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Buck’s Fizz Cocktail: the classic cocktail recipe

Total time: 5 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
By Cookist
Orange juice
5 cl
10 cl

The Buck's Fizz is a very easy cocktail made of two parts champagne and one part orange juice, unlike the equally similar Mimosa which requires the same ingredients used in a 1:1 ratio. This drink is a classic recipe that should date back to 1921 when it was served for the first time at Buck's Club in London. In fact, it seems this is where the name of the cocktail should come from. Buck's Fizz is very popular and delicious, turning out to be the perfect drink to serve at brunches and parties as it isn't strong and goes great with different types of food. In United Kingdom, people prepare it also for Christmas breakfast to celebrate the day since the morning.

How to make Buck's Fizz

Pour the orange juice in a champagne flute.

Top slowly with champagne. Stir gently.

Garnish with an orange peel or another fruit. Serve and enjoy!


– In case you don't have champagne, you can also use another sparkling wine such as Prosecco or Cava.

– If you forget to stir the drink, don't worry. Champagne bubbles have a strong mixing action that will do all the work for you.

– For a fresh and authentic result, squeeze oranges yourself.

– Garnish your drink with fresh fruit or an orange peel to enhance its flavor.

Buck's Fizz Variations

– For a non alcoholic Buck's Fizz, replace champagne with sparkling cider or grape juice.

– Try other kinds of juice such as apple, berry, or even peach if you want to turn your Buck's Fizz into the Bellini.

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