6 Delicious Sparkling-Wine Cocktail Recipes to Try This Weekend

Six good reasons to always keep a bottle of bubbly in the fridge!

They say that you should always keep a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge for a special occasion. Sometimes the special occasion is that you’ve got a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge. If you need a little inspo to fill your veggie drawer with bottles of J.C. Le Roux Vibrazio, we’ve got six delicious sparkling-wine cocktail recipes for you to try this weekend.

1 Kir Royal

kir royal cocktail

The Kir Royal is a classic French cocktail. The best part is that it’s as easy to make as it is delicious. You literally only need two ingredients: Vibrazio Sauvignon Blanc and a couple of tots of crème de cassis – a blackcurrant liqueur you can find at a liquor store.

Vibrazio Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz, bitter liqueur, prosecco wine, sparkling mineral water and orange slice

This Italian creation is insanely refreshing and very drinkable. You can make it at home with Vibrazio Demi-Sec (which is off-dry), Aperol and soda water. Mix 3 parts Vibrazio Demi-Sec with 2 parts Aperol and a splash of soda. Serve it in a glass half-filled with ice and garnished with half a slice of orange.

3 North End

Vibrazio Sav Blanc Close Up_large

Mix Vibrazio Demi-Sec or Sauvignon Blanc (depending on how sweet you want your drink) with 1 shot of Fernet-Branca (a bitter herbal liqueur) and 1 shot of fragrant Limoncello – two Italian liqueurs that you can buy at liquor stores.

4 Blood Orange Rosemary Fizz

Studio shot of drinks on tray

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add 2 parts blood-orange juice to 1 part Aperol and 1 part rosemary simple syrup. You can make the simple syrup by heating 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water until dissolved, with a couple of sprigs of rosemary in the mix. Allow it to cool before making the cocktail. Shake all ingredients together and strain into a bubbly glass. Top with the Vibrazio Demi-Sec Rosé, and garnish with a slice of blood-orange and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

5 Dark Sparklers

Cropped Image Of Waiter Carrying Champagne Glasses In Tray

De-pip and quarter four ripe plums. Add half a cup of sugar, 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons black peppercorns, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice and half a teaspoon of salt to a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat until the plums are very soft and the syrup is a deep purple (about 20 minutes). Strain the syrup and chill it for a couple of hours. Pour one shot of syrup into a bubbly glass and top it up with Vibrazio Sauvignon Blanc. Garnish with fresh berries.

Vibrazio Mojitos

Vibrazio Rose and Demi Sec close up shot

Make a simple syrup. (See the Blood Orange Rosemary Fizz recipe – just leave out the rosemary.) In a large jug, combine the sugar syrup with the a handful of fresh mint leaves and lime wedges, and muddle them with a wooden spoon. Add 2 cups of light rum and stir. Strain the drink into another jug. Half-fill your glasses with crushed ice, then fill them a third of the way with the rum mixture. Top up with Vibrazio Demi-Sec or Demi-Sec Rosé.


* This post is sponsored by J.C. Le Roux

More From

Food & Drink

Food & Drink 22 Aug 2019 SHARE
This Restaurant is Serving South Africa’s First Cannabis Oil Sushi Roll
Food & Drink 19 Aug 2019 SHARE
These Treats Are Easy to Make, Delicious and, Best of All, Sugar-Free
Food & Drink 06 Aug 2019 SHARE
The Best New Restaurants in Cape Town You Need To Try Out