Raspberry Sorbet Champagne Float
A raspberry sorbet champagne float is a pretty pink drink worthy of any celebration! Whether it’s a bridal shower or brunch, your guests will love this refreshing fizzy cocktail.
We love mimosa bars, apple cider mimosas, mimosa mocktails, and even those lackluster mimosas you make with that tiiiiiny bit of flat champagne at the bottom of the bottle the day after you have a party. But mimosas aren’t the be-all, end-all when it comes to champagne cocktails. Oh no! There are so many more ways to enjoy champagne.
This raspberry sorbet champagne float is the perfect example. Is it fizzy? Yes! Is it fruity? Also yes! But it’s cold and refreshing and just a little bit creamy thanks to the addition of sorbet, too.
And you only need two ingredients to make it!
About this champagne float recipe
This is going to be your new go-to cocktail for brunches, bridal showers, and baby showers. (Don’t worry, mom-to-be can have a non-alcoholic version! Read on to learn how to make it.) Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s so pretty!
But it’s also easy enough to whip up just because. If you love the idea of enjoying a cocktail at home once in a while, but you don’t want to have to stock a liquor cabinet, make elaborate simple syrups, and take mixologist lessons, then this champagne float is for you.
And can you customize it by using different varieties of champagne and sorbet? Absolutely! Mango sorbet is especially good in a champagne float, but any kind you like will work here.
Try pairing it with mini quiches, candied bacon, or a lox bagel board!
What you need
- Rosé champagne – Or any variety of champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling wine.
- Raspberry sorbet – You’ll need 2 small scoops per glass, which should be about a pint total.
How to make it
Fill the glasses with sorbet. Set out six champagne flutes and portion two small scoops of raspberry sorbet into each glass.
Tip: You may have to use a small cookie dough scoop or even just a regular spoon to form scoops that fit into your champagne flutes, depending on the size of their opening.
Add the champagne. Pour the champagne into the glasses; do it slowly to keep them from overflowing.
Finish. Garnish the glasses with edible flowers or fresh raspberries, then serve.
Tip: Only use flowers you know are edible. We used violas and daisies (Bellis perennis). If you’re unsure at all, stick with raspberries.
What can be added to champagne?
Fresh fruit, just about any kind of juice, purees, and sorbets are all excellent additions to champagne. You can also add liqueurs like creme de cassis and chambord.
Champagne is a sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France, while Prosecco is a sparkling wine typically made in the Veneto region of Italy. So, champagne is French and Prosecco is Italian! They’re also made with different varieties of grapes; Prosecco is often sweeter than champagne.
Sherbet is made with dairy cream, while sorbet is dairy-free.
You can make a non-alcoholic champagne float by using a sparkling juice. While sparkling grape juice is the most natural choice, sparkling apple or pear juice is delicious too!
How to make these champagne floats your own
Here are some champagne float variations to try:
- Use lemon sorbet and add a candied lemon peel to each champagne flute as a garnish.
- Instead of edible flowers, use fresh herbs as a garnish. Mint is delicious with grapefruit sorbet, rosemary pairs well with peach, and thyme complements strawberry sorbet.
- Swap the sorbet for vanilla ice cream and add fresh berries to the champagne flutes for garnish.
The sorbet will take quite a long time to dissolve, so this is a great cocktail to serve at a party. Guests will be able to drink the champagne, then refresh their glasses and still have sorbet leftover!
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Get the Recipe: Raspberry Sorbet Champagne Float
- 1 bottle Rosé Champagne
- 2 scoops raspberry sorbet per glass
- Add two small scoops of raspberry sorbet to each glass
- Pour champagne over the top of the sorbet.
- Garnish with edible flowers or fresh raspberries.
- One bottle of champagne will fill around 6 glasses. The serving will vary depending on which glasses you use.
- You can use any flavor of sorbet.
- We used a rosé champagne, you can use your favorite champagne, Prosecco or even
- The sorbet will take quite a long time to dissolve so this is a great cocktail to serve at a party. Guests will be able to drink the champagne then refresh their glasses and still have sorbet leftover!
- Please only use flowers you know are edible. We used violas and daisies (Bellis perennis).
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