Buttered Champagne cocktail recipe | Waitrose

By Bruno Loubet & Tony Conigliaro

Nutty brown-butter-infused vodka is the perfect way to spruce up your festive fizz.


3 x 750ml bottles champagne (or sparkling wine)

90g unsalted butter
350ml vodka
20g caster sugar


1. For the butter liqueur, gently heat the butter in a small pan for about 3-4 minutes, until it turns golden brown. Put the vodka in a clean, sealable and heatproof container. Carefully add the warm butter to the vodka (it may spit) and seal tightly. Store in the fridge until the butter re-solidifi es (about 2 hours).

2. Put a coffee fi lter in a sieve and strain the mixture – don’t try to push the butter through; discard the butter. Add the sugar to the liquid and stir to dissolve. Transfer to a cool, sterilised bottle and store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

3. For each serving, pour 15ml butter liqueur into a champagne flute and top up with 100ml champagne (or sparkling wine), stirring gently, if needed. 

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours' chilling
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours' chilling

Serves: 20

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This recipe was first published in Sun Nov 01 16:09:00 GMT 2015.