Champagne Martini

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Cocktail Type


Great for

Valentines Day



Sparkling Pink Champagne martinis served in coupes and garnished with berries

Planning a little romantic dinner for your better half? Add a double dose of romance to your evening with a delightful and delicious Champagne Martini. Some think that vodka and Champagne wouldn’t like to hold hands but sometimes opposites attract, which is very much the case in this true romance. As far as Valentine’s Day cocktails go, this should be your top attraction.   

Champagne Martini recipe

Making a drink with Champagne and vodka isn’t that uncommon! We have loads of delicious options you can mix up at home when you’re in the mood for love (or a drink that sparkles). We love the Champagne Martini for its sophistication and lustre. Also, it helps that it is quick and easy to make at home, but still looks extra impressive. Romance isn’t dead yet!



If gin is your flavor of the month, feel free to use it instead of vodka in equal quantities.    


Freeze strawberries and use them as ‘ice cubes’ to add extra coolness to your Champagne Martini.


Chill glasses in the freezer for about 30 minutes before serving.



1 Person

2 Oz

60 Ml

2 Parts

0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

Freshly squeezed lemon juice   
A small drizzle of simple syrup  
Sugar to rim the glass 
Maraschino cherry or strawberries to garnish   



Slowly run a lemon slice along the rim of a chilled martini glass  


Gently dip the rim into a plate of sweet sugar and set aside  


Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in the smooth SKYY Vodka, lemon juice, and syrup


Cover and shake until the liquids really get to know each other (or 30 seconds)


Strain into your prepared martini glass


Add that spark(le) by topping it off with Champagne   


To finish, drop a maraschino cherry or strawberries into the drink


Serve and enjoy!

How to serve a Champagne Martini

Classically, the Champagne Martini is served in a chilled martini or coupe glass with a sugared rim and a garnish of a singular maraschino cherry. When it comes to the garnish, you can swap out the cherry for a strawberry, add a small amount of lemon zest to the sugar before rimming the glass, and add a few cranberries or raspberries. To make it a little fruitier, add some raspberry or strawberry puree to the glass before adding the Champagne.   

If you’re making our classic version of the Champagne Martini, we suggest you serve some romantic dishes on the side, such as fresh oysters. For a girl’s night in or extra classy brunch, serve it with tasty small plates with lots of fresh and zesty flavors. 

How to choose a good Champagne

This question could be debated for hours. Our suggestion is this: try a few and choose your favorite. Good Champagne should taste mellow, creamy, and crisp. If you don’t have the budget to be a luxurious Champagne taster, go for option two: look for a Brut or Extra Brut. You’ll see this on the label. For this drink with Champagne and vodka, steer clear of the sweet stuff.  

Final tip? Because you are mixing this with vodka and creating a cocktail, there is no need to get the high-shelf brands. Keep those for special Champagne-only occasions. Read our complete guide to Champagne for more tips and tricks.   

How strong is a Champagne Martini?

At around 40 % ABV (if you’re using two ounces of vodka), this martini with Champagne is quite potent. If we had to compare apples to apples, expect a drink that’s the same strength as a Cosmopolitan cocktail. If you had to use only one ounce of vodka, it’s the same strength as a Grasshopper.   

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Absolutely! Champagne and vodka mixed together is a classic combination. In fact, it's one of the most popular spirits to mix into champagne. Try this recipe for a Champagne Martini or some of our other favorite vodka and champagne cocktails are the Pornstar Martini, a Light French Kiss, a Champagne Cosmopolitan, or even a Vampire Kiss cocktail.   

Instead of vodka, you can use gin for a classic Champagne Martini. Other options include cognac to make a French 125 or a Night and Day if you're using prosecco. Brandy is another good choice. Add it to champagne to create a Classic Champagne cocktail.   

Oysters are a classic choice when pairing champagne with food. Equally delectable is a selection of cheeses and cured meats. Champagne also pairs well with sweet treats, and if you're having brunch, make Mimosas and serve a traditional breakfast fry-up.