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Scottsdale’s Best Champagne Cocktails


There’s something perennially festive about the effervescence of sparkling wine. While a glass of champagne defines New Year’s Eve and milestone events, adding your favorite bubbly to a refreshing cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate all year round!

MixedUp Bar at Royal Palms

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Try the Marie Antionette at MixUp Bar at Royal Palms, which features local Arizona gin, honeysuckle liquor topped with sparkling wine. A perfectly balanced, refreshing libation perfect for celebrating any occasion. 


Second Story Liquor Bar

French 75 at Second Story Liquor Bar

At Second Story Liquor Bar, enjoy a delicious variation of the French 75, substituting the traditional gin or cognac with Belle Paire, a lovely pear liqueur from Provence that adds an elegant fruitiness that will have you ordering another (and another). We'll raise our glass to that!


ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho

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The Apricot Spritz at ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho is an inventive take on an Aperol Spritz. In addition to Aperol, you'll taste gin and luxardo apricot – a tasty liquor from the fruit itself, topped with bubbly, as always!


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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For a superb 1800s-era champagne cocktail, head to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Even if you haven’t booked a room, you’ll want to visit to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, including the classic Champagne cocktail made with sparkling wine poured over an Angostura bitters- soaked sugar cube.


Zinc Bistro

Champagn drink at Zinc

Sometimes, a nice glass of plain champagne hits the spot, and what better place to enjoy this beloved French drink than at Zinc Bistro. Take a seat at the zinc-topped bar in this Paris- inspired restaurant to enjoy one of many selections of the delicious bubbly wine.

Whether it’s American sparkling, French Champagne, Italian prosecco or Spanish cava in your cocktail, these Scottsdale sparklers are guaranteed to turn any occasion into something special.

Christina Barrueta is an award-winning food, beverage and travel writer who has written for publications such as Phoenix Home and Garden, WhereTraveler, and Time Out. The author of Arizona Wine: A History of Perseverance and Passion and Phoenix Cooks cookbook, she has been inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame and recognized for awards including PHOENIX Magazine’s Best Food Blog. and Arizona Foothills magazine’s Favorite Food Website, Best Food Instagram, and Most Influential in Valley Food.