I thought I’d share with y’all what I’ll be sipping on this New Year’s Eve a little early in case you want to test drive it during Christmas break. This whiskey champagne cocktail has a surprising little flavor twist but is as easy to make as one, two three. Seriously. The result is pretty but potent–and perfect for a party. Or for sipping on your couch on a Thursday night. This is a judgement-free zone, love. Whiskey is typically thought of a man’s drink but please don’t shy away from this one, ladies!
While this isn’t an entirely new type of cocktail, I first combined whiskey and champagne on a whim last New Year’s Eve and fell in love. Since then, I’ve played with different elements like bitters, lemonade, etc. and landed on the version you see here. The result is perfect, in my opinion, but this whiskey champagne cocktail is not for the faint of heart. It’s beyond lit (hence the name “three lit”) and will get you there pretty quick! That’s because there’s no mixer or ice diluting the three boozy ingredients in it, which are whiskey (I used Johnnie Walker Black blended scotch but feel free to do you–here are other options), dry champagne, and a splash of raspberry liqueur–Chambord, specifically.
A lot of whiskey champagne cocktails are made with bourbon, which is also a great combo. If that sounds good to you, too, this bubbly bourbon cocktail is another recipe you might want to check out! As y’all might know, whiskey is my liquor of choice. If you run into me out at a bar, I’m likely sipping it neat, with club soda or, if I’m feeling something fruity, a splash of Chambord.
Aside from the bottle being gorgeous, Chambord pairs well with whiskey. It pairs well with champagne, too, so I thought, why not all three? The result looks almost identical to the blushing bride cocktails I made for a couple of bridal showers earlier this year but the taste is completely different–no floral notes here. If you want to be a little extra (why not?), throw in a couple of fresh raspberries for instant fanciness.
Last thing: are y’all whiskey fans or no? Let me know in the comments below AND, if not, tell me what kind of spirits you want to see me work with. I’d love to create more of exactly what you’re looking for. 🙂 Thanks for reading!
P.S. more champagne cocktails:
- 3 ounces whiskey
- 2 ounces raspberry liqueur
- dry champagne chilled
Divide whiskey between two champagne flutes (1 1/2 ounce in each).
Add an ounce of raspberry liqueur to each flute.
Top up with champagne and serve.