Starburst Champagne Cocktails

These are the perfect champagne cocktail for any occasion. They are bound to be a huge hit with any group. Who doesn’t love a bright festive cocktail!?

fruity and colorful champagne cocktails


 

Champagne Cocktail

I love a good champagne cocktail. It is typically a mix of bubbly champagne, a little bit of sugar, and bitters. Delicious but also requires a bit of work. Last New Year’s I was introduced to a new champagne drink: Starburst Champagne Cocktails and now I’m a little obsessed.

Imagine 25 adults shuffling around a house giddy about their orange, yellow, pink, and red bubbly. This will be the most fun you’ve had in a while!

four champagne cocktails- pink, orange and yellows

Apparently someone brought back this tradition from college. You know, when “the good stuff” was any stuff you can get your hands on. Much like dropping a Jolly Rancher in Zima.

Now that your palette has refined past Starburst shots, you can appreciate some of the better things, but the nostalgia attached to these can’t be matched. And you don’t need all the usual mixers; juices, simple syrup or sweet and sour mix.

What You’ll Need

Starburst drinks are a great compromise for everyone’s palette. Not too sweet with a touch of tropical fruit flavor. This nice effervescent champagne or sparkling wine and Starburst combo, this is just the ticket.

When it comes to buying your bubbles, you don’t have to go too crazy. Because you are enjoying it on its own, it is my opinion that you don’t have to buy the highest-end bottle you can find. I would find something in the middle of the road and if you are unsure, just ask the person at your local shop.

As for the candy, just pick your favorite flavor or even make unique pairings using two flavors! My favorite is a pink starburst.

sparkling wine bottle surrounded by starburst candy

Kiddie Cocktails, Too

And it doesn’t have to only be the adults who are getting in on the fun. No, I am not suggesting serving your children alcohol. When you pick up your bubbles, grab a bottle of sparkling cider as well.

In my book, that makes them perfect for New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day Brunch or even a birthday. Wonderfully celebratory no matter the occasion.

four starburst drinks in cocktail glasses

Have a bachelorette, bridal shower, or baby shower coming up? This is the drink for you. You can easily match the flavor of Starburst to your theme. Pink Champagne Cocktail for baby girls and blue for the boys or even match the theme colors of a wedding.

How to Make

Making them is easy!

how to make starburst sparkling cocktails
  1. Use your favorite sparkling wine, but don’t get an expensive one. Something a little drier works best because Starburst candy are sweet in their own right.
  2. Cut your favorite Starburst flavors into four smaller pieces. Any fruit chew will work.
  3. Drop all 4 pieces into a champagne flute or other glass for serving and fill with sparkling wine or cider. Allow for it to sit for 4-5 minutes and the candy will start to dissolve and flavor the drink. You can drop them in whole, but it takes a long time to dissolve.

And there you go- bubbly cocktails with just a slight touch of sweet.

champagne drinks in glasses

More Cocktail Ideas using Champagne

If you like these, then you also love Champagne Floats, Champagne Jello Shots or Sparkling Sangria. All of which you can also make with sparkling wine or sparkling cider. Scroll on down for party appetizer ideas perfect for pairing with your cocktails.

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colorful sparkling cocktails

Starburst Champagne Cocktails

4.91 from 11 votes
Champagne Cocktails using Starburst candy- bubbly with a hint of sweet flavor. Also makes the perfect kiddie cocktail using sparkling cider.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle sparkling wine or cider
  • 8 Starburst Candys

Instructions

  • Cut each Starburst into 4 pieces.
  • Place 4 pieces of Starburst candy in each glass and pour sparkling wine over. Wait 4-5 minutes to let it dissolve and flavors develop.
  • If you've tried this recipe, let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 131 kcal, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Sodium: 15 mg, Potassium: 199 mg, Sugar: 5 g, Vitamin C: 3 mg, Calcium: 20 mg, Iron: 0.9 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 131
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: champagne cocktail, kiddie cocktail, mocktail recipe
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    The flavors of the Starbursts really added a fun twist to the classic champagne cocktail. It was sweet, bubbly, and oh so delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Such a simple yet tasty recipe! They look fancy once the starburst has dissolved – perfect for a dinner party!

  3. 5 stars
    These were so fun to make and drink! Everyone was impressed with the flavour and colours. A great addition to our party offerings.

  4. 5 stars
    These Starburst Champagne Cocktails are fun, fruity and flavorful! And they quickly became the talk of my afternoon brunch, we all loved them! Thank you so much!

  5. 5 stars
    I was a little skeptical of this at first, but wowsers is it a great recipe. Easy, fun, and great for brunch.