Delicious and Easy Champagne Shamrock Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to my latest cocktail recipe, the Champagne Shamrock Cocktail. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a fun and festive drink that would delight your taste buds and impress your friends.

This cocktail recipe combines the sparkling goodness of champagne with the vibrant green hue of melon liqueur to create a celebratory drink that will have you feeling lucky in no time. The subtle sweetness of the melon liqueur pairs effortlessly with the dry brut champagne for a refreshing and sophisticated taste.

Whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party or just looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday, this Shamrock Champagne Cocktail is sure to be a hit. So grab your champagne flutes and let’s get mixing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Shamrock Cocktail
Champagne Shamrock Cocktail

Are you looking for a perfect cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further than this sparkling Shamrock Champagne cocktail recipe. Not only is it visually stunning with its green hue, but it also has a delightful taste that will leave you wanting more.

This cocktail recipe is perfect for those who want to add some sparkle to their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The combination of champagne and melon liqueur creates a unique flavor profile that will turn heads and spark conversation. Plus, the addition of fresh lemon juice adds a refreshing citrusy kick.

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be easily adapted to suit your personal tastes. For those who prefer a sweeter cocktail, consider adding some elderflower liqueur or blue curacao. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a splash of Irish whiskey for a hint of Irish flavor.

Not only is this cocktail recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic preparation tools, you can whip up this sparkling Shamrock Champagne cocktail in no time.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a chic yet flavorful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this sparkling Shamrock Champagne cocktail recipe. It’s perfect for anyone who loves to add some fizz and fun to their alcoholic drinks!

Ingredient List

“Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day with a sip of green magic!”

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious Champagne Shamrock Cocktail Recipe.

  • 1 bottle favorite dry brut Champagne or sparkling wine (750 ml)
  • 12 ounces Midouri melon liqueur (or honeydew melon liqueur)
  • 3 fluid ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 2 fluid ounces orange juice
  • 1 fluid ounce lemon juice
  • Sugar cubes
  • Blue Curacao, for a mimosa twist (optional)
  • Irish whiskey, for an Irish cream twist (optional)

For the garnish:

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Melon balls on a toothpick

For serving:

  • Champagne flutes
  • Ice

These ingredients are easy to find and can be substituted to fit your taste preference.

The Recipe How-To

“A bubbly treat fit for the luckiest of holidays.”

Once you’ve collected all the ingredients listed above, it’s time to start assembling this sparkling Shamrock Champagne cocktail! Follow these steps to make delicious drink worthy of St. Patrick’s Day:

Step 1: Rim Champagne Flutes

Take your champagne flutes, and using a lemon wedge, dip the rim of each flute into a small dish of sugar or green cocktail sugar.

Step 2: Place Melon Balls

Using a toothpick or skewer, place a melon ball in each flute. You can also use honeydew or cantaloupe balls if you can’t find watermelon.

Step 3: Pour Midori and Lemon Juice

Take your bottle of favorite dry brut champagne or sparkling wine, give it a decent shake and set aside for now. In another glass, pour 2oz Midori and combine with Juice – 2oz lemon juice. Stir to mix them together.

Step 4: Top With Champagne

Fill the champagne flutes until the melon is about halfway submerged with the reserved bottle of favorite dry brut champagne or sparkling wine. This should take roughly 4-5 oz of alcohol.

Step 5: Elderflower Liqueur and Blue Curacao (Optional)

If you want a bit more kick in your drink, you can add either elderflower liqueur or blue curacao to turn this cocktail into something unique.

With just five simple steps, you have made yourself a refreshing and celebratory cocktail that’ll tantalize your taste buds on St. Paddy’s Day!

Substitutions and Variations

“Add a pop of green to your champagne glass this St. Patrick’s Day.”

There are plenty of ways to make this recipe your own by swapping out or adding ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Here are some variations and substitutions you can try:

– Instead of vodka, you can use Irish whiskey for a more traditional St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.

– If you don’t have melon liqueur, you can substitute it with elderflower liqueur or blue curacao.

– For a non-alcoholic version of the cocktail, skip the vodka and melon liqueur, and use sparkling water instead of champagne.

– If you prefer sweeter cocktails, add a splash of orange juice to the mix.

– If you want a green cocktail that’s not necessarily shamrock-themed, use green wine cocktails as an alternative. These could include mimosas made with green leaves or a blue curacao cocktail with lemon juice.

– To add more flair to the presentation of the cocktail, dip the rim of each champagne flute in green sugar crystals before pouring in the drink.

Whatever changes you make to the recipe, make sure that your substitutions complement each other and won’t overpower the overall taste of the cocktail. Experimenting with different ingredients is key to finding your perfect drink.

Serving and Pairing

“Shake up your celebrations with a dazzling Champagne Shamrock Cocktail.”

The sparkling shamrock champagne cocktail recipe is a perfect choice to serve at St. Patrick’s Day gatherings or any other celebratory event. This unique cocktail can be served either as an aperitif, the perfect beginning to your meal, or as a dessert drink to finish off a delightful culinary experience.

To get the full experience of the shamrock champagne cocktail, serve it in champagne flutes that have been dipped in green sugar. The dip on the rim will give an interesting and festive touch to every glass. You can also use elderflower liqueur or blue curacao for dipping to create different color tones to the glass rims.

The sparkling shamrock champagne cocktail pairs well with Irish-themed dishes like Corned beef, hearty stews or fish and chips. The flavors of melon liqueur, orange juice and lemon juice complement most seafood nicely while the dry brut champagne adds crispness and refreshment to every sip.

For non-Irish food choices, you could pair this sweet and tangy drink with a light salad or charcuterie board as well; it’s such a versatile drink that fits well with many types of food.

Whether you’re hosting a big party or just looking for something new to make for yourself, this refreshing shamrock champagne cocktail recipe will not disappoint.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A dazzling sight and a delicious taste – a Shamrock cocktail made for festive days like this.”

This Champagne Shamrock Cocktail Recipe is best served freshly made. However, if you’re hosting a party and planning to serve several drinks, you can make a batch ahead of time and store it in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.

To do this, mix all of the ingredients except for the Champagne in a large pitcher or glass container. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, pour 2oz of the mixture into a Champagne flute and top with Champagne. Stir gently and serve immediately.

This recipe cannot be reheated since it contains sparkling wine that will lose its bubbles when heated. If you have any leftovers, cover them securely and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Just keep in mind that the Champagne will lose its fizz once opened, so it’s best to consume any leftovers within a few hours.

Overall, while this cocktail is perfect when served cold and fresh, it can be made ahead if needed. However, make sure not to leave it sitting out for too long as the flavors can deteriorate over time.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Get ready to impress your guests and leave them green with envy over this stunning cocktail.”

Creating the perfect Champagne Shamrock Cocktail can be challenging, but don’t worry because I’m here to share with you some tips on how to make this delicious cocktail even better. With these tips, you’ll be able to create a sparkling shamrock champagne that’s not only visually stunning, but also has the perfect flavor combination.

Firstly, make sure to use a good quality champagne or sparkling wine for this recipe. For the best results, choose a dry brut champagne or sparkling wine that you enjoy drinking on its own. Avoid using sweet champagne or sparkling wine as it may overpower the other ingredients in this cocktail.

When making the sugar rim for your champagne flutes, dip the rim in lemon juice instead of water. This will not only help the sugar stick better, but it will also add a tangy flavor to your cocktail. Additionally, you can also add some green food coloring to your sugar to match the festive theme of St. Patrick’s Day.

To make sure you have enough melon balls for each flute, use a melon baller tool and cut them in advance before assembling your cocktails. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute trying to create perfect melon balls with toothpicks in hand.

Lastly, when adding the elderflower liqueur and blue curaçao to your cocktail shaker, give it a good shake for at least 10-15 seconds to ensure that all ingredients are combined well. This will help enhance the flavors of each ingredient and create a perfectly balanced drink.

By following these simple tips, you can take your Champagne Shamrock Cocktail game to the next level and impress your guests with a visually appealing and delicious drink that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you feel like celebrating with green wine cocktails!


Now that you know how to make the perfect Sparkling Shamrock Champagne Cocktail, you might have some questions about serving, modifications, and substitutions. To address any potential confusion with the recipe or ingredients, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions about this Irish inspired cocktail recipe.

What liquor mixes well with champagne?

As a sommelier, I frequently come across various types of spirits that are widely popular. Vodka, for instance, is often used in cocktails with Champagne, with popular names like Blue Champagne, Aqua Marina, and Liberty Blue Champagne. This spirit is so famous that it even has cocktails named after famous personalities such as James Bond. Another famous option is Cognac, followed by Brandy, Gin, and Rum, each having their unique characteristics and history.

How to make a Champagne Cocktail in Ina Garten?

To prepare a Champagne cocktail, start by placing a sugar cube in each flute. Next, pour one tablespoon of brandy over the sugar cube in each flute. After that, fill each flute with chilled Champagne. To add some extra zest to the cocktail, take a strip of orange zest and rub it along the rim of each flute. Finally, drop a piece of the orange zest into each cocktail. Serve the Champagne cocktail right away.

What’s the difference between champagne and Champagne Cocktail?

A Champagne Cocktail is essentially any cocktail that utilizes Champagne or sparkling wine. One common type is the Classic Champagne Cocktail, which incorporates a few extra cocktail ingredients to create a sweet and citrusy flavor profile.

What alcohol is in a Champagne Cocktail?

The iconic Champagne Cocktail is recognized as an official cocktail by the International Bartender Association. It comprises ingredients like sugar, Angostura bitters, Champagne, brandy or Cognac, and is topped off with a garnish of a Maraschino cherry or a lemon twist.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Champagne Shamrock Cocktail Recipe is an ideal choice for anyone who is looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. With its refreshing green color and delicious fruity flavor, this cocktail is perfect to mark the festivities of the day. Whether you are hosting a party or enjoying a night out with friends, this recipe is sure to impress and dazzle your guests while being easy to prepare.

With all the right ingredients at your disposal, why not try making a shamrock cocktail today? Impress your friends and family with your mixology skills, enlivening them with this sparkling shamrock champagne cocktail recipe. The combination of melon liqueur, honeydew, champagne and sugar makes it an outstanding drink that is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

So, grab some champagne flutes, put on some Irish music, and raise a toast to good health and cheerfulness. With a glass of sparkling shamrock champagne cocktail in hand, you are sure to have an unforgettable time.

Champagne Shamrock Cocktail

Champagne Shamrock Cocktail Recipe

Entered for safe-keeping, from 3/17/14 Woman's World, this version for adults only. (For a non-alcoholic version, offer lime soda or seltzer water tinted with green ice cubes (made the night before by adding a dop of food coloring to the ice water.) This makes 2 in a tall cocktail shaker.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Cocktail
Calories 216.9 kcal


  • 8 ice cubes
  • 3 fluid ounces vodka (6 tablespoons)
  • 3 fluid ounces sour apple schnapps (such as Apple Pucker)
  • 10 fluid ounces champagne (~300 mL) or 10 fluid ounces sparkling wine (~300 mL)


  • Fill a tall cocktail shaker with 8 ice cubes.
  • Add vodka and schnapps. Cover. Shake for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into 2 cocktail glasses (a hurricane glass would have a nice "puckered" look).
  • Top with Champagne or sparkling wine.

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Serving: 274gCalories: 216.9kcalCarbohydrates: 3.8gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 10.3mgSugar: 1.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, St. Patrick's Day
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