It was only earlier this week that a women was searching for the perfect drink to celebrate a bridal shower. Being overwhelmed by the vast amounts of liquors and wines it can sometimes be off putting. How can you satisfy everyone? Something that wouldn't be overwhelming after the brides mother and bride's requested champagne punch!
CHAMPAGNE you can dress it up or just take it down.
Choice pick. Whether you call it champagne or sparkling wine, whether you like sweet, brut or extra dry. The choices are nearly endless. And for an occasion for many people where its difficult to please everyone you can try.
If its just a certain kind of champagne/ sparkling wine (MOET, Chandon, Korbel, to name a few) you are satisfied with you can stop there, but why? Here are just a few suggestions how you can make an event a little more special by either allowing your guest to experiment with drink making themselves or introduce them to a new variety.
Are always a good way to start the day whether on vacation or just a special day. Its a easy drink to make being only champagne and orange juice (1:1). *Feel a little experimental, use a different kind of juice, grapefruit is always a good choice the bitters compliment the effervescent and good if your not looking for something as sweet as orange juice. Just for looks you should choose a fruit that compliments the juice as a garnish. Or allow the fruit to mingle in the champagne flute.
1 (6 oz.) frozen orange juice
1 liter bottle ginger ale
1 (10 oz.) box frozen strawberries
1/2 liter vodka
2 bottles champagne
Mix all your ingredients except the champagne. You don't want it to lose its sparkle before your even done mixing. *Should always tilt your flute to maintain the bubbles. Makes 6 drinks.
For more flavors in the champagne you should check out the LIQUEUR AISLES.
BASIC FORMULA: 1/4 oz LIQUEUR CHOICE in flute topped with champagne of choice.
Chambord Champagne. A nice way to add a little more zing. Chambord is a raspberry flavored cognac based liqueur. Added in champagne for a little flavor and color.
Pama Champagne. Is a pomegranate flavored vodka and tequila liqueur that can be used just like the previously mentioned drink, just a fruity flavor with a little bit of citrus kick.
Sparkling NUVO. NUVO is already a sparkling champagne and vodka blend. Its delicious on the rocks but if you want to make it last a little longer add to champagne. Serve chilled. Also available in NUVO LEMON SORBET.
Mandarine Napoleon. Mandarine Napoleon is named after its taste of Sicilian tangerines, cognac based.
Grand Marnier. This is a orange flavored cognac based liqueur.
Grand Gala Liqueur. Comparable to the Grand Marnier, but is a brandy based liqueur made in Italy.
Sparkling Jello Shots.
Although these aren't necessarily a clean and easy to drink shot, they are super fun!
1 package white grape sparkling Jell-O mix (3 ounces)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chilled Champagne
New IDEAS USE the orange peel as a jello shot by cutting oranges in half gutting and filling the orange with jello mixture, allow to turn to harden before cutting into slices.
- Place the Jell-O in a large mixing bowl and add the boiling water.
- Stir 2 minutes or until the powder is completely dissolved.
- Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Add the champagne slowly—the mixture will foam.
- Pour the mixture into an ice-cube tray and let set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- When the Jello shots are firm, dip the trays in hot water for 5 seconds to loosen the Jello cubes.
- Run a thin knife around the edges of each cube, then invert over a large bowl to catch the cubes.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Serve in small plastic cups or place all the cubes in a chilled punch bowl and let your guests serve themselves with ice tongs.
Well as Im sure I can add more I will leave it at this for now. Please feel free to leave your recipes below. Or favorite champagne dishes. We always love the creative!