Sparkly Raspberry Champagne Cocktails
Hi! I made you a pink drink! A pink sparkly drink! A raspberry champagne cocktail to be exact.
This drink couldn’t be more my favorite thing ever. It’s pink! It’s sparkly! It’s pretty much the inside of my head and I love it so much. They are just so pretty.
I have this deep seated belief that cocktails should be pretty. I’m not much of a cocktail person to be perfectly honest. I have them mainly on special occasions or with a really nice meal. So of course they need to be pretty. And what’s pretty in my mind? Sparkles and pink obviously. TBH, this isn’t the first pretty pink cocktail I’ve made for you all. I mean hello pomegranate rose spritzers and my Christmas cranberry champagne cocktail. Both pretty. Both pink.
However, neither one feels super Valentine’s Day to me. Maybe the pomengranate rose spritzers. Maybe. But really, when I think of a Valentine’s Day cocktail, I think raspberry. Because raspberry goes so perfectly with all the yummy chocolatey Valentine’s desserts like this no bake chocolate cheesecake with Oreo crust.
And though Valentine’s Day is arguably not my favorite holiday because of its over all cheese factor, we still celebrate it as much as we can with a 3 year old. Gone are Valentine’s Days full of romantic surprises and fancy dinners out. Instead, if we go out, we go for pizza, but mostly we will make a nice dinner after Goose goes to bed. A nice enough dinner to warrant a cocktail to go with it. And since I like bubbly that’s what I go with.
Because I like to feel fancy when I am having a cocktail in my pajama pants or sweats. Which incidentally is what I’ll likely be wearing for our Valentine’s Day dinner at home as I sip on this sparkly raspberry champagne cocktail and watch When Harry Met Sally while eating fancy pasta.
Looking for other cocktail recipes? Try these:
- Pomegranate Rose Spritzers
- Spiced Apple Cider Sangria
- Christmas Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
- Blood Orange Mimosas
- Peach Wine Spritzers
Sparkly Raspberry Champagne Cocktails make a lovely drink for Valentine’s Day or date night.
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
For the Cocktails
- 2 cups champagne
- 2 ounces of raspberry liquor or raspberry vodka
- 2 ounces of raspberry simple syrup*
- Raspberries to garnish
- sugar to garnish
For the simple syrup**
- Stir sugar, water and vanilla together in a small sauce pan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add raspberries and reduce heat to medium low. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring regularly. Let simmer for 2 minutes. Pour into a jar by holding a strainer over the jar and pressing the remaining raspberries against the strainer with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate.
For the cocktails
- Dip rim of 2 champagne glasses in a small bowl or dish of water, then dip in sugar. Add a shot of raspberry liquor, 1 shot of raspberry simple syrup and a cup of champagne to each glass. Stir and enjoy.
** If you want to take a shortcut on the raspberry simple syrup, skip it and add a shot of raspberry cocktail juice instead and about a 1/8 tsp of vanilla. So yummy and no fuss.
- Category: drink, cocktail
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 drink