Y’all, I’m just like Heather Dubrow…I love champs too! Like, I LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE the bubbly!
It’s a beautiful color, it’s so festive, & usually implies some sort of celebration. I also love brunch, which may contribute to my love affair with champagne…mimosas, duh.
In my family, I am the bartender at every get together. Naturally, champagne cocktails are always on the menu. My favorite cocktail being a French 77, not to be confused with a French 75. Although, it’s basically a French 75 minus the
bug spray gin. I love St. Germain & will drink any cocktails containing the super delicious liqueur. It is an Elderflower liqueur that kind of just barely kisses your lips with its subtle flavor.
However, I am no stranger to putting anything & everything together with champagne. If you really love the taste of straight champs, try it with a few pomegranate seeds thrown in for a little pocket burst of juice. At Thanksgiving, I mixed Apple Cider with champagne & made a little sangria of sorts by adding fruit (apples, duh). Christmas, I did champs with white cranberry juice, pomegranate seeds, & a sprig of rosemary – festive & delicious!
Now, for mixing purposes I do not buy high quality champagne/proscecco. I do not spend more than $10 a bottle for mixing champs. If I’m drinking a glass (usually the whole bottle) of the real deal, then I go for a higher quality. I really love Piper-Heidsieck or Piper Sonoma.
Here are a few of my bubbly escapades:
Do y’all have anything I must try? Anyone else out there a Heather Dubrow in their own world?
I hope you all have a great weekend filled with champs!