This Champagne Lemonade is the perfect light cocktail for your holiday parties! Serve it up at brunch, bridal showers, or New Year’s Eve! It’s easy to make too!
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Can you believe it’s already December? That means it’s time to start decking the halls and wrapping up the shopping and to-do lists, and it also means it’s time to start planning those holiday parties! And you need to make sure this Champagne Lemonade is on the menu for everything from Christmas brunch to NYE!
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I love making champagne cocktails! I’m not one to drink it straight, but I think it makes a fantastically bubbly mixer! Last year for new year’s eve I made Champagne Margaritas and Champagne Shirley Temples and they were both a HUGE hit! And this fun and easy Champagne Lemonade is the perfect addition to my list of bubbly cocktails that are great for celebrating the holidays with!
You can make the simple syrup at home or you can use store-bought. In fact, you can totally cheat with this recipe and use store-bought lemonade, because honestly, we don’t always have the extra time during the holidays and finding ways to serve up something fun and delicious without killing ourselves in the kitchen is important, am I right?
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 750 ml Moscato Champagne chilled
- 1 lemon sliced, plus 1 lemon, cut into wedges, for garnish
Make a simple syrup by adding the sugar and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Stir mixture until the sugar dissolves, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Pour cold water and lemon juice into a large glass pitcher. Add the simple syrup and the lemon slices. Stir well. Pour the lemonade into champagne flutes, filling 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full and top off with champagne. Garnish the rims with lemon wedges!
Can replace homemade simple syrup with a cup of store-bought simple syrup.
You can also substitute the homemade lemonade for store-bought.
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