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Bridgerton Cocktail – Champagne Punch Drink Recipe

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Last Updated on March 12, 2024 by Leah Hall

 This Bridgerton cocktail is the perfect way to honor the Netflix show, Bridgerton! London Dry Gin and a rosé champagne combine with some other tasty flavors for this classy gin and champagne cocktail perfect for sipping in Regency period ballrooms.


 So, we think this is a drink that Penelope Featherington would find most appropriate for a evening soiree, and one Lady Whistledown would want to write about! (Maybe, I don’t think women were allowed to drink gin in the Regency time, but we are going to skip over that detail).


The first season of the Netflix series Bridgerton was all about Daphne (diamond of the season) and the Duke of Hastings, the second season was Kate and Anthony Bridgerton, and the third season, dear reader is about Penelope and Colin. The Bridgerton family, led by Lady Bridgerton brings high society and the social season to you, while we bring you Bridgerton-inspired cocktails.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe against a blue background held by a hand

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With beautiful costumes, fancy furnishings, fun characters, and some scandalous gossip, the Bridgerton series on Netflix has all the ingredients of the perfect binge session.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind

Bridgerton Series on Netflix

If you have no idea what I am talking about, that’s fine, you can still enjoy the gin and champagne cocktail at the bottom of this post! But if you do know what I am talking about, welcome to the obsession that is Bridgerton! I think I started reading the series a while back (the first book came out in 2000), I think I started the series in 2003, I read the series out of order, but loved it then, never thinking it would be made into a fun and relevant to 2020 series 20 years later.


So when I heard that the series was coming out, I was all about it! Which made me think about my love of all things Regency. I have always loved books set in that time (Thanks, Jane Austen!) and my love of romance novels set in the same era made it a perfect fit. I started researching what they ate and drank in those times, let’s be real though – we are talking here about what the nobility and rich people ate, not commoners and servants. But, it is fun to see what the hoity toity of those partook in.


The drama of Bridgerton takes place amidst a backdrop of lavish dinners, dances and events. In London, in the 1810s, dinner parties were the height of socializing, and were often a long affair with many dishes. According to the Jane Austen Centre, attendees could expect to be offered “soup, meat, game, pickles, jellies, vegetables, custards, puddings- anywhere from five to twenty-five dishes depending on the grandeur of the occasion”. Whew. I am tired just thinking about it.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind

Notable Food and Drink in Regency Times

  • Afternoon Tea – Should Lady Whistledown come for tea, you should know it was served with comfortable chairs in the drawing room or lady’s sitting room, or in the garden. Tea was served at home by the hostess. Tea was made by the ladies of the house to prevent servants from taking any of this expensive product for their own use. And there was a whole lot of tea.
  • Dinner – Dinner was normally eaten at about 5:00 pm and was the most extravagant meal, especially if guests were present. All the dishes were put on the table at the start of the meal and etiquette said the table should be “covered but not crowded”. The first course would probably be soup, favorites were chestnut or artichoke. Next, roasted meat, then sweet and savory pies and tarts, and also the game and fish. Vegetables would often be in a butter sauce, as butter was more expensive than meat, so it showed off the hosts’ wealth. Pickled vegetables were also popular. (Vegetables were quite new in fashion because it was belief that vegetables were bad for you before this!) Then dessert. It was often displayed in a pyramid shape using fruits or marzipan.
    • Sugar was believed to help digestion and a drink using ginger was drank to help ‘an overfull stomach’. Comfits: nuts or spices covered in layers of sugar, also thought to be medicinal, were eaten, and licorice still remains popular today.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind

  • Evening Tea – Tea was also served one-two hours after dinner. But, this could be anytime after their meal. There were people that ate dinner at 4, others at 8. People who did not follow the latest fashion in dining kept the earlier dinner hours. After tea, “…when the tea things were removed, and the card tables placed” (from Pride and Prejudice) the guests would play games, such as riddles or charades, or read aloud. Tea was also provided at balls, when suppers were served at midnight, on visits and at musicales. A lady at a ball had to have a gentleman escort her to the tea room.
  • Supper – This meal was eaten as late as 10:00 or 11:00 at night, or midnight at balls. Returning from the opera or theater in their coach, people would have a warm drink or light meal like soup. Often a “negus” was made up for guests twenty minutes before they were due to leave. It was made of calves foot jelly, wine, boiling water, lemon and spices. (I don’t think we will be making that one!)
  • Regency Drinks – The patronesses of Almack’s served orgeat and ratafia, both sweet drinks. Orgeat syrup, made with almond extract, sugar, and orange flower water, was (and still is) added as a flavoring to punch, coffee, or cocktails. Some drinks were made like orgeat lemonade. Orgeat lemonade would have been orgeat syrup, lemonade and soda water, and might well have been the sort of drink served at Almack’s. Ratafia, was either distilled or with an infusion of fruits and spices. Ratafia had an alcoholic base of Marc brandy and grape juice. A liqueur routinely made in December, could be ready to serve two months later on Valentine’s Day. A recipe for dark brown ratafia suggested that it be stored in an oak barrel for at least two years.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind

  • Wines and LiquorMadeira is a sweet fortified wine that was popular especially in Colonial America. Brandy was also added to stop the conversion of alcohol from the sugars in the grapes. Madeira became so popular in colonial America that nearly 25% of all Madeira wine was shipped there. A chemical reaction occurred inside the casks during the long and hot voyage across the ocean: the wine improved in flavor. Before this, they thought for Madeira to age well, the wine had to cross the equator in order to heat up sufficiently. Madeira was offered as an aperitif, or with cheese and dessert after dinner.
  • Cordials or Liqueurs – these had a reputation as wholesome or medicinal drinks, and personal recipes were everywhere and differed from home to home. The arrack punch at Vauxhall Gardens was drunk by both men and women, despite being strong. Some men preferred to mix their own punch, like rum punch (rum, lemon, spices, black tea and sugar), Regent’s punch (citrus, rum, spices, green tea, rum, arrack and champagne) were popular choices.
  • Sherry – was also popular with men and some women, but red wines like claret, burgundy and port tended to be drunk by men. Brandy, gin and rum were imbibed by upper class men.

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind

Ingredients for the Bridgerton Cocktail

So now that we had a bit of a history lesson, on to the Bridgerton cocktail! We wanted to bring the flavors of England all in one drink, so we chose to make it a light and pink drink that is perfect for sharing with your beau and plus, it just looks fabulous!


  • London Dry Gin – any brand that you prefer, or is your favorite.
  • Earl Gray Tea Syrup – easy to make, this tea syrup is just a homemade sugar syrup steeped with tea.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice is best!
  • Lemon Bitters – this adds even more lemon flavor to the cocktail. Lemon bitters are a great choice.
  • Rosé Champagne – We loved using a rosé, as it gave a lovely cocktail to the cocktail. Use a dry (brut) champagne for this.


It’s a bit of London, and you will feel classy AF if you have one of these while watching Bridgerton! A perfect champagne gin affair to celebrate Colin and Penelope!

Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe against a blue background held by a hand

How to Make this Bridgerton Cocktail

We love a good themed cocktail, and this one is close to the classic cocktail, French 75. You will need a cocktail shaker for this one! Combine all ingredients except the champagne in a cocktail shaker with ice.


Shake and strain this tea cocktail into cocktail coupe. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel if desired. This champagne cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or become the talk of the ton at a queen’s ball.


Tips & Tricks

  • Bitters – if you don’t want to use lemon bitters, there is a great Earl Gray Bitters, too! Both are great choices.
  • Champagne – of course, we used a Rosé, but feel free to use any champagne you would like to. Just make that it is dry, not sweet.
  • Glassware – this is best served up in a coupe.
  • Garnish – lemon peel is an easy choice. Or, lemon slices would sit will on the glass edge. Other options could be a slice of orange, edible flowers or orange twist.
  • Gin – we encourage a London Dry gin for this perfect sip. But, if you want to switch it up a little, make it a fun purple gin cocktail with Empress gin.


Cheers to this gin and champagne cocktail perfect for the Bridgerton household!


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Bridgerton cocktail, a golden color in a copper stemmed coupe, copper barware behind
Yield: 1

Bridgerton Cocktail

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Gin and Champage cocktail is in honor of the Bridgerton show. A great take on English flavors and a tasty pink drink for Valentine's Day!



  1. Combine gin, lemon juice, Earl Grey Syrup and bitters in shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into coupe.
  3. Top with rosé champagne.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel if desired.
  5. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: .1gSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 12.6gSugar: .2gProtein: .1g

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Jenn Beard

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Fun post -- and good thing another season is coming, more occasions for sipping on Bridgerton drinks!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Thanks - we thought it was such a fun one!!

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