Champagne with a cotton candy snowball!

Let’s talk about those balloon wine glasses a little bit more, and then I will share my Snowball Champagne cocktail, okay?  My new balloon glasses are part of the Libbey Perfect Signature collection of stemware.

Balloon glasses are perfect for red wine, allowing the reds to breathe better than it would in a smaller white wine glass.  I know what you are thinking…why is she serving champagne in red wine balloon glasses?  Did you see the photo above?  While a flute is the ideal glass for champagne, the snow balls in my cocktail are round(ish) and my balloon glasses are round, so visually they go together perfect.  I guarantee your champagne will be fine in this glass because the sugar in the cotton candy creates lots of bubbles.

For this cocktail, you need white cotton candy.  I was able to find white cotton candy at my local grocery store, but you should be able to find cotton candy online if you cannot find it local.

  • Approximately 1/4 c. of Cotton Candy per glass
  • Brut Champagne

Carefully take a small portion of cotton candy out of the container and loosely roll it into a ball, but do not handle the cotton candy too much or else it will melt in your hands.  I grabbed a bunch, pushed it together slightly, and placed it in the glass.  Fill the glasses with the cotton candy in advance, and they will great a beautiful snowball centerpiece on your bar, waiting to be filled with champagne.

Just before serving, pour champagne in the glass to cover the cotton candy.  The cotton candy will melt into the champagne, creating a slightly sweet, bubbly treat!