Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

The Spruce / Loren Runion

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
222 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 34mg 170%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 142mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Combine a fine Champagne and a great vodka with strawberries and you have a fantastic and easy drink. This is a great cocktail for celebrations, especially New Year's Eve parties.

The elegant strawberry cocktail recipe pairs fresh berries with premium vodka and sparkling wine. It's nice that it's served in a cocktail glass as opposed to a Champagne flute because the wider glass allows the bubbles to swell.

For the perfect finishing touch, don't forget to rim your glass before straining the drink. The sugar's sweetness is fantastic against a ​brut or extra brut wine, creating a sweet-dry combination that is quite stunning.

“The Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail is a tart and fruity vodka cocktail topped with a splash of champagne, which adds a celebratory vibe to any drink. Rimming the glass with superfine sugar offsets the tartness of the lemon and accentuates the flavor of the fresh muddled strawberries.” —Joan Velush

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A Note From Our Recipe Tester


  • Superfine sugar, for rimming, optional

  • 3 large strawberries, sliced

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 to 2 ounces Champagne, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail ingredients

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  2. If desired, rim a cocktail glass with sugar, using a piece of lemon or strawberry to wet the rim.

    rim a cocktail glass with sugar, using a strawberry to wet the rim

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  3. Muddle three strawberries and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and lemon juice, and fill with ice.

    Muddle three strawberries and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with vodka and lemon juice

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  4. Shake well. Strain into the prepared glass.

    shake the cocktail into a glass

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  5. Top with Champagne. Serve and enjoy.

    Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

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  • If you're not the biggest fan of sugar rims, only do half of the glass. It gives you (and your guests) the option of sipping through the sugar or not.
  • For the best muddling results, remove the green top from your strawberries, rinse them well, then cut the berries into thick slices.
  • Fresh lemon juice is going to produce the best cocktail. The average lemon yields about 1 3/4 ounces of juice, which is more than enough for a few drinks.

Recipe Variations

  • You can skip the fresh strawberry muddle and replace the syrup with strawberry simple syrup. This is a great way to preserve berries before they go bad so you can enjoy this cocktail over a couple of weeks. It's also a nice shortcut when you want to serve it at a party.
  • Make party service even easier by mixing up the drink's base (everything except the wine) in a pitcher. Keep the proportions intact and multiply each ingredient by the number of servings needed or to fill the pitcher. Keep it cool in the refrigerator, then pour it into the serving glasses and top it with Champagne.

How Strong Is a Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail?

This cocktail has a long pour of vodka, which makes it just a little stronger. On average, its alcohol content should be in the 21 percent ABV (42 proof) range. To put it into perspective, that's about the same as a cosmopolitan.