Signature Drinks - Part 1, Classic Champagne
We are fancy ladies (sometimes we are fancy in our pjs, but still - fancy!) and while sipping champagne cocktails during last night's
domination Super Bowl game, I thought - wouldn't it be fun to have a series on signature drinks?
The answer is - duh! So, here is the first of 4 "Signature Drink"
ramblings insights from yours truly!
I loooove champagne - especially at a wedding when everyone is already bubbly with excitement! What better way to serve this classic celebratory liquid than to create a festive signature drink? Over the years we have created and sampled (yeah. This job is hard sometimes!) several champagne drinks. Here are our top three favorites!
St. Germaine Champagne Cocktail Simple and sweet. Champagne + a splash of St. Germaine + Raspberry to garnish.
Bubbly Martini A little unexpected and delightfully fresh. Champagne + a splash of Gin. Mix into a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with Olives.
Champagne Mojitos This drink is a favorite of mine and perfect for a summer wedding! It takes a little more prep like a regular mojito, but is worth the (bartender's) efforts! It is prepared with rum and fresh mint just like a classic mojito but topped with a splash (or 2 in my case) of champagne.
3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish. 6 limes, cut into wedges, 2 cups light rum, cracked ice and 3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over high heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher.
Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and enjoy!!
The Glass Don't forget to take into account the glassware your choose to serve your highlighted sips. Make your champagne cocktails extra inviting by serving them in one of these charming retro champagne glasses!
(images from googleimage.com, recipe from foodandwine.com)
*We hate it when people share our personal info – we promise not to share yours!