Buck’s Fizz
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Buck’s Fizz
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.45 / 5
Buck's Fizz is a classic and refreshing brunch cocktail that is believed to have been created in the early 1920s at London's Buck's Club. It is a simple and elegant ... more Buck's Fizz is a classic and refreshing brunch cocktail that is believed to have been created in the early 1920s at London's Buck's Club. It is a simple and elegant drink that combines equal parts of orange juice and Champagne, creating a delightful balance of sweetness and bubbles. The orange juice provides a bright and tangy flavor, while the Champagne adds a touch of complexity and effervescence. Originally created as a morning pick-me-up, Buck's Fizz has become a popular choice for any time of day, and is particularly loved as a celebratory drink. It is best enjoyed chilled in a flute glass and garnished with a twist of orange peel.
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1921
Base ingredient
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Champagne / prosecco
Garnish
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Orange
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8% | 1.2 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Buck's Fizz is both elegant and effervescent, with the zesty flavour of fresh orange juice beautifully complementing the crisp and bubbly champagne. This simple yet sophisticated concoction, which originated in London's bustling 1920s, offers a refreshing tanginess that proves irresistible at brunch or as a celebratory toast, making it undeniable timeless.

Method
How to make a Buck’s Fizz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the orange juice to a champagne flute and top up with champagne
Stir
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve
~ Ensure both ingredients are well chilled before mixing ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Buck's Fizz?

Buck's Fizz was invented in 1921 by a bartender at the Buck's Club in London. It was created as a lighter alternative to straight champagne, appealing to guests who wanted a refreshing, alcoholic beverage earlier in the day.

FAQ

What is the difference between Buck's Fizz and Mimosa?

The main difference between Buck's Fizz and Mimosa lies in their proportions. A Buck's Fizz typically has a higher ratio of champagne to orange juice (2:1), while a Mimosa is served with equal parts of both. This makes Buck's Fizz a slightly stronger and less sweet option.

FAQ

Can I use something other than champagne or prosecco in Buck's Fizz?

While traditionally made with champagne or prosecco, some variations of Buck's Fizz may use other sparkling wines for a similar effect. The key is to choose a dry and bubbly wine that complements the sweetness of the orange juice.

FAQ

Is Buck's Fizz suitable for a brunch setting?

Absolutely. Buck's Fizz is often associated with brunch or early-day celebrations due to its refreshing nature and moderate alcohol content. It's a popular choice for holidays, weddings, and special breakfasts.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve Buck's Fizz to preserve its fizz and flavor?

Buck's Fizz should be served cold in a champagne glass to preserve its fizz. Pour the orange juice first, then gently add the champagne or prosecco to avoid excessive bubbling and mixing. This method helps maintain the layered flavor and the delicate effervescence of the cocktail.

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