Sparkling Caribbean Champagne Cocktail

Dear discerning readers,

Bask in the Caribbean sun from the comfort of your own home with my Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe. This refreshing drink combines the bold flavors of white rum, banana liqueur, creme de bananes, and champagne to make the perfect cocktail for any occasion.

As a sommelier, I have visited various vineyards around the world, but the Caribbean holds a special place in my heart. The island’s unique blend of spices, fruits, and ingredients produces some of the most exquisite cocktails you’ll ever taste. Whether you’re lounging on a tropical beach or sitting by your fireplace on a cold winter night, this cocktail will transport you to the Caribbean in just one sip.

As with any good cocktail recipe, quality ingredients are key to achieving an exceptional result. That’s why I personally recommend selecting only the best white rum, champagne, and liqueurs to make this recipe. By using premium ingredients, you can ensure that every sip is bursting with exquisite flavors.

In this recipe article, I will share with you all of my secrets for making the perfect Caribbean Champagne Cocktail. From ingredient substitutions to pairing suggestions and more, I’ve got you covered. So let’s get started and bring a piece of the Caribbean into your home!


Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caribbean Champagne Cocktail
Caribbean Champagne Cocktail

Have you ever tasted the Caribbean in a glass? Look no further than the Caribbean Champagne Cocktail, a drink that brings together the best elements of the tropics and the sophistication of champagne.

This drink is perfect for any special occasion. Whether it’s a celebration or a romantic evening, the Caribbean Champagne Cocktail is the ideal way to elevate your experience. The drink is a creative concoction of white rum, banana liqueur, and sparkling wine that has been delicately mixed with other fruit flavors to create a drink that is both refreshing and satisfying.

The drink combines some of the best ingredients in one glass. You’ll love how the white rum adds a depth of richness and fruity aroma that pairs perfectly with the banana liqueur’s tropical sweetness. Both of these flavors are beautifully complimented by the dash of angostura bitters, which enhances their distinctively sophisticated taste to create an incredible palette sensation.

But what makes this drink truly extraordinary is its refreshing sweetness, which comes from adding de bananes and Grand Marnier to create a rich fruity flavor with just enough tang. The iced champagne tops it off for an effervescent finish that will leave you wanting more.

There’s nothing better than indulging in a delicious cocktail made from ingredients that aren’t too cloying or overly sweet. The Caribbean Champagne Cocktail is a wonderfully balanced drink that will have your tastebuds begging for more. So why not shake things up in your daily routine? Try out this festive cocktail today!

Ingredient List

 A tropical twist on a classic bubbly beverage
A tropical twist on a classic bubbly beverage

Ingredients for Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe

  • White Rum — 2 oz
  • Creme De Bananes — 1.2 tsp
  • Grand Marnier — 1 tsp
  • Raspberry Liqueur — 1 tsp
  • Angostura Bitters — 1 dash
  • Orange Bitters — 1 dash
  • Champagne or Sparkling Wine — 7.5 oz
  • Banana Liqueur — 1 slice
  • Banana — 1 slice, for garnish

This Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe is a perfect blend of various flavors that will excite your taste buds. Here is what you need to make your champagne cocktail at the comfort of your home.

The Recipe How-To

 Celebrate in style with this Caribbean-inspired cocktail
Celebrate in style with this Caribbean-inspired cocktail

Now that we had laid out the ingredients for this Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get mixing! This recipe is quick and easy, making it perfect for hosting friends and family. Let’s dive in.

Step 1: The Champagne Flute Fill

Grab a champagne flute and fill it a third with white rum. Add in 1 1/2 tsp creme de banana and top the rest of the glass off with champagne/sparkling wine until it reaches the rim of the flute.

Step 2: Champagne Stir Lightly

Give it all a good stir lightly, but not so much that all the carbonation disappears!

Step 3: Garnish Slice Banana

Take one slice of banana and float it in your flute, serving as a gentle reminder that you are indeed sipping a luxurious caribbean drink.

Step 4: Rum Creme de Bananes Champagne Pour

Next up, pour another half-ounce of white rum over the top of your champagne cocktail mixture, and add in three dashes each of orange bitters and angostura bitters.

Step 5: Serve Your Caribbean Champagne

Finish your cocktail by giving it one last stir before garnishing with fresh mint or a banana slice, if you fancy! You are now ready to sit back and sip on this sparkling delight.

That’s all folks! A deliciously refreshing drink that’ll transport you straight to the Caribbean. So why not enjoy this drink recipe today, and indulge in some classic luxury thrown together at home?

Substitutions and Variations

 Toast to the islands with every sip of this Champagne cocktail
Toast to the islands with every sip of this Champagne cocktail

It’s always exciting to experiment with substitutions and variations in cocktail recipes to create a unique and personal touch. Here are some ideas for switching up this Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe:

– Swap out the white rum for spiced or coconut rum to add a different kind of depth to the flavor.

– Instead of champagne, try using Prosecco, cava, or any other sparkling wine for a twist on the classic champagne cocktail.

– Use hibiscus or elderflower syrup instead of banana liqueur to give your drink a floral touch.

– For a French 75 variation, substitute gin for the white rum and add a sugar cube.

– Add a splash of Grand Marnier or raspberry liqueur for an extra layer of richness.

– If you prefer your drinks less sweet, substitute the banana liqueur with orange bitters or leave it out completely.

Remember that cocktails are all about personal taste preference, so feel free to mix and match these substitutions until you find your preferred taste. With these suggestions and your creativity combined, you can make this cocktail recipe truly your own.

Serving and Pairing

 Pineapple and coconut bring a taste of paradise to this drink
Pineapple and coconut bring a taste of paradise to this drink

Serving the Caribbean Champagne Cocktail is an art that requires special attention because it can make or break the drink. You have to ensure that you get the serving right to achieve an enticing presentation of the cocktail.

To serve the Caribbean Champagne Cocktail, you will need a tall and elegant champagne flute. Fill the flute with chilled champagne and then stir lightly. Add a slice of banana serve with rum creme de bananes over the top, and garnish with another slice of banana.

The sparkling drink pairs well with light dishes like fruit platters or salads. The drink’s fruity notes complement most fruit flavors, making it ideal for summer parties or brunches.

Other pairing options include seafood such as oysters, shrimp cocktail, grilled or steamed fish, sushi, and sashimi. The drink’s lightness balances out the richness of the seafood while its refreshing taste cleanses your palate.

Overall, this Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe is a versatile drink that can pair with many foods or stand alone as a celebratory drink. Its sweet notes and effervescence create a festive atmosphere that is perfect for any party.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Cheers to summer with this refreshing and fruity libation
Cheers to summer with this refreshing and fruity libation

This Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe is best served fresh, but certain parts of it can be prepared ahead of time to save you some stress during your party. The banana slice and raspberry garnish can be pre-cut and kept in the refrigerator until needed.

As for the cocktail itself, you can mix the ingredients 1-2 hours before your guests arrive and store it in a pitcher or a jar in the refrigerator. Be sure not to stir in the champagne until right before serving to retain the bubbly fizz that makes this cocktail so special.

If you end up with leftover cocktail, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, keep in mind that the carbonation will likely dissipate, making the drink less effervescent than when originally made.

There’s no need to reheat this cocktail, but if you find that it has become slightly flat in taste after being stored, you can add a splash of fresh champagne or sparkling wine upon serving. This will help bring back some of that lively carbonation and restore its vibrant flavor.

Overall, while this cocktail is best served freshly made, with some thoughtful preparation ahead of time, you can still make this Caribbean Champagne Cocktail recipe with ease and flair at any event.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This Champagne cocktail is like a mini vacation in a glass
This Champagne cocktail is like a mini vacation in a glass

To make this Champagne Cocktail recipe a success, there are a few tips that I would like to share with you. First of all, make sure that your white rum and Champagne are well chilled before mixing the cocktail. A chilled cocktail will help bring out the flavors and keep it refreshing.

When making a Caribbean Champagne Cocktail, be sure to use high-quality ingredients for the best results. The richness of the fruity flavors comes from using good brands of Creme de Bananes and Grand Marnier. Quality ingredients guarantee that your cocktails have excellent taste and texture.

Next, when you stir the cocktail before pouring it into a glass, do so lightly as over stirring leads to the loss of bubbles in the sparkling wine or champagne. Also, when adding ice, you want to dilute the drink less but still bring its temperature down enough to prevent it from getting warm too fast. For best results, add only a few cubes.

When serving this cocktail for guests at home, accessories add an extra touch of elegance to your presentation. Use tall champagne flutes and decorate them with slices of fresh banana placed around the glass rim. To also amplify that summer vibe, I recommend adding Caribbean hibiscus flowers or dragon fruit chunks to spruce up your drink!

Lastly, if you’re looking to create variations to this drink recipe, rum is one ingredient you can play with. Make some with orange bitters and slice orange on top or with raspberry liqueur for a unique flavor profile. Try out mixing it up with gin in place of rum for a French 75 variation or switching out white rum for Prosecco in a classic Champagne Cocktail.

So there you have it! A few simple tips on how to ensure that your homemade Caribbean Champagne Cocktail comes out perfect every time you make it!


Now, let’s move on to some frequently asked questions about this delicious Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe.

What is a Caribbean famous cocktail?

The following is a list of popular cocktails that originate from various islands in the Caribbean region. These include the Mudslide from the Cayman Islands, Planter’s Punch from Jamaica, Daiquiri from Cuba, Sky Juice from the Bahamas, Dark ‘n Stormy from Bermuda, Piña Colada from Puerto Rico, Painkiller from the British Virgin Islands, and Aruba Ariba from Aruba. These cocktails boast unique and complex flavors that reflect the cultural and historical influences of their respective islands.

What can I mix with my champagne?

As a sommelier, I love recommending wine cocktails that are perfect for any occasion. One of my go-to recommendations is the Raspberry Royale, which is made by blending a raspberry liqueur called Chambord with champagne. Another great option is the Mimosa, which is a delightful mix of your choice of fruit juice (such as grape, cranberry, orange, raspberry lemonade, etc.) and champagne. Another popular wine cocktail is the Poinsettia, consisting of a combination of Cointreau – an orange-flavored triple sec liqueur – and cranberry juice, mixed with champagne. Each of these wine cocktails offers a unique taste that is sure to please your palate.

What is the best alcohol to mix with champagne?

As a sommelier, I am familiar with a variety of liqueurs that have their own unique characteristics and flavor profiles. Among the top-ranking liqueurs are Grand Marnier and Chambord, which are known for their rich taste, while Mathilde Cassis and St. Germain Elderflower have fruity notes. The Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire and Luxardo Cherry “Sangue Morlacco” are in a class of their own with their exotic and full-bodied flavors. Hayman’s Sloe Gin and Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao have a fruity and tart taste respectively that is sure to delight the senses.

What’s the difference between champagne and Champagne Cocktail?

The definition of a Champagne Cocktail is broad, as it can refer to any cocktail that incorporates Champagne or sparkling wine. This recipe refers specifically to the Classic Champagne Cocktail, which adds extra cocktail ingredients to the mix to create a sweet and citrusy flavor profile.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe is a drink at the intersection of sophistication and exotic flavors. The mixed champagne and white rum bring smoothness to every sip. With the banana liqueur and creme de bananes, this cocktail will take you on a trip to the tropical paradise of the Caribbean. Adding raspberry or orange bitters enhances its flavor, bringing notes of richness and fruitiness to balance each ingredient’s taste.

This drink recipe is perfect for any occasion – you can make it at home on a hot summer day or serve it at an elegant social gathering. It adds a touch of French flair with its simple mixture of sparkling wine making it a twist on the classic champagne cocktail, French 75.

In summary, this is an ideal drink recipe for any adventurer who wants to travel without leaving their living room! It’s easy to make with ingredients that are accessible in most local stores. You can even substitute some items to create your own signature taste! Give it a try, and you will not be disappointed!

Caribbean Champagne Cocktail

Caribbean Champagne Cocktail Recipe

A champagne cocktail with a caribbean twist from my Hilary Walden Cocktail book.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 16.1 kcal


  • 7 1/2 ml white rum
  • 7 1/2 ml banana liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • champagne or sparkling wine, chilled


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a champagne flute & then top up with champagne.

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Serving: 7gCalories: 16.1kcalSodium: 0.1mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, African, Beverages, Caribbean, Easy, European
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