Raspberry Champagne Floats

Happy almost New Year’s, friends! Part of me is excited that this “dumpster fire of a year,” as most of the internet is calling it, is finally coming to and end. The other part of me knows that nobody knows what’s in store for all of us in 2017, but let me tell you about the silver gold lining.

We will still have wine. And champagne! Thank goodness for champagne.

These are the easiest Raspberry Champagne Floats! The recipe below includes a homemade raspberry sorbet, but also I realize I’m cutting it pretty close to NYE with this recipe, so you can certainly substitute it with store bought.

I’m IN LOVE with these coupe glasses from Anthropolgie, but these floats would be just as cute served in plastic cups or plastic champagne glasses at your NYE shindig. If you go with store bought sorbet, the only other things you need are champagne and raspberries!

I made these floats in partnership with One Hope Wine, and if y’all haven’t seen their glitter bottles, you HAVE TO SEE THEM. They are things of beauty. I’m bummed we can’t ship alcohol here in the state of Alabama, otherwise I’d be ordering them for everything! I found some of One Hope’s Sparkling Brut at my local Whole Foods though, and it pairs perfectly with raspberries for this festive cocktail!

  • 5 cups frozen raspberries, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • (Or 3-4 pints store bought raspberry sorbet)
  • 2 bottles champagne
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish
  1. Add raspberries and water to a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Press mixture through a sieve and discard solids. Add sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice to raspberry puree, and stir to combine.
  3. Freeze according to ice cream maker's instructions. Then transfer to a freezable container.
  4. Freeze 2 to 4 hours for a firmer consistency.
  5. To make floats, place 1 to 2 scoops sorbet into a glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with raspberries.


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