16 Ways Frozen Champagne Can Class Up Your Cocktail Hour
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16 Ways Frozen Champagne Can Class Up Your Cocktail Hour

You fell in love with wine slushies, then wine floats, so it’s time to class up your act with some frozen champagne. The great thing about freezing champagne is that the alcohol prevents it from ever freezing completely, making it easy to achieve that satisfying slushy mix everyone loves. Refreshing, fabulous and easy to pull off, freezing champers is a fun way to cool off with cocktails. Unlike frozen sweet treats that can leave you thirstier than you started, frozen bubbly really is a summer cooler. Scroll on for 16 frozen champagne concoctions to help you chill in style.

1. Elderflower Champagne Freeze Pops: These freeze pops are super cute in the best throwback kind of way. They remind us of our childhood favorite treat in summer — only boozy with bubbly. They make a great appetizer at a drinks party, but are also a good light summertime dessert. (via Peony Lim)

2. Mimosa Cubes: Honey, who shrunk the mimosas? These fruity ice cubes can be made ahead of time, so all you need to do is break out the bubbly and voila! You’ve got a perfectly chilled champagne cocktail in no time. (via The Glitter Guide)

3. French 75 Popsicles: The French 75 cocktail was created when some enterprising mixologist added a glug of gin to a traditional Champagne Cup cocktail. The gin-champagne combo is said to have the kick of a 75mm field gun — hence the name. These cocktails are served up on a popsicle stick, so you can eat them on a porch or in a hammock and follow up with a little nap when the booze kicks in. (via Reclaiming Provincial)

4. Frozen French 77 Cocktail: A modern twist on the French 75 champagne cocktail, the French 77 substitutes elderflower liqueur for the gin. Serve it as a slushy in a copper Moscow Mule mug at your next party to keep it chilling as long as possible. (via Something Turquoise)

5. Champagne Popsicles With St. Germain & Edible Flowers: Champagne and St. Germain is such a perfect combo, because the mild floral notes of the liqueur are balanced by the acidity of the dry bubbly. Pour it into popsicle molds and add some edible flowers for a stunning presentation that would be perfect for an outdoor wedding or garden party. (via Cooking With Janica)

6. Frozen Champagne Margaritas: These slushy champagne cocktails are boozy, fun and just a bit fancy. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, looking for something a little different for a summer BBQ or just entertaining friends for game night, you can’t go wrong with a bubblied up margarita. (via Sugar & Soul)

7. Pomegranate & Champagne Sangria Popsicle: Homemade pomegranate syrup adds just the right tart note to these champagne ice pops — and the color is gorgeous. Let them melt in your mouth on a hot summer night, or serve in a martini glass and pour champagne over them. Your cup will runneth over with deliciousness. (via Jerry James Stone)

8. Champagne and Strawberry Ice Cubes: Berries and bubbly are a classic combo, and these champagne ice cubes are easy peasy to make. Serve them in a clear glass and fill to the brim with champagne for an instant chilled cocktail. (via Laylita’s Recipes)

9. Five-Ingredient Peach & Champagne Granita: What sets a granita apart from other shaved ice is they’re made with the freshest ingredients. This recipe calls for ripe summer peaches and champagne, with just a dash of amaretto. Your tastebuds will be doing the happy dance. (via Blue Apron)

10. Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet: Break out that ice cream maker you always forget you have, because this delectable sorbet is SO worth the effort. Pomegranate gives it the most beautiful delicate pink hue, making it perfect for a birthday, bridal or baby shower — or really any special occasion. Pro tip: Boiling the champagne first reduces the alcohol, allowing it to freeze to the perfect velvety consistency. (via The Cookie Rookie)

11. Sgroppino: This Italian cocktail is made by pouring champagne over sorbet and is often served in restaurants between courses as a refreshing palate cleanser. This version calls for a shot of vodka for an extra kick. It tastes just like a boozy lemon drop. (via Saveur)

12. Clementine, Champagne & Rosemary Possets: These little chilled custard cups are flavored with tangy tangerine and bubbly champagne. Serve them in hollowed out tangerines at your next party and you’ll have everyone talking. (via Pigs & Figs)

13. Champagne & Raspberry Popsicles: On a hot day, there’s no better pairing than a sparkling wine with a delicate raspberry ice cream, especially in the form of an ice pop. Don’t have popsicle molds? Use tiny juice glasses or shot glasses! (via Princess Misia)

14. Raspberry Pink Champagne Granita: Granita is so pretty and delicious, and you don’t need a special ice machine to make it. Just toss the liquids in a pan and freeze it, raking it over with a fork now and then until it’s the perfect icy-slushy blend. It’s a sophisticated quencher for a hot summer night and never fails to impress. (via Boulder Locavore)

15. Lemon Champagne Granita: One of the delightful fruits of summer is tangy Meyer’s lemons, especially when served up in the form of an icy granita. This one calls for lemongrass, making it super-citrusy. It goes down so good, it could give you brain freeze. We’re willing to take the risk! (via Zoe Bakes)

16. Pink Champagne Granita With Pomegranate: This frozen cocktail calls for rosé champagne, taking our new fave frosé to a whole new level. The blush bubbly and pomegranate simple syrup combo makes for a lovely pink ice in the glass. Be sure to invite some friends over when you make it, because this one’s so beautiful you’ve gotta share. (via Made by Mary)

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