Rock Candy Champagne Cocktail

by MaryJo
6 Cocktails
20 min

Cocktails with champagne and sparkling wine are always associated with a festive occasions. This is a fun and super easy way to jazz up your bubbly toast with a rock candy champagne cocktail.

I shared a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed brunch table last week that included champagne cocktails with the famous Tiffany blue. The great thing about this cocktail is that you can use any color candy to fit your theme or occasion.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s brunch tablescape

This is a super festive beverage to create. It’s a super sweet treat to enjoy. And it’s a super easy cocktail to make. I will admit, I did not use actual “champagne” for this cocktail, but rather a sparkling wine. I would not recommend using a high end champagne for this recipe, since the rock candy masks any taste nuance the champagne might have.

We actually used the cocktails to toast and celebrate Ms. Masterpieces commitment to attend the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall. Yes, that will make us empty nesters, but that’s a topic for another day with a much longer post.

We simply poured bubbly over the rock candy sticks, and it immediately turned the cocktail blue. Now, that’s super fun! So you could make the festive drink any color that you desire, which makes it super versatile for many festivities.

To make these Breakfast @ Tiffany’s champagne cocktails we simple just used the rock candy and bubbly, but you could also add a couple more ingredients to jazz up the flavor.

A classic champagne cocktail recipe includes a sugar cube with a couple of drops of bitters at the bottom of the glass. The rock candy serves as the sugar here, and you could simply add a couple of drops of bitters at the bottom of the glass with the rock candy. The bitters will counteract the sweetness of the rock candy since this rock candy champagne cocktail is very sweet.

If you like a sweet cocktail, I would then suggest maybe just adding a tablespoon of triple sec instead of the bitters. The triple sec will meld the flavors together as well as add depth of flavor to the cocktail.

These colorful drinks are great for entertaining. Simply line your champagne flutes on a drink station with a rock candy stick in each glass at the ready with chilled sparkling wine standing by. This way guests can pour themselves a rock candy champagne cocktail as they desire.

Since the cocktail is on the sweet side it would make a great addition to a dessert table. It is also a fantastic way to step up a champagne toast.

This cocktail would be super cute with red, white {clear}, and blue rock candy for the patriotic holidays coming up over the summer. Last year I shared these red, white & blue pop sicle prosecco refreshers, which are also super festive.

red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher

We also enjoyed cotton candy champagne cocktails a few years ago, celebrating St. Valentine’s day.

cotton candy champagne cocktails

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⚜️ Salud ⚜️ Cheers ⚜️ Sante ⚜️

“Too much of anything is bad. But too much champagne is just right.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

sharing @ between naps on the porch

Rock Candy Champagne Cocktail
Recipe details
  • 6  Cocktails
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 6 pieces of Rock candy
  • Bottle of champagne or sparkling wine
Insert rock candy into a champagne flute
Pour champagne over candy slowly filling flute most of the way
Make sure to pour slowly so you don't overflow.
Cheers! Enjoy.
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