I am not a big drinker but when it comes to the holidays I love creating little drinks that I can enjoy that aren’t too strong and perfect for the holiday season. This one I made up by accident really. I was at a party with friends and everyone was drinking the famous orange juice and champagne (mimosas as we call them in the states). I have had a bad reaction to oranges in the past so I stay clear of them. I really wanted to have something different and my friend had a bunch of lemons in her kitchen, so I cut one in half and added it to my champagne. It has evolved a little over time and this has become my favorite combo for my yummy, Fizzy Lemon Cocktail Recipe.
How To Sugar Rim A Glass
If you have never sugar coat a glass before it’s super easy. Take a wet sponge and wipe around the edge of the glass, gently so it stays wet, not wiped. Immediately turn it upside down and place on a plate full of sugar and move it around a little bit. It will coat just the edges perfectly. Depending on the drink you can do the same with salted rims too, especially for those margaritas.
Tips For The Perfect Fizzy Lemon Cocktail
I squeeze my lemons straight into a shot glass, less mess and then I know when I have squeezed enough so less waste too. Below you can see I did a lemon twist on a mini skewer, gives it a glamorous feel to it.
If you aren’t a fan of lemon twists or prefer your lemon on the side, just slice halfway through your lemon circle and slip on the edge of your glass.
Fizzy Lemon Cocktails
For Two Cocktails
- 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- Prosecco or Champagne of your choice chilled
- 3 lemons
In a bowl mix your boiling water and sugar until it melts
Add one shot glass full of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about two lemons)
Sprinkle extra sugar on a plate and using a wet sponge wet the rip of your martini glass and tip it upside down in the sugar, to coat the outer rim *see photo above
In your sugar coated martini glass, fill half way with your homemade lemonade and other half with your chilled prosecco or champagne
Slice a thin piece of lemon off your third lemon, make a slit in the side to dress your drink or twist it on a skewer over the top to complete the look
Sometimes I like to throw a raspberry at the bottom for a festive feel during Christmas time!
It really is a great fizzy cocktail to whip up at any special occasion. Having people over soon, try it out and let me know what you think. Tweet me a photo and I will be sure to share it too! Want to make them for festive for Christmas throw a raspberry or cherry at the bottom instead of your lemon twist!
More Festive Drinks
This fizzy lemon cocktail isn’t the only festive cocktail I make! If you like Irish Cream then you’ll love my Irish Cream recipes. I also have a chocolate pumpkin spice martini which is delicious all through winter and my vampire fizz, which was named for Halloween but is perfect for any celebration. It’s red colour fits right in with the Christmas decor!
Alice Megan says
I love this so quick but it looks really professional
Thank you. Yes fast and easy is my recipe motto for drinks or food. Hahaha
Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says
Yummmm! Will have to take this recipe on holiday with me for a celebratory drink when we arrive at our villa – its a two day road-trip with two little ones so I’m sure to need it by then! x
Oh wow that sounds both amazing and tiring. Good luck. Yes bring the lemons will refresh you and champagne will relax you. Hahaha
Vikki Holness says
Jenny, your photography is amazing, these photos look so professional. Will definitely have to give these Fizzy Lemon Cocktails a go, they look so tempting! xxx
Thank you Vikki so much. I hope someday to photograph and style for a cooking magazine or cookbook. But have so much work and improvement to do before then.
Super Busy Mum says
Not a big drinker myself but these look really scrummy! haha! Great photos too Jenny x
Me neither that’s why I love them. More like a sparkly lemonade. Lol
as it happens I have just popped a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge…I also have lemons, so I guess I might have to try this then!
Oh !!! lucky you then!!! Coincidence lol enjoy.
This looks fab and I will be trying it!
Thank you. Let me know what you think.
Wow! That sounds, and looks, amazing xx
Ahhh thanks babes. You must try it out. So yummy. It’s fun to practice drink styling with them too. Lol
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
I am a BIG lemon fan, this sounds gorgeous. I am definitely in!! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x
Thank hun, I hope you won’t be disappointed. It’s heavenly and fresh too! 😉 Got to be healthy if there is lemons involved. 😉