As a bartender, I've seen my fair share of drinks come and go. And while some stick around for years, others are just a passing fad.
But there's one type of drink that's been gaining popularity in recent years, and that's the Sparkle Cocktail.
Now, you might be wondering what exactly a Sparkle Cocktail is. Well, it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a cocktail that sparkles.
These drinks typically feature some type of glitter or edible shimmer that gives them a unique and eye-catching appearance.
But while the visual appeal of Sparkle Cocktails is certainly part of their charm, they're also delicious drinks in their own right.
From fruity and sweet to tart and refreshing, there's a Sparkle Cocktail out there for every taste preference. And with so many different recipes to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start.
That's why I've put together this guide to the best Sparkle Cocktail recipes out there.
Whether you're planning a girls' night in, a bachelorette party, or just want to add a little sparkle to your next happy hour, these drinks are sure to impress. So, grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. The Grand 75
If you're looking for a sparkling cocktail that's perfect for a special occasion, then look no further than "The Grand 75". This cocktail combines the flavors of orange and the notes of spices and caramel of the Grand Marnier cognac with lemon juice and champagne, resulting in a refined cocktail with a beautiful aromatic complexity without being too full-bodied and with just the right amount of bubbles.
Lallier champagne is an excellent option for this cocktail, but you could also use another sparkling wine made in the traditional way such as a crémant or a cava. Overall, "The Grand 75" is a must-try for anyone who loves sparkling cocktails and wants to add a touch of elegance to their next special occasion.
2. Blood Orange Champagne Mule
The Blood Orange Champagne Mule is a perfect cocktail to ring in the New Year with. This Moscow Mule variation is made with the addition of champagne and blood oranges, giving it a festive and colorful touch.
The blood orange juice adds a unique flavor to the cocktail, while the champagne gives it a bubbly and celebratory feel. The addition of lime juice, vodka, and ginger beer makes it a well-balanced and refreshing drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to add a touch of sparkle to their New Year's Eve celebrations.
3. Sparkling Blackberry Tea Cocktail
The Sparkling Blackberry Tea Cocktail is a festive and refreshing drink that combines tea, blackberry simple syrup, dry vermouth, lemon juice, and sparkling wine. The deep purple color of the blackberries pops when skewered with a fresh sage leaf, making it a beautiful addition to any holiday table.
The tea concentrate used in the cocktail can be customized with your favorite tea blend, making it a versatile drink that can be tailored to your taste. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a touch of sweetness and a bit of fizz in their drinks.
4. Grapefruit Elderflower Rosé Vodka Cocktail
The Grapefruit Elderflower Rosé Vodka Cocktail is a perfect drink for spring, with its blushing pink hue and floral notes. Made with Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, and sparkling rosé, this cocktail is balanced and slightly sweet with hints of fruit and flowers.
The mild alcohol content makes it perfect for afternoon sipping. If you're looking for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail to try this spring, the Grapefruit Elderflower Rosé Vodka Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
5. Pomegranate Rosé Paloma
The Pomegranate Rosé Paloma is a festive and refreshing sparkling rose cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with just three simple ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and can be batched for a group. The French sparkling rosé wine used in the recipe adds a citrus-forward flavor, while the tart pomegranate juice provides a splash of tartness.
The ultra-light and bubbly grapefruit soda used in the recipe adds a touch of sweetness and a pink hue to the cocktail. The cocktail is garnished with fresh grapefruit and mint, which adds a refreshing aroma to the drink. Overall, the Pomegranate Rosé Paloma is a fun and approachable cocktail that is perfect for any festive get-together.
6. Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail
The Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail is a refreshing and zesty drink that's perfect for summer days. Made with only three simple ingredients – Limoncello, lemon soda, and Prosecco – this cocktail is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. The tart and sparkling lemon soda pairs perfectly with the sweet and citrusy Limoncello, while the Prosecco adds a touch of effervescence to the drink.
Garnished with mint leaves and freshly cut lemon slices, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually stunning. Whether you're hosting a summer party or just looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm day, the Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail is a must-try.
7. Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz
If you're looking for a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail, the Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz is a must-try. Made with Gordon's Pink Gin, this cocktail is a perfect blend of sweetness and fizz. The pink hue of the gin is eye-catching and adds to the overall appeal of the drink.
The addition of Prosecco and fresh strawberries make it a perfect choice for a summer cocktail. This cocktail is easy to make and can be customized with different types of pink gin and Prosecco. If you're a fan of gin and looking for a new twist on a classic cocktail, the Gordon's Pink Gin Spritz is definitely worth a try.
8. Poinsettia Drink
The Poinsettia Drink is a festive and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This sparkling cocktail is made with cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and champagne, and is served in a champagne flute glass. The addition of blood orange soda gives it an extra splash of deep orange flavor and some additional fizz, making it feel like a party in a glass.
This cocktail is a great alternative to traditional mimosas for brunch or as a signature drink for holiday parties. The Poinsettia Drink is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and sparkling cocktail to celebrate the season.
9. Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail
The Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail is a stunning pink cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with whole hibiscus flowers and sweet Da Luca prosecco, this cocktail is easy to make and will impress your guests. The hibiscus flowers are edible and add a chewy texture to the drink.
The layered ombre effect is achieved by using the light-colored prosecco. This cocktail is perfect for brunch or a special celebration. If you're looking for a unique and beautiful cocktail, the Ombre Hibiscus Prosecco Cocktail is a must-try.
10. Lychee Lime Fizz
The Lychee Lime Fizz is a light and refreshing Sparkle Cocktail perfect for cooling off during summer nights. With subtle flavors of lychee and lime, this cocktail is muddled with mint leaves and lychees, honey, vodka, and lime juice, then shaken with ice and strained into ice-filled glasses.
Topped with a splash of sparkling water, this cocktail is garnished with a few additional lychees for an added touch of sweetness. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to enjoy during the warmer months, the Lychee Lime Fizz is definitely worth a try.
11. Grapefruit Spritz Cocktail
The Grapefruit Spritz Cocktail is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail that's perfect for brunch or a date night. Made with Prosecco, grapefruit juice, and Aperol, this cocktail has a bitter and herbaceous taste with just a hint of sweetness. The addition of grapefruit gives it a tangy and bright flavor that pairs perfectly with the bubbles.
It's a low-alcohol cocktail that's easy to drink and perfect for any occasion. The cocktail is finished off with a simple slice of grapefruit zest that releases all the fragrant citrus oils into the drink. Overall, the Grapefruit Spritz Cocktail is a fun and festive twist on the traditional Aperol Spritz that's sure to impress your guests.
12. Sparkling Rosé Lemonade
Looking for a refreshing and sparkling cocktail that will quench your thirst on a hot summer day? Look no further than the Sparkling Rosé Lemonade! This cocktail takes the classic lemonade and adds a touch of pink with grenadine, while the rosé vodka brings subtle fruity and floral aromas that remind you of rosé wine.
The drink is then topped off with pink effervescent bubbly for a perfect finish. If you're a fan of fruity and refreshing cocktails, this one is definitely worth trying out.
13. Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail
The Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail is a perfect addition to your holiday party menu. Made with Empress 1908 Gin and Elderflower Liqueur, this cocktail is not only elegant and sparkly but also easy to make. The delicate citrus flavors of the cocktail make it a great pairing for traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Empress 1908 Gin is a unique gin that derives its beautiful, all-natural purple color from butterfly pea flower and other botanicals. When tonic water or citrus is added to the gin, it transforms from vivid indigo to a delicate soft violet pink. The Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail is a must-try cocktail for gin lovers and those looking for a unique and visually stunning drink.
14. Apple Pie Mimosa
The Apple Pie Mimosa is a delicious and bubbly cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with Frankly Organic's Apple Vodka, this cocktail has a touch of ginger that adds a unique flavor to the drink. The vanilla syrup adds a touch of sweetness and complexity, while the Prosecco adds the bubbles that make this cocktail so much fun.
The garnish of a sliced apple with a pretty little star made from the seeds is the perfect finishing touch. This cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving or football Sunday in October, but it's also great any time of the year. If you're looking for a fun and festive cocktail to serve at your next brunch or party, the Apple Pie Mimosa is definitely worth a try.
15. Hummingbird Cocktail
The Hummingbird Cocktail is a light and refreshing beverage that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is named after the hummingbird, which represents joy, love, and luck. It is made with elderflower liqueur, which has subtle floral notes and pairs well with dry champagne or sparkling wine.
The cocktail is garnished with candied lemon and is traditionally served in a highball glass. The Hummingbird Cocktail is perfect for brunch or an afternoon happy hour, and it pairs well with citrus fruits, soft cheeses, and seafood. If you're looking for a feminine and floral cocktail to sip on, the Hummingbird Cocktail is a great choice.
16. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
The Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh muddled raspberries, limoncello, and your favorite prosecco, this cocktail is the epitome of summer in a glass. The sweetness of the raspberries and the tanginess of the lemon make for a perfect balance of flavors, while the prosecco adds a nice effervescence to the drink.
This cocktail is perfect for entertaining or for simply enjoying on a warm summer day. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests, then the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco is definitely worth a try.
17. Spring Seasoned
Spring Seasoned is a refreshing and flavorful Sparkle Cocktail that is perfect for the spring season. This cocktail has notes of strawberry, elderflower, rose, and lemon, and uses Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower & Rose Lemonade as its base.
The addition of vodka and fresh strawberries adds a subtle kick to the drink, while a pinch of salt and pepper elevates the flavors of rose and elderflower. The cocktail is light and bubbly, making it a great choice for a weekday drink or for hosting a party. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make Sparkle Cocktail for the spring season, give Spring Seasoned a try.
18. Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch
If you're looking for a refreshing and sweet cocktail to serve at your next spring or summer party, the Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch is a must-try. This bubbly cocktail is made with Santa Margherita's Prosecco Superiore DOCG, frozen raspberries, and peach nectar, resulting in a pleasantly fruity and slightly tart taste.
The combination of raspberries and peaches is perfect for the warmer months, and the Prosecco adds a delightful sparkle to the drink. Whether you're hosting a backyard BBQ or a fancy brunch, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests. Don't miss out on this delicious and easy-to-make Sparkle Cocktail!
19. Vanilla Macaron Sparkling Cocktail
The Vanilla Macaron Sparkling Cocktail is a sweet and effervescent dessert beverage that combines the flavors of vanilla and almond, inspired by the French macaron. This cocktail is perfect for those who love the taste of macarons and champagne, and it's a great option for the holiday season. The almond syrup takes on the flavor of the macaron shell, while the creamy vanilla vodka acts as the filling.
The sparkling champagne smooths out the sweetness, making it a well-balanced drink. The cocktail is garnished with a vanilla macaron, adding a touch of elegance to the presentation. Overall, the Vanilla Macaron Sparkling Cocktail is a sophisticated and unique beverage that is sure to impress your guests.
20. Sparkling Elderflower Pomegranate Cocktail
The Sparkling Elderflower Pomegranate Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a festive and elevated cocktail this holiday season. With its beautiful red and green colors, savory rosemary, and sweet juices, this cocktail is a balanced mix of flavors that will leave you savoring each sip.
The addition of elderflower liquor and a sparkling champagne topper give this cocktail the perfect bubbly finish. This cocktail is perfect for any holiday or New Year's Eve party and is sure to impress your guests. Don't miss out on this amazing Sparkle Cocktail!
21. Snowcone Sophisticate
The Snowcone Sophisticate is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that puts a sophisticated spin on the classic Fall Fair snowcone. This Italian-inspired drink features a Honeydew Pisco Granita, which is essentially an Italian ice, topped off with Mionetto Prosecco. The granita is molded into a vintage mini bundt pan, creating a beautiful spiralized piece of edible, boozy ice.
As the granita melts in the drink, the honeydew flavor intensifies, making for a deliciously refreshing summer sipper. This cocktail is a perfect choice for those who want to try something new and exciting, and it's sure to impress guests at any gathering. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself how this cocktail stands out from the rest?
22. Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail
The Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh grapefruit juice, grapefruit vodka, and champagne, this cocktail is both tart and sweet, making it a great choice for those who enjoy a balanced flavor profile.
What sets this cocktail apart is the use of grapefruit vodka, which adds a unique and delicious flavor to the drink. It's a perfect drink for a summer picnic, backyard BBQ, or even a bridal shower. So why not give it a try and see for yourself how delicious it is?
23. Gin and Rosemary Sparkling Lemonade
The Gin and Rosemary Sparkling Lemonade is a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail that will make you forget about the classic Gin & Tonic. This cocktail combines the smooth and fruity notes of Brockman's Gin with the herbaceous scent of rosemary in a simple syrup, fresh lemon, and club soda.
The addition of a lemon wedge as a garnish adds a nice touch to the presentation. This cocktail is perfect for a summer day or a fancy event. It's easy to prepare and will impress your guests. If you're looking for a less "girly" cocktail, the Gin and Rosemary Sparkling Lemonade is definitely worth a try.
24. Raspberry Basil Sparkling Cocktail
The Raspberry Basil Sparkling Cocktail is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for brunch or any occasion. Made with Torani Sugar Free Syrup, fresh lime, and basil, this cocktail has a fruity and herbaceous flavor that is sure to impress. The best part? It contains zero carbs, making it a guilt-free indulgence.
The Torani Sugar Free Red Raspberry syrup adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the cocktail, while the basil and lime juice provide a refreshing and herbaceous twist. The cocktail is garnished with edible glitter and fresh raspberries, adding a touch of sparkle and glam to the drink. Overall, the Raspberry Basil Sparkling Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and low-carb cocktail option.
25. French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 Cocktail is a classic and elegant sparkling cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail combines gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling wine to create a refreshing and delicious drink. The name of the cocktail is said to have come from the powerful French 75mm field gun, which gives an idea of the kick this cocktail has.
The French 75 is easy to make and can be prepared with any sparkling wine of your choice. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to add a touch of sophistication to their party or event. Try the French 75 Cocktail today and experience the perfect combination of flavors and bubbles.
26. Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail
The Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail is a refreshing and fizzy cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made with a homemade simple syrup that is flavored with fresh thyme and mixed with vodka, fresh strawberries, and herbs to create a deliciously sweet and tangy cocktail.
The best part about this recipe is that it can also be easily transformed into a mocktail for those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage. The Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail is a perfect option for those who want a fruity and fizzy drink that is easy to make and perfect for any celebration.
27. Sparkling Elderflower Gin Cocktail
The Sparkling Elderflower Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is made from just four simple ingredients: gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, and a splash of champagne or sparkling Prosecco.
The cocktail is garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of lemon, which adds a touch of elegance to the drink. The Sparkling Elderflower Gin Cocktail is a great way to celebrate the end of 2020 and welcome in the new year. It's perfect for those who want a light and refreshing drink that's not too sweet. This cocktail is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
28. Fresh Prosecco Sangria
Fresh Prosecco Sangria is a light and refreshing cocktail that combines the sweetness of fresh fruit with the bubbly goodness of Prosecco. This cocktail is perfect for those looking for a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for spring or summer. The addition of club soda gives it an extra bit of fizz, making it perfect for serving at parties or brunch buffets.
The combination of fresh berries and sugar makes for a sweet and juicy base that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a warm day or want to impress your guests with a beautiful and delicious drink, Fresh Prosecco Sangria is the perfect choice.
29. Prosecco Margarita Cocktail
The Prosecco Margarita Cocktail is a delightful twist on the classic margarita. This bubbly cocktail is perfect for any occasion, from Cinco de Mayo to happy hour with friends. The Prosecco adds a refreshing effervescence to the drink, making it livelier and lighter than a traditional margarita.
The fruity dryness of Prosecco pairs perfectly with the tequila, fresh lime juice, and orange liqueur, creating a delicious and sophisticated cocktail. To make the perfect Prosecco Margarita, be sure to use a quality Blanco tequila made from 100% blue agave and fresh lime juice. Whether you prefer it on the rocks or shaken, this sparkling margarita is sure to impress.
30. Lavender Blueberry Gin Sparkler
The Lavender Blueberry Gin Sparkler is a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail that is perfect for summer sipping. This bubbly cocktail features a homemade lavender simple syrup, blueberry juice, and botanical gin, topped with soda water for an effervescent finish. The use of culinary grade lavender adds a sweet and floral note to the cocktail, while the gin provides a fresh and herbal taste.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love gin and want to try something new, but can also be substituted with vodka for those who prefer a different spirit. Overall, the Lavender Blueberry Gin Sparkler is a delicious and unique cocktail that is sure to impress guests at any gathering.
31. Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
The Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is a sweet and bubbly drink that is perfect for toasting special occasions. Made with just three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared in large batches. The addition of pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh rosemary make for a festive and visually appealing garnish.
This cocktail can also be easily adapted into a mocktail by swapping out the champagne for sparkling white grape juice or soda water. If you're looking for a simple yet impressive drink to serve at your next celebration, the Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
32. French 76 Cocktail
The French 76 Cocktail is a classic sparkling cocktail made with vodka and champagne. It has a hint of lemon and a touch of sweetness that pairs well with seafood.
It's perfect for celebrating special occasions or sipping on a warm summer day. If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail that is easy to make at home, the French 76 is a great choice.
33. Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
The Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a must-have for any festive occasion. This sparkling cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a perfect addition to any party. The blackberry simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and fruity flavor to the champagne, making it a refreshing and delicious drink.
The best part is that the syrup can also be used to make a non-alcoholic version, perfect for those who prefer a mocktail. Garnish with a fresh blackberry and a sprig of thyme to add a touch of elegance to your drink. If you're looking for a cocktail that's both delicious and visually appealing, the Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is definitely worth a try.