Summer Champagne Cocktails

Champagne! That’s all you need for a celebration. A bit of bubbly can go a long way toward making an ordinary day feel extraordinary. Enjoy the long days of summer with these Golden Champagne Cocktails to toast the bright golden days that wane into sweet summer nights.

La Fille D'Or

La Fille d’Or

1 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz rich simple syrup
top w/ Champagne (or sparkling wine)

Combine the first 3 ingredients
in a shaker with ice.
Shake till ice cold &
pour into a Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.

La Fille d’Or, (or Golden Girl), is a bit more refined and feminine. I like to put a fresh raspberry in the bottom of the glass, just to give a bit of color and a treat at the bottom of the glass. I paired it with Le Grand Courtage, a lovely sparkling wine made in France.

Sophia Can Illustration by Jim Haas
Sophia Can Illustration by Jim Haas

La Bria d’Oro

1 oz tequila
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz rich simple syrup
top w/ Champagne (or sparkling wine)

Combine the first 3 ingredients
in a shaker with ice.
Shake till ice cold and
pour into a Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.

The Bria d’Oro is a bit more rock n’ roll, with the shot of tequila and lime paired with a little bubbly… that’s why I paired it with a can of Sophia – the beer of Champagne!