How to Make a Refreshing Mango Champagne Cocktail

Mangoes are one of the most delectable fruits that any tropical connoisseur can get hold of. Their juicy, succulent flesh and the exotic fragrance make them a must-have in any fruit basket. When it comes to drinks, mangoes are often included in smoothies or mocktails. But have you ever tried a combination of mango and champagne? Introducing the Mango Champagne Recipe; a delightful blend of bubbly champagne with the sweetness of fresh mango juice that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

This recipe is versatile and can be modified to suit your preference. You can use different varieties of mangoes such as the Ataulfo or Champagne mango, each of which imparts a unique flavor to this luscious cocktail. Blended with chilled champagne, Grand Marnier, and lime juice, it’s perfect for any festive celebration or dinner party.

Treat yourself and your guests with this exemplary cocktail that brings together distinctly different but flavorful ingredients to create an inviting and refreshing drink that should be on everyone’s summer cocktail list. Get ready to embark on a journey full of tropical flavors and effervescence with our mango champagne recipe – it’s an absolute delight!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mango Champagne
Mango Champagne

If you’re looking for a refreshing and flavorful way to spice up your cocktail game, look no further than this delicious Mango Champagne Recipe. With its perfect blend of sweet mango nectar and tangy lime juice, combined with the crisp bubbles of sparkling wine or champagne, it’s the perfect balance of fruit and fizz.

One of the great things about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can easily modify it to your own taste by substituting fresh mango puree for mango juice or swapping out the lime juice for orange juice or coconut. Plus, with the addition of Grand Marnier and caster sugar to enhance the fruity flavors, you know that every sip will be bursting with rich, fruity flavor.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple steps, you can have a batch of delicious mango champagne cocktails in under 5 minutes. Simply combine the mango nectar, mango juice, Grand Marnier, caster sugar, and lime juice in a shaker, then shake vigorously until fully blended. Pour into glasses and top with sparkling wine or champagne – it’s that easy!

And let’s not forget about how impressive this cocktail looks in a glass! The vibrant orange hue of the mango puree combined with the effervescence of sparkling wine makes this drink a showstopper at any party or gathering. Plus, its tropical flavors are perfect for enjoying poolside or during summer picnics.

In conclusion, there are countless reasons why you’ll love this Mango Champagne Recipe. Its fresh fruit flavors combined with sparkling wine make it a perfect choice for any occasion. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds (and guests) will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Sip on sunshine with this sparkling Mango Champagne recipe.
Sip on sunshine with this sparkling Mango Champagne recipe.

Let me introduce you to the essential ingredients required to make this Mango Champagne Cocktail Recipe. These ingredients are easy to find and will make your drink taste incredibly delightful.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 Ataulfo mango (peeled and pitted)
  • 2 ounces of fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 5 ounces of champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • 2 ounces of mango nectar, mango juice or fresh mango puree

These ingredients are enough for making 2 glasses of refreshing Mango Champagne Cocktail. You can double the amounts if you want to serve more people.

Make sure to use ripe and flavorful champagne mangoes as they have a rich fruity taste, which blends perfectly with champagne’s fresh fruit flavors. In case you can’t find champagne mangoes, you can use any other variety of ripe mango available. Even though their unique taste may add subtle differences to the drink, it will still be as delightful.

Also, ensure that all the ingredients are chilled and all set for blending as this ensures better taste and texture for your cocktail.

The Recipe How-To

 Take your happy hour to the next level with this tropical twist on a classic drink.
Take your happy hour to the next level with this tropical twist on a classic drink.

Now, let’s get down to making this delicious Mango Champagne recipe! Follow the steps below and in around 5 minutes, your perfect champagne cocktail will be ready.


  • 1 cup mango puree (from fresh or frozen mango chunks)
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine or champagne
  • Mango chunks, for garnish

Step 1: Make the Mango Mix

In a blender or food processor, combine 1 cup of fresh or frozen mango chunks with 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice. Blend until completely pureed.

Step 2: Mix the Cocktail Ingredients

In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, pour 2 ounces of Grand Marnier and 4 ounces of sparkling wine or champagne. Add the mango puree to the shaker.

Step 3: Shake It Up!

Give the mixture a good shake for around 10-15 seconds until thoroughly mixed and chilled.

Step 4: Strain and Pour

Strain your delicious cocktail into a flute glass. Garnish with mango chunks and enjoy your refreshing Mango Champagne cocktail!

That’s all! You now have your very own homemade mango champagne cocktail perfect for any occasion. Cheers!

Substitutions and Variations

 This Mango Champagne is like drinking summer in a glass.
This Mango Champagne is like drinking summer in a glass.

As a sommelier, I believe that cooking is like jazz – it’s all about improvisation! If you want to experiment with different flavors or ingredients, feel free to do so. Below are some ideas for substitutions and variations that can help you create your own unique spin on Mango Champagne cocktails.

– Mango Variations:

If you don’t have access to Champagne mangoes, you can use other types of mangoes like Ataulfo, Haden or Tommy Atkins mangoes as substitutes. Just ensure they are ripe and sweet enough for the recipe. Also, if fresh mangoes are not in season or available in your area, Frozen mango chunks work just as well. Just allow them to defrost first.

– Alcohol Variations:

If you’re not a fan of champagne or sparkling wine, then you can easily swap it out with your favorite type of alcohol such as Prosecco or Cava. Alternatively, try adding Grand Marnier or Cointreau for an extra kick.

– Fruit juice Variations:

Mango puree or nectar adds loads of fruity goodness to this recipe but if you’re looking for an extra burst of flavor or variation, try incorporating other types of fruit juices like orange juice or coconut juice. It’s a simple way to add more layers of flavor to the cocktail.

– Sweetness Variations:

Caster sugar is used in this recipe but if you prefer your cocktails less sweet, try using honey instead. You can also reduce the amount of sugar or omit it entirely since mangoes are naturally sweet.

– Lime Juice Variations:

Freshly squeezed lime juice adds a nice tangy touch to this drink which balances the sweetness from the mango puree. However, if limes are not in season then lemon juice will do just fine.

– Add Some Texture Variations:

For those who love textures in their drink, add some frozen fruit like strawberries or blueberries into the blender to create Mango Champagne slushies. Alternatively, blend up some sorbet or ice cream with the mango puree and fruit juice to make a refreshing Mango Bellini.

Remember, experimenting is half the fun when it comes to cooking. Give some of these substitutions and variations a try to take your Mango Champagne cocktail game to the next level.

Serving and Pairing

 Bright, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to make. This drink is a win-win.
Bright, refreshing, and oh-so-easy to make. This drink is a win-win.

Mango champagne is an elegant and refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by itself, or paired with some delicious dishes. The natural sweetness of the mango and tartness of the sparkling wine makes it a versatile drink that can complement different cuisines.

For a light appetizer pairing, try serving this drink with a simple cheese platter consisting of goat cheese, sharp cheddar, and soft brie. The tanginess of the cheese complements the sweetness of the mango champagne perfectly. Another great option is to pair it with creamy desserts such as cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, or fruit sorbet.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, seafood dishes are an excellent choice. The bright flavors of mango and lime in the cocktail work well with seafood’s delicate flavors. Consider adding shrimp ceviche to your menu or grilled calamari with a citrus salad.

For those who prefer meat dishes, try pairing this cocktail with roasted pork loin or chicken breast dusted with sea salt and coconut flakes. These dishes provide a sweet and savory balance that works well with the mango champagne’s tropical flavors.

Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a relaxing evening at home, mango champagne is the perfect cocktail to share with friends and family. So go ahead and indulge in its effervescence while relishing its delicious fruity taste as it perfectly pairs with your favorite dish!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

While the Mango Champagne Recipe is best served fresh, there are ways to make it ahead of time for a stress-free occasion. You can prepare the mango puree up to 24 hours ahead of time and refrigerate it in an airtight container. Remember to bring the puree down to room temperature before making the cocktail, as cold puree can cause the champagne to bubble over.

If you want to serve a crowd, you can also prepare larger batches in advance and freeze them for later use. For best results, pour the mixture into a shallow container and store it in the freezer. To reheat or thaw, place the container in a bowl of hot water or let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.

When it comes to storing leftover Mango Champagne, the carbonation from the champagne can quickly dissipate, so it’s best consumed immediately or within a few hours of being made. However, if you do have any leftovers, transfer them into a sealed bottle or carafe and refrigerate them until you’re ready to drink.

To reheat Mango Champagne, avoid using a microwave as this will make the mixture flat and watery. Instead, try warming it lightly in a saucepan on low heat while whisking continuously until heated through. This will help maintain its bubbly texture while releasing its fruity aroma.

With these make-ahead, storing and reheating tips, you’re sure to enjoy your delicious Mango Champagne until the very last drop!

Tips for Perfect Results

To get the most out of your mango champagne recipe, here are some tips that will ensure perfect results.

First, make sure your mangoes are perfectly ripe. Using overripe or underripe mangoes will affect the taste and texture of your drink. Look for champagne or Ataulfo mangoes, which are naturally sweet and have less fibrous flesh.

When making the mango puree, use a blender or food processor to get a silky smooth texture. If you don’t have either of these appliances, you can also use a potato masher to mash the mangoes into a puree.

To make your mango champagne cocktail extra special, rim your glasses with sea salt before pouring the drink. Dip the rim of each glass in lime juice, then roll in sea salt until evenly coated. This adds a touch of salty sweetness that complements the fruity flavor of the drink.

If you find that your drink is too sweet, try adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to balance it out. On the contrary, if it’s not sweet enough, add a teaspoon or two of caster sugar.

Lastly, serve your drink immediately after making it to enjoy it at its freshest and bubbliest state. Cheers!


Now that you know how to make a refreshing and delicious mango champagne recipe, it’s time to answer some common questions about this cocktail. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you make the perfect mango champagne cocktail every time.

What fruit is best to add to Champagne?

One way to give your cocktail an enticing look is by adding fresh fruit as a garnish. You can choose from a variety of fruits like raspberries, cherries, cranberries or pomegranate seeds that makes the drink look extra pretty. Additionally, munching on the boozy fruit can add an interesting twist to the overall flavor profile. To make these cocktails even more whimsical, add a dollop of fruit sorbet directly into the glass, and watch as the flavors of the drink come to life.

What fruit do you drop in Champagne?

Enhance your champagne experience by adding some fresh berries into your glass. Toss in a few raspberries or blackberries to infuse a taste of fruitiness into your drink. As the carbonated bubbles integrate with the berries, you’ll enjoy a fizzy delight with every sip. Alternatively, pomegranate seeds serve as an excellent substitute. The seeds will delicately float atop the champagne, adding a touch of sweetness to your bubbly beverage.

Do you put fruit in Champagne?

As a sommelier, I often come across people adding fresh fruit to their Champagne. While it may not be my go-to option, I can see how a slice of strawberry or raspberry can enhance the overall taste of certain types of Champagne.

What is the best alcohol to mix with Champagne?

As a sommelier, I am familiar with an array of liqueurs and spirits that can enhance the flavor of a cocktail or a dish. One of my favorites is the luxurious Grand Marnier, which is an elegant liqueur that adds depth and complexity to any drink. Another fantastic option is the Chambord Liqueur that boasts a sweet and fruity flavor. The Mathilde Cassis Liqueur, on the other hand, has a distinct black currant flavor, and the Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire is rich and fruity. Luxardo Cherry “Sangue Morlacco” Liqueur is also rich and fruity, while St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur offers a unique flavor profile. For a fruity and refreshing gin option, I highly recommend Hayman’s Sloe Gin, and for a fruity and tart option, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao is an excellent choice.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mango Champagne recipe is the perfect addition to your cocktail repertoire. It’s a versatile and easy recipe that can be adjusted to suit different tastes and occasions. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to jazz up a lazy afternoon, this recipe is worth trying.

The fruity taste of the champagne slush mixed with the sweetness of the mango puree makes it perfect for any festive event or just for a casual get-together. The addition of Grand Marnier and lime juice adds an extra layer of flavor, making it a more sophisticated sipper.

With its unique flavor and refreshing taste, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests, whether you’re hosting a summer party or wowing your friends at brunch. If you haven’t already tried this delightful drink, make sure you give it a go! You won’t regret it.

So go ahead and spoil yourself with our Mango Champagne recipe by experimenting with some different variations, such as adding coconut or using other Champagne fruit cocktails like the Bellini or Mimosa. The possibilities are endless! Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think about this fantastic recipe in the comments section below!

Mango Champagne

Mango Champagne Recipe

I had forgotten about this until a friend told me she had passed it on .... I had given this a year earlier to my friend who loves mangoes. I bought a lovely box and put in a bottle of her favourite champagne, a tiny bottle of Grand Marnier, 2 glasses and 2 mangoes. Then printed the recipe below on a card for her, she was absolutely delighted. She has been passing it on ever since!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Servings 6 glasses
Calories 301.4 kcal


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
  • 1 (375 ml) bottle sparkling wine, chilled


  • Chop Mango roughly and put into a blender with sugar and Grand Marnier.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Divide mixture between glasses and gradually add chilled champagne.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Cheers!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 2238gCalories: 301.4kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSodium: 16.3mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 11.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy
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