Moët & Chandon toasts to the NBA Season with slam dunk cocktails

MOET & Chandon, official Champagne of the NBA, photo provided by MOET Chandon
MOET & Chandon, official Champagne of the NBA, photo provided by MOET Chandon /

As the official Champagne of the NBA, Moët & Chandon is always ready to pop open a bottle to celebrate. From that last minute three point winning shot to the impossible fade-away that finds the basket, the bubbles could  always be flowing. While both the NBA and Moët & Chandon appreciate the sentiment of Greatness Under Pressure, there is always a reason to celebrate.

In the recent campaign for Greatness Under Pressure, Moët & Chandon partnered with 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird. While these two players have earned greatness on the court, the reality is that that hard work and determination extended beyond the paint.

Anthony said, “Greatness is earned, not inherited. My hope is that through this campaign, people will realize that it’s our character, our community, and the obstacles we overcome that make us truly great.”

For Bird, she said, “It’s the hard work, discipline and time you put in that define greatness. Of course, with all of this comes taking time to celebrate the milestone moments, no matter how big or small.”

Whether it is the difficulties of the past year or people appreciating that life is full of reasons to celebrate, that bottle of sparkling wine shouldn’t be left on the shelf to collect dust. There are plenty of reasons and opportunities to toast to any occasion.

What basketball cocktails does Moët & Chandon recommend?

While enjoying a bottle of chilled Moët & Chandon on its own is always delightful, cocktails add a little extra sparkle to the celebration. The brand has recommended three options that will definitely get people cheering.

Moët Courtside Crush


  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 20 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Moët Impérial


  • Pour all the ingredients into a glass half-full of ice and stir quickly. Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon zest and serve with a smile,

Full Court Fizz


  • 10 ml DOM Bénédictine
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 15 ml honey syrup*
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
  • *Honey syrup: mix 1 part honey with 1 part water (50/50)


  • Pour the DOM Bénédictine, lemon juice and honey syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice cubes and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Rosé Impérial,

Three-Point Punch


  • 1 Egg White
  • 25 ml White Rum
  • 20 ml White Wine
  • 10 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 10 ml Lemon Juice
  • 20 ml Fresh Orange Juice
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial


  • Add the egg white, rum, wine, syrup, lemon juice and orange juice to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake. Mould some crushed ice into a ball and place in a large coupe. Pour the drink around it and top with Moët Impérial. Garnish with orange peel and serve with a smile.

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What beverages is your favorite celebratory sip? Do you need a special reason to pop open a bottle?