Raspberry Champagne Float

2 servings
10 min

A champagne float is a delightful way to toast any occasion. This simple drink is ideal for a bridal shower, birthday celebration or ringing in the New Year. With just 2 simple ingredients this cocktail is easy to make and fun to drink.

Use this basic recipe and technique then customize this cocktail to fit your tastes and your party theme. Pink for Valentine’s Day, orange for a themed bridal shower, yellow for a birthday party. So many options to celebrate with this float.

Champagne Float Combinations

These champagne floats combine raspberry sherbet and dry sparkling wine. Give a few different combinations a try.

  • Use sorbet for a different taste and texture. This comes in an endless variety of unique flavors like coconut, pomegranate and melon.
  • Try lemon sherbet with a sweet sparking wine. The tang of the lemon pairs nicely with a sweet wine.
  • Use a dry sparkling wine poured over a sweet tangerine or orange sherbet. The key is coming dry and sweet flavors to create a perfectly balanced drink.

Serving Tips: Serve these floats in stemmed cocktail glasses. Make a tray and serve to your guests at a bridal shower or birthday party. Or create a float station and let guests choose their own sherbet and sparkling wine combination.

It’s the adult version of a classic root beer float. We’re never really too old for a float, so why not try this grown up version. It’s difficult not to feel fancy and festive with a bubbly pink drink in your hand.

Raspberry Champagne Float
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • Champagne or Sparkling Wine
  • Raspberry Sherbet

In a stemmed cocktail glass add 1-2 scoops of raspberry sherbet.
Pour champagne or sparkling wine over the sherbet, slowly, to fill the glass.
Serve and enjoy immediately.
  • Try a few flavor combinations by changing up the sherbet flavor and choosing a sweet or dry sparkling wine.
Sarah Vanderkooy
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