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How to make a simple martini with leftover champagne

Do you never know what to do with that flat champagne or prosecco lurking in the fridge? One of our experts, Ben Watts, has the perfect martini that will impress your date or dinner party guests!

How to make a simple martini with leftover champagne

Mixologist Ben Watts tells us how to make a refreshing and elegant martini variant that makes use of any leftover/slightly flat champagne or prosecco that we all invariably find lurking in the fridge.

1 person
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes


  1. Coupette glass
  2. Strainer
  3. Cocktail Stirrer


  1. Granulated white sugar
  2. Champagne (or Prosecco)
  3. 50 ml of a white spirit (preferably pisco, otherwise dry gin or white rum will do)
  4. 10ml dry white wine (something like a Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay or Albariño)
  5. 10ml champagne cordial
  6. Lemon peel


  1. To make the cordial mix 2 parts of granulated white sugar with 1 part of champagne over a very low heat until dissolved
  2. Stir all the ingredients over ice until 20-25% diluted
  3. Fine strain into a chilled coupette glass
  4. Twist a lemon peel over the glass and discard the peel

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