Delicious Champagne Brunch: The Perfect Way to Celebrate!

Welcome to my Champagne Brunch Recipe! This is the ultimate guide for hosting an unforgettable brunch with friends and family. Nothing sets the tone for a festive gathering quite like a classic mimosa or a champagne cocktail, and this recipe collection has it all.

Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, hosting a wedding shower or just entertaining friends, a champagne brunch is the perfect way to mark any occasion. This recipe collection will give you everything you need to create a memorable morning spread that will impress your guests.

The key to success is to choose the best champagne, sparkling wine or brunch punch to serve alongside your favorite breakfast recipes. From eggs and bacon to brunch casseroles, we’ve got you covered. And if cocktails are more your thing, we have plenty of mimosa recipes to try out, including grapefruit-rosemary mimosas and tequila sunrises.

So stock up on orange juice, fresh chives, low-fat cream cheese and smoked salmon – it’s time to get brunch ready! Join me as we dive into the world of champagne brunch ideas and create an elegant Valentine’s Day or wedding shower party that your guests won’t forget.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Brunch
Champagne Brunch

Are you looking for the perfect way to start your day? Look no further than this delicious champagne brunch recipe! There are so many reasons why you’ll love this recipe, but let me start with the fact that it’s easy and quick to make.

The ingredient list is simple and includes low-fat cream cheese, smoked salmon, lemon, black pepper, and fresh chives. That’s it! No complicated or hard-to-find ingredients here. Plus, the recipe how-to is straightforward – just spread the cream cheese onto bagels, add smoked salmon, and garnish with the zesty lemon and chives. It’s that easy!

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. Whether you’re hosting a fancy brunch or just having a casual breakfast with friends, this champagne brunch dish is perfect for any occasion. And with this recipe yielding 5 servings of deliciousness, it’s great for larger parties or events.

But let’s not forget the star of the show – the champagne! This recipe pairs perfectly with sparkling wine or champagne breakfast cocktails like mimosas and champagne brunch punches. There’s something special about sipping on some bubbly in the morning that just makes everything feel more luxurious.

In conclusion, if you’re looking to elevate your breakfast game or are searching for some tasty brunch ideas, then give this champagne brunch recipe a try. With its simplicity, versatility, and bubbles that will make any morning feel special, there’s no doubt that you’ll fall in love with this dish just like I have.

Ingredient List

 Raise a glass to the perfect morning indulgence!
Raise a glass to the perfect morning indulgence!

Ingredient List for a Perfect Champagne Brunch

To make the perfect champagne brunch, we need a list of ingredients that will indulge our taste buds. Below is a list of flavorful ingredients that you will need to make this recipe for 4-6 people quickly and easily:

  • Low-fat cream cheese (2 cups)
  • Fresh chives (1 tablespoon chopped)
  • Black pepper (1/4 teaspoon freshly ground)
  • Lemon (1/2 teaspoon finely grated zest)
  • Smoked salmon (5 oz thinly sliced)
  • Champagne or sparkling wine (750 ml or about three cups)
  • Orange juice 1 cup
  • Ice cubes, chilled (3 cups or more depending on preference)

These ingredients are readily available at your local grocery store, and with your champagne brunch punch recipe ready, you’ll be ready to mix up a delicious mimosa cocktail that’s certain to please your guests. Keep these ingredients handy to make your brunch ideas come to life!

The Recipe How-To

 Come for the brunch, stay for the Champagne.
Come for the brunch, stay for the Champagne.

Now that you know why you are going to love this Champagne Brunch Recipe, it’s time to get cooking. Follow the steps below to create a delicious brunch dish that everyone will enjoy.


  • 1 small package of low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chives, chopped
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon zest
  • 4 ounces of smoked salmon, sliced
  • 12 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • Champagne or sparkling wine (use as much as you’d like)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, chives, black pepper, and lemon zest.
  2. Toast the whole wheat bread and spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top. Add smoked salmon slices and garnish with additional chopped chives.
  3. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a separate bowl until smooth.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture making sure they are evenly coated.
  5. In a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat, place each egg-soaked bread slice onto the pan and cook for about two minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Transfer the French toast slices onto a baking sheet and keep warm in an oven set to 200°F.
  7. In a punch bowl or large pitcher, mix orange juice with desired amount of champagne or sparkling wine until combined.
  8. Serve the French toast alongside the brunch punch cocktail.

Enjoy this delicious Champagne Brunch Recipe with your friends and family at any gathering or special occasion.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect meal for a lazy Sunday morning.
A perfect meal for a lazy Sunday morning.

One of the best things about this Champagne brunch recipe is that it’s highly adaptable. You can easily substitute and adjust ingredients to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Instead of low-fat cream cheese, you can use full-fat cream cheese or goat cheese for a richer flavor.

– If you don’t like smoked salmon, you can use other types of fish such as trout or mackerel, or sliced ham or turkey if you prefer.

– For a non-alcoholic version, substitute champagne and orange juice with sparkling water and orange juice.

– Instead of black pepper, you can sprinkle cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a little kick.

– For a vegetarian version, skip the smoked salmon altogether and add roasted vegetables to the egg mixture.

– Add fresh herbs like dill, parsley or basil for some extra flavor.

You can also consider making a mimosa bar where guests can personalize their drinks with different juices, fruits and herbs. Or try a grapefruit rosemary mimosa for a twist on the classic orange juice mimosa.

For a heartier brunch option, pair this champagne breakfast with an egg and bacon brunch casserole recipe. And don’t forget to set up an elegant buffet or decorate the table for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, bridal showers or wedding parties.

Regardless of what substitutions and variations you make to this Champagne brunch recipe, it is sure to become one of your go-to recipes for brunch cocktails and ideas!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs coffee when you can have Champagne?
Who needs coffee when you can have Champagne?

When it comes to serving this champagne brunch recipe, the possibilities are endless. This recipe provides enough to serve five people, making it perfect for a small gathering or a family brunch on the weekend. I suggest serving this dish on a large platter or in a casserole dish for easy access.

But what should you pair with this dish? The flavors of smoked salmon and cream cheese go perfectly with the bubbly and acidity of champagne. In fact, this dish was originally intended to be served with champagne cocktails such as classic mimosas or even a grapefruit rosemary mimosa. For those who prefer non-alcoholic options, brunch punch or orange juice make excellent beverage choices.

If you’re planning a larger event, set up a DIY mimosa bar so your guests can customize their own drinks. Simply provide glasses, chilled champagne and juices such as orange juice or grapefruit juice. You can also include additional champagne cocktails or even a tequila sunrise.

For an elegant Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day champagne brunch, serve this dish on a beautifully decorated table with fresh flowers and candles. It’s also perfect for a bridal shower, wedding shower or brunch buffet.

Overall, this champagne brunch recipe is versatile enough to accompany any breakfast or brunch menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of both worlds – eggs and bacon paired with the always delicious and effervescent flavor of sparkling wine.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Breakfast like a king or queen with this delightful brunch recipe.
Breakfast like a king or queen with this delightful brunch recipe.

This Champagne brunch recipe is not only delicious, but it is also convenient for those who like to plan ahead. You can make this recipe a day ahead, so you’ll have one less thing to do on the morning of your brunch.

To make-ahead: prepare your recipe as directed in the instructions, and then cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

When you’re ready to serve your dish, simply remove it from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Then, place it in the oven preheated to 350°F (180°C) and heat it for about 10-15 minutes until heated through.

Storing leftovers can also be done safely if done correctly. Since this recipe’s primary ingredient is salmon, ensure that it is appropriately refrigerated right after being served, within two hours of cooking.

To store leftovers: keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Make sure that the container you choose has a tight-fitting lid so that the food stays fresh and doesn’t take on any other flavors from your fridge.

To reheat: microwave each portion for about 30 seconds or until heated through. Alternatively, you can heat them up in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160°C) for about 10 minutes.

While reheating, some things are better left cold or at room temperature after being refrigerated. In this case, whipping up scrambled eggs would be an excellent addition to this dish unless served cold.

Making food ahead of time saves time and helps balance out what you need to get done with setting up even more dishes on the day of a brunch party. By following these simple steps of preparing ahead, storing correctly and reheating adequately, you’re sure to have your guests coming back for seconds while making memories around your brunch table.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Orange juice, Champagne, and stunning presentation – everything you need for a celebratory feast.
Orange juice, Champagne, and stunning presentation – everything you need for a celebratory feast.

To ensure the perfect results for your Champagne Brunch, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Use chilled champagne and orange juice: Make sure to chill your champagne and orange juice before using them. This will create a refreshing and bubbly drink that’s perfect for brunch.

2. Don’t overmix the cream cheese spread: When making the cream cheese spread, be mindful not to overmix it. Overmixing can result in a runny consistency that won’t hold up on a bagel or toast.

3. Prepare the smoked salmon ahead of time: Smoked salmon is a great addition to any brunch, but make sure to prepare it ahead of time. This will give it time to marinate and absorb all of the flavors it needs.

4. Garnish with fresh ingredients: Add an extra pop of flavor by garnishing your dishes with fresh chives, lemon zest, or black pepper. These simple additions can really elevate the taste of your brunch.

5. Try different variations: While this recipe is great as is, don’t be afraid to try out different variations. Swap out the smoked salmon for bacon, or choose a different juice to mix with your champagne.

By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create a perfect Champagne Brunch that’s sure to impress your guests!


Before we wrap up, let me answer some frequently asked questions about this champagne brunch recipe to ensure that you have all the information you need to successfully serve it at your next gathering.

What do you serve at a champagne brunch?

When it comes to a champagne breakfast, the spread is quite versatile. It commonly includes eggs, bacon, bread, toast, and fresh fruit. Pastries and, well, champagne, are also pretty much a given. There are a variety of options available for side dishes, such as muffins, and the main course, like eggs and meat.

How much champagne do you need for a brunch?

As a sommelier, I’ve found that a good way to figure out how much champagne you’ll need for a mimosa bar is to estimate how many mimosas each bottle will make. Typically, a 750ml bottle will give you around 6 to 8 mimosas, depending on how generous your pour is. Consider the number of guests you’ll be hosting and how many drinks they may have (around 2 to 3 each), and you’ll have a solid idea of how much champagne you should have on hand.

What is champagne breakfast called?

Sparkling wine and orange juice blend together to create a simple, bubbly and fun drink that’s perfect for entertaining: mimosas.

Do people drink champagne for breakfast?

Starting off the day with a refreshing glass of bubbly sounds delightful, but there are plenty of wines that can complement morning meals just as well. While Champagne and brut are classic options, don’t limit yourself! Other wines with high acidity, such as the Youngberg Hill 2013 Cuvee and our 2014 Aspen Pinot Gris, can make great breakfast pairings too. These wines bring a bright and tangy element that works wonderfully with dishes like eggs and bacon.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Champagne Brunch is one of the most elegant and delightful brunches you can have. It offers a great opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, and is perfect for any occasion from birthdays to weddings. With its classic mimosa drinks and delectable smoked salmon dish, everyone will surely have a wonderful time.

As a host, you can impress your guests with your culinary expertise by serving them this sophisticated meal in the morning. This recipe is easy to follow and can be modified according to your preferences, making it a perfect fit for any brunch buffet.

Don’t forget to serve the best champagne or sparkling wine you can find to elevate everyone’s experience. And if you’re feeling fancy, try adding some grapefruit rosemary mimosa or tequila sunrise to your DIY mimosa bar.

So why not start planning your next Champagne Brunch today? With all these tasty recipes and party ideas at your disposal, you’ll surely have an unforgettable time with your loved ones!

Champagne Brunch

Champagne Brunch Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 306.8 kcal


  • 4 plain croissants
  • 1/4 lb smoked salmon
  • 2 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • 4 -8 fresh chives, snipped
  • black pepper, to season
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle of your favourite champagne, chilled


  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Slice the croissants in half lengthways and warm in the oven for 4 minutes.
  • Cut the smoked salmon in strips.
  • Spread each croissant with the cream cheese and fill generously with the smoked salmon.
  • Add some chives and season with black pepper.
  • Cut the lemon into thin wedges and use to garnish the croissants.
  • Serve at once with a glass of chilled champagne!

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Serving: 115gCalories: 306.8kcalCarbohydrates: 29.4gProtein: 11.6gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 55.5mgSodium: 703.7mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 6.4g
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