Cocktails: Bubbles Deluxe

I previewed Smith's new Sparkling Rose cocktails... a very special drink, indeed. 


Last week I previewed Smith's new Sparkling Rose cocktails... a very special drink, indeed.

Everyone loves a little champers (or one of its sisters like prosecco and cava).  It’s a happy, celebratory thing that, when mixed with the right ingredients, becomes a rather dreamy, bubbly nectar.  Call me corny for loving the champagne cocktail, and definitely label me a total girl, but I think it’s time to give champagne cocktails their due.  

I was inspired by my tasting of the Sparkling Rose, a new cocktail hitting the list at Smith’s next week (you heard it hear first, folks!).  It’s like taking a sip of spring itself.  Smith’s resident mixologist Scott Dansby offered up the ingredients: muddled raspberry, lychee and rose syrups, lime zest and prosecco.  It’s $14, and you get an added treat- a raspberry-rose macaroon from Sweet Chick Boutique Patisserie.  

Here are a few other cocktails from my favorite bars/lounges, all of whom are doing their part to take champers to a new level of awesome, due in part to their clever little names…

Bemelman’s Bar 35 E. 76th St, UES (wildly expensive but the atmosphere and snack tray makes it so worth it)

The Champino: Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Lemon, Champagne

Employees Only 510 Hudson St, West Village

Kumquat Sangaree: Kumquats candied with Allspice, blended with demi-sec Mumm’s $18

Marlow and Sons 81 Broadway, Williamsburg (cocktails $9 each)

The Gay Monday: Gin, Grapefruit, Lime, Egg White, Sparkling Wine 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Wild Turkey Rye, Fernet Branca, Sparkling Wine, Orange

Bubble Lounge (champagne cocktails $16)

Paris Blossom: Champagne Henriot Brut and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Champagne Cocktail: Enrico Prosecco , Sugar Cube, Brandy, Grand Marnier & Angostura Bitters

Death and Company (champagne cocktails $14)

Dark’n’Bubbly: Champagne, Gosling Dark Rum, Curried Ginger Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice

North by Northwest: Champagne, Aviation Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, St. George Absinthe

Miss Behavin’: Champagne, Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Laird’s Bonded Applejack, Fresh Lemon Juice

Public  210 Elizabeth St, Nolita (champagne cocktails $12)

Fig and Vanilla Bellini:  Prosecco with vanilla and fresh fig

Pear and Lemongrass Fizz: Grey Goose La Poire vodka, pear juice, lemongrass, lemon juice and prosecco

Freeman’s, end of Freeman’s Alley off Rivington, LES (all cocktails $12)

French 75: so classic. Gin, lemon juice, champagne


I also suggest visiting one of the following for fantastic cocktails (their menus weren’t available online and I was afraid of butchering the ingredients): Little Branch, Lower East Side Company Bar, PDT, Randolph and Pegu.



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5 responses to “Cocktails: Bubbles Deluxe

  1. DC

    While I do not drink Champagne cocktails (as I am the sort of man who built the Eiffel Tower out of steel and brawn), I did happen upon a pretty spectacular place to chug them— if one were so inclined. On Sundays at Paradou, on Little West 12th, they have a $29 all you can drink champagne cocktail special (select from about 5 different house specialties), and included is an entrée from their brunch menu (which was really very good).

    • noriamorales

      Why thank you for the tip, kind sir!

      This is a great deal… looked on the menu and they offer the following cocktails (usually priced at $14):
      Chaperon Rouge (Fresh Strawberry Purée),
      Benito (Grapefruit Juice)
      Kir Royal (Crème de Cassis)
      Mimosa (Fresh Squeezed OJ)
      Bellini (Fresh Peach Purée)

      You can help absorb the alcohol with a ham and gruyere omelette or the “sassy” sausage sandwich.

      This deal is good Fri-Sunday. Paradou, 8 Little W. 12th in Meatpacking. Website is

  2. Joan

    Yesterday we had a lovely al fresco lunch under the grape arbor complete with chilled prosecco dunked with Grand Manier soaked blood orange. Soooo good! A fun lunch to celebrate the boy turning 21! (even if he was at the Bouncing Souls Concert..) love prosecco complete with a soda pop top! No cork here! (Ten bucks a bottle)

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  4. Hey Hunnie, amazing post! This is on point to what I was searching for

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