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Nine Champagne Cocktails to Try Now

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Want to live like a whale, but don't want to throw down on bottles of champagne? Eater brings you Nine Champagne Cocktails in New Orleans that will make you feel like a high roller, but won't break the bank. Each of these cocktails has a unique mix of ingredients, from honeysuckle-infused vodka to a house made ginger spiced tea shrub, proving that Champagne isn't just the perfect pairing for hundred dollar billz, y'all.

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GW Fins

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Chef Tenney Flynn's impeccable menu of fresh fish and seafood is accompanied by a slew of craft cocktails, including the champagne-friendly variety. The NOLA Fizz, with St. Germain, fresh grapefruit, champagne, and thyme, all served over ice, is particularly effervescent.

Lilette

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John Harris Magazine Street gem boasts several champagne cocktails, including their signature drink, The Lilette Rouge, made with muddled lime, orange, and prosecco on the rocks.
The new Bywater restaurant from Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne of cocktail-centric Iris, has a couple bubbles-based drinks including a traditional Spritz with Campari and Prosecco, club soda and orange served over ice.
Sure, it may seem like a sin to not drink whiskey and beer with the incredible Cajun food at Donald Link's flagship, but the Honeysuckle Rose cocktail with grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle vodka, and prosecco, is perhaps light enough to keep you from exiting the building in Violet Beauregard fashion.
The Ginger Baby, from bartender Ryan Gannon at Cure, is definitely a unique take on the champagne cocktail, without the usual fruity suspects. A house made ginger spiced tea shrub is topped with sparkling wine and a spray of bay leaf tincture.

Herbsaint

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The restaurant is named after the anise-flavored booze, so naturally an Herbsaint Champagne Cocktail is a best-seller at this Donald Link restaurant. The drink is comprised of Herbsaint, blackberry liqueur, bubbles, and a twist of lemon. Watch it be made here.

Sylvain NoLa

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Don't want just plain Veuve Clicquot with your French Fries, Sylvain also has a Champagne Cocktail with lavender, Terrerio Prosecco AND champagne.

Bar Tonique

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The craft cocktail bar stays true to the origins of the Champagne Cocktail, circa 1850, with a simple recipe that includes bubbly, peach bitters, a sugar cube and lemon peel.

Bellocq

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At Bellocq in the Hotel Modern, Kirk Estopinal and company make The Gingerly, with Barrolo Chinnato, McKenna bonded bourbon, hum (a botanical liqueur) and orange peel. The drink is shaken, strained and then topped with champers.

GW Fins

Chef Tenney Flynn's impeccable menu of fresh fish and seafood is accompanied by a slew of craft cocktails, including the champagne-friendly variety. The NOLA Fizz, with St. Germain, fresh grapefruit, champagne, and thyme, all served over ice, is particularly effervescent.

Lilette

John Harris Magazine Street gem boasts several champagne cocktails, including their signature drink, The Lilette Rouge, made with muddled lime, orange, and prosecco on the rocks.

Mariza

The new Bywater restaurant from Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne of cocktail-centric Iris, has a couple bubbles-based drinks including a traditional Spritz with Campari and Prosecco, club soda and orange served over ice.

Cochon

Sure, it may seem like a sin to not drink whiskey and beer with the incredible Cajun food at Donald Link's flagship, but the Honeysuckle Rose cocktail with grapefruit, lemon, honeysuckle vodka, and prosecco, is perhaps light enough to keep you from exiting the building in Violet Beauregard fashion.

Cure

The Ginger Baby, from bartender Ryan Gannon at Cure, is definitely a unique take on the champagne cocktail, without the usual fruity suspects. A house made ginger spiced tea shrub is topped with sparkling wine and a spray of bay leaf tincture.

Herbsaint

The restaurant is named after the anise-flavored booze, so naturally an Herbsaint Champagne Cocktail is a best-seller at this Donald Link restaurant. The drink is comprised of Herbsaint, blackberry liqueur, bubbles, and a twist of lemon. Watch it be made here.

Sylvain NoLa

Don't want just plain Veuve Clicquot with your French Fries, Sylvain also has a Champagne Cocktail with lavender, Terrerio Prosecco AND champagne.

Bar Tonique

The craft cocktail bar stays true to the origins of the Champagne Cocktail, circa 1850, with a simple recipe that includes bubbly, peach bitters, a sugar cube and lemon peel.

Bellocq

At Bellocq in the Hotel Modern, Kirk Estopinal and company make The Gingerly, with Barrolo Chinnato, McKenna bonded bourbon, hum (a botanical liqueur) and orange peel. The drink is shaken, strained and then topped with champers.

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