Some Sparkling Wines to Use in Champagne Cocktails

2nd January 2019

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There are many people who love to make or drink cocktails, and there are many different cocktails you can choose from these days. From the sumptuous taste of an Espresso Martini through to the refreshing zing of a Champagne cocktail, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating the perfect drink.

When it comes to Champagne cocktails, the good news is that you don’t actually have to spend a lot of money on Champagne. You can actually choose a good sparkling wine that is very similar to Champagne but comes at a far lower cost. This is a great way to make and enjoy Champagne cocktails without spending a fortune.

Some of the Sparkling Wine Options

Many people recommend choosing a dry sparkling wine for Champagne cocktails. This is because many of the other ingredients in the cocktails are sweet, which means that the dryness of the wine will be balanced out. However, for those that prefer to sip on really sweet cocktails, you can opt for a sweeter sparkling wine. It is worth noting that there are many sparkling wines that are of excellent quality and extremely similar to Champagne. However, because they were not actually made in the French Champagne region, they are not called Champagne.

There are various options you can choose from when it comes to sparkling wines that can be used in cocktails. It is important to look into the different options, as this will determine the suitability of the wine for your cocktail creations and for your personal tastes. Some of the options you can choose from include:

  • Extra Brut
  • Brut
  • Extra Dry Sec
  • Demi-Sec
  • Doux

These start from driest to sweetest, so you can use the list as a guide to purchase the right sparkling wine for your cocktails based on how dry or sweet you want it to be.

Some of the different wines you can choose, include Cava, Prosecco, and Moscato d’Asti. All of these are great options for Champagne cocktails but cost far less than the real thing. Prosecco has become a very popular option for those that love a glass of fizz and this is an excellent choice if you want to create fabulous Champagne cocktails without any compromise when it comes to taste.

Cava is produced in the Caledonian region of Spain and is the nation’s version of champers. This is also an excellent choice if you want to add bubbles and fizz to your cocktails but you do not want to break the bank. Moscato d’Asti, as the name suggests, is made in the Asti region of Italy and this is a sparkling wine that is ideal for those that want to create wonderfully sweet Champagne cocktails.

Cut the Cost without Compromising the Taste

When you choose a high quality sparkling wine for your Champagne cocktails, you can cut the cost without compromising on the taste. With a huge choice of great sparkling wines to choose from, you will have no problem finding the ideal one for your needs.

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