6 tips for the Perfect champagne cocktails
1 Chill Champagne before using.
2 Choose a moderately priced Champagne or sparkling wine for mixed drinks. Cava, Prosecco and some good-quality Canadian sparkling wines are more affordable than Champagne, especially for a party, and are just as delightful.
3 Since Champagne cocktails tend to be on the sweet side, choose a dry (brut) Champagne or sparkling wine.
4 Add the Champagne to the glass last, pouring it slowly over the other ingredients to avoid an overflow of bubbles.
5 Stirring isn’t usually necessary, but if you do, stir slowly and gently to avoid an overflow.
6 Champagne cocktails taste— and look—best when they’re served immediately.