind you of a bellini, thanks to its delicious peach flavor. The recipe serves six, but it is easily doubled.


  • 2 cups semi-dry champagne, such as dry/sec
  • 1/2 cup creme de peach
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 Sliced fresh peaches

Place the sliced peaches in the bottom of a pitcher, along with several handfuls of ice. Add the other ingredients, and stir well before serving.

Gin and Ginger

This decidedly dry cocktail will appeal to gin lovers. It's a perfect choice for those who are trying to avoid sugar.


  • 2 ounces dry champagne, such as brut or extra brut
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce ginger ale
  • 1 splash lemon juice

Combine the ingredients over ice in a lowball glass, and serve garnished with a lemon slice.

Experiment with a few of these champagne cocktails this summer. They'll add new interest to your parties and gatherings. To find great Champagne options, visit


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