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Champagne Cocktails with Festive Fruit Ice

Champagne cocktails are a great way to celebrate any occasion. This version is dressed up with festive ice cubes made from fruit puree which flavor the champagne as they melt. Depending on the kind of fruit you use, you can do a variety of flavor combinations. Learn how to make these fun champagne cocktails and serve them at your next party.

photo of champagne being poured into a glass with fruit ice

Champagne cocktails are one of my favorite drinks to make for parties because you can make them so many ways. I’ve made cotton candy champagne cocktails and sorbet cocktails and now I’m sharing these festive cocktails made with fruit ice.

The frozen fruit puree gives the drinks such a fun look but they also flavor the champagne. Since you have to freeze the fruit puree ice cubes ahead of time these champagne cocktails are perfect for parties. When it’s time to serve them you just add the frozen puree to the glasses and pour the champagne.

The fruit ice keeps the drinks nice and cold and, as they melt, give the drinks a pretty color and fresh flavor.

photo of July 4th Fruit Puree Ice Champagne Cocktails

How to Make Fruit Ice

These champagne cocktails are all about the ice cubes and, depending on the occasion and the kind of fruit you like, you can customize them in so many ways.

You can use a regular ice cube tray to make your ice cubes, but I think it’s so fun to freeze the puree into different shapes.

I use a star ice tray to make my ice cubes and I use it a lot for cocktails and even regular drinks. There’s something so fun about the special shapes. If you look on Amazon you’ll see there is every shape imaginable to make ice cubes, so you don’t have to use stars – you can use whatever you like best.

overhead photo of star-shaped ice cube tray

Once you have your tray all you have to do is make a fruit puree, spoon into the molds and freeze. Here how you make the fruit puree:

  • 1 cup of sliced fresh fruit
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of water

Puree the fruit with the water until the mixture is smooth. That’s it. Now all you have to do is freeze the puree in your tray. Fill the molds almost completely leaving space at the top since the puree will expand as it freezes. Freeze the puree overnight.

To serve, just place the cubes in the glasses and fill each with champagne.

photo of champagne being poured to make a Fruit Ice Champagne Cocktail

Ideas for Festive Champagne Cocktails

  • Patriotic cocktails: use strawberry puree and blueberry puree to make red and blue star-shaped ice cubes for 4th of July or Memorial Day parties.
  • Mimosas: Freeze orange juice into ice cubes as they melt, they will turn the champagne into a classic mimosa.
  • Tropical champagne cocktails: Freeze mango puree and pineapple puree for a tropical twist on a mimosa.
  • Italian Bellini: Instead of just adding peach puree, freeze it first in a fun shape and add it to the champagne.

Pretty much any fruit that you can puree will work for champagne cocktails, but I recommend sticking to ones with higher water content for the best results.

I love making these champagne cocktails anytime we have friends and family over for brunch or party. They’re easy to make and I love that you can switch them up depending on the occasion.

Champagne Cocktails with Festive Fruit Ice

Servings: 10 ice cubes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Fruit puree ice cubes shaped like stars are added to champagne for a festive July 4th cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberry halves for red ice or fresh blueberries (for dark purple ice)
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparking wine

Instructions

  • In a blender, add strawberries and 1 tbsp water. Blend on highest speed until smooth. If needed, add more water so that the blender can properly puree the berries. If you are making the blueberry version, add blueberries and water and blend until smooth (it's okay if there are still little skin pieces, but you do want them to be quite small.)
  • Pour into ice cube molds (leaving a little room on the top for them to expand when they freeze) and freeze until set. I froze mine overnight. Right before serving, add ice to glasses and pour champagne over the ice.

Notes

Variations
These drinks are great because you can customize them in lots of different ways:
  • Patriotic cocktails: use strawberry puree and blueberry puree to make red and blue star-shaped ice cubes for 4th of July or Memorial Day parties.
  • Mimosas: Freeze orange juice into ice cubes as they melt, they will turn the champagne into a classic mimosa.
  • Tropical champagne cocktails: Freeze mango puree and pineapple puree for a tropical twist on a mimosa
  • Italian Bellini: Instead of just adding peach puree, freeze it first in a fun shape and add it to the champagne.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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July 4th Fruit Ice Champagne Cocktails

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