Champagne Cocktails!

I have a weakness for bubbles. I love carbonated water more than soda. I love sparkling wine more than most other wines. So it has to be the bubbles, the only thing they all have in common.Champagne!

I’ve seen Champagne cocktail recipes before and heard them mentioned in books, but I’ve never tried one. So the other day while scanning through my Meyer Lemon saved Pins a cocktail called French 75 popped into view. After scrolling though it real quick I put Champagne on the list of things to purchase.

The Champagne- I bought the little bottles. I love these little bottles! You open one of the big bottles and you are committed to drinking it in the next day before it becomes still wine.

French 75-
When I bought my little bottles the first time I didn’t buy the recommended type. For a classic French 75 it’s supposed to be brut variety, dry and unsweet, of Champagne. I bought Spumante which is a sweeter variety of Champagne. Oh well, I made it work 🙂
French 75The Classic Recipe:                                       Tara’s Version:
1oz Gin                                                                   2oz Aria Gin
1/4oz Simply Syrup                                             1oz Meyer Lemon Juice
1/2oz Lemon Juice                                              Spumante Champagne
Dry Champagne

The Technique:
Add Gin, Lemon Juice, and if using Simple Syrup to a cocktail shaker with a couple ice cubes. Shake vigoursley, and strain into champagne or wine glass. Top with Champagne and enjoy!

Because I bought the Spumante Champagne I left out the simple syrup and I used Meyer Lemon Juice because I still had several on hand. Overall, it was amazing!

Kumquat Champagne

 

 

Kumquat Champagne Cocktail-
So I actually found this one over on Epicurios vis Pintrest (of course!). I also cut the original recipe into 4th, as I didn’t have a group or a big bottle of Champagne. It was also on easy and only a little time consuming waiting for the kumquat to mix with the Grand Marnier (a fav!). The next time I randomly buy kumquats I’ll have to buy Champagne also so I can drink this again.  Oh, and the little bottles of Champagne are the perfect size for 1/4 of this recipe!!

champagne-mojito

 

Champagne Mojiot-
Not sure where I first encountered this idea. Probable Pinterest, but I’m really not sure. Anyways, I had to go back looking for the recipe I saw, but after reading several versions of this recipe I settled on one uniform trend in them. The trend was, just take your favorite mojito recipe, and instead of club soda just use champagne! And that is exactly what I did! I took my standard recipe and just subbed out the club soda! Yummy  and easy!

 

 

 

Classic Champagne Cocktail-
I got this one from my Cocktail book 🙂 On a Saturday morning I beat the entire family out of bed, Shadow even went back to bed after going outside! So it was just me and my audiobook (Janet Evanovich!) for 40ish minutes. So I made a champagne cocktail as champagne is a breakfast drink, don’t burst my happy bubble. It was quick, simple, and good, all the necessary things for morning cocktails.

Ingredients:
Sugar cube
Aromatic bitters
Champagne; again the little bottle was the perfect size!

Champagne with Huckleberry Liqueur-
So my Father in Law was done and bought a bottle of Huckleberry Liqueur that he had seen on line and wanted to try. Apparently, he had tried an Apricot Liqueur and liked that over ice and wanted to try other flavors. We were talking about how best to drink it, besides over ice, and I mentioned I had some champagne that we could add it to. It was amazing! Not sure how much I added to total to my drink, added a little and tasted it and added a little more to get the right balance, but it was amazing with the champagne. Totally worth getting my own bottle the next time we have guests and I feel up to a big breakfast feast.

 

Yum Yum Yum Yum!! This was fun! I enjoyed playing with the champagne in new ways out side of the standard Mimosa and Bellini drinks.

Enjoy!

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