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Celebrate with a Champagne Float

Image source: www.completelydelicious.com

Image source: www.completelydelicious.com

I love champagne because it evokes the spirit of celebration. On its own though, champagne can be very dry and acidic, so I always add a splash of orange juice to cut the bitterness of the champagne and add a little flavour.

Taking that mimosa idea to another level, adding sorbet to make a champagne float is a simple and fun cocktail that you can enjoy as a dessert or serve at a party. The sorbet chills the drink without watering it down and adds much needed sweetness, while the bubbly champagne makes it an adult version of a classic float.

There really isn’t much to this recipe, so feel free to tinker with it to suit your tastes and preferences. Serve it with a spoon or let the sorbet melt to enjoy it as a drink.


  • Orange sorbet or your favourite flavour
  • Champagne
  • Mint leaves, orange slices for garnish


  • Add 2 scoops of sorbet to a champagne flute or coupe
  • Fill with champagne
  • Add mint leaves, sliced oranges, strawberries, raspberries or other fruit for garnish


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Ashley Maniw

Ashley Maniw graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Cooking and eating are amongst her many hobbies. Ashley is committed to gluten-free, organic, and clean eating...for the most part. She hasn't met a Doritos flavour that she hasn't liked.

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