I needed a champagne cocktail to brighten a dreary winter day. This recipe uses in-season Meyer lemons and Galliano herbal liqueur along with champagne. It’s dry and a bit tart, which is just what I wanted. If you prefer a little sweetness, add a splash or two of simple syrup.… Read more
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It’s almost time to toast in 2011! So here are our bubbly picks to help you ring in the New Year.
Sparkling Wine under $15
Korbel Brut Rose: Korbel offers affordable sparkling wines made in the traditional way for many decades. While most aren’t too nuanced, they are solid offerings with pleasing flavors and textures. The brut rose will bring a splash of color to your celebration along with the melon flavor and moderately … Read more
Champagne cocktails are a fun way to celebrate … or just feel like you’re celebrating. The Shrinking Violet gets its delicate flavor and lovely color from crème de violette, a brandy-based liqueur made with violets. The liqueur gives a delicate sweetness and floral aroma to the cocktail, complementing the champagne rather than covering it up. Add a pansy, violet or viola for garnish!… Read more
It’s time to celebrate with a champagne cocktail! What are you celebrating? That’s up to you. But here’s the drink to do it with. It is like a Manhattan meets a champagne cocktail. If that sounds good to you, get those cherries ready.… Read more
This appetizer will lend an air of sophistication to your cocktail party, even though it is super easy to make. Anything with this many foreign words in it has to be good, right?
I was inspired to create this recipe because I had a little bit of leftover champagne that was about to go flat. But you could easily use a dry white wine instead if you didn’t have any bubbly on hand.
For mushrooms, … Read more