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10 Sumptuous Champagne Cocktails

Posted in miscellany by Lapismar Swimwear on July 24, 2009
An Array of fresh summer champagne cocktails

An Array of fresh summer champagne cocktails

During the warm weather months, there’s nothing more satisfying for the palette then a chilled glass of fine Champagne, that is unless it happens to be a glass of fine Champagne cocktail. Immersed your taste buds in a burst of lively effervescent. Let your hair down and indulge in some luscious champagne cocktails – some will be simple, and some will require more planning, but all are delicious and worth a try.
Remember to always serve Champagne cold, the ideal drinking temperature is 7 – 9 °C (43 to 48 °F).

1. 21st Martini
2 ½ oz. Rum
2 oz. Guava Juice (fresh or frozen)
2 oz. Fresh-pressed Sugar Cane Juice
Champagne or Sparkling wine

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rum, guava juice, and sugar cane juice. Shake well, strain into a guava sugar-rimmed martini glass, and top with champagne or sparkling wine.

2. Tahiti Typhoon
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Gin
Champagne

Serve in a tall glass, fill with Champagne and ice.

3.  Kir Royal

1 oz. Creme de Cassis
Champagne

Pour Crème de Cassis and top with Champagne. Garnish with lemon twist and/or blackberry.

4. French 75

1 ½ oz Gin
2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Powdered Sugar
Champagne
Cherry for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the Gin, lemon juice, and powdered sugar, shake
well, strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne, and garnish with lemon twist or
a cherry.

5. Fancy Panties
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Pink Lemonade
4 oz. Brut® Champagne

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the Pink Lemonade and Vodka, shake well, strain into champagne flute. Top with Brut® Champagne or sparkling wine.

6. Savoy 2000
(American Bar, The Savoy, London)

2/3 oz. Gin,
2/3 oz. Midori,
1/3 oz. Limoncello,
1 2/3 oz. Mango Juice.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the Gin, Midori, Lemoncello, and mango juice, shake well. Pour into glass frosted with sugar, and top with champagne.

7. Agua de Valencia
1/4 liter Cava® Spanish Champagne
3/4 liter orange juice
1 dl Cointreau® orange liqueur
50 g sugar

Put all ingredients in a pitcher. The Cava needs to be very cold.

8. Flirtini

2 pieces fresh pineapples
1/2 oz. Cointreau® orange liqueur
1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Champagne

Muddle pineapple pieces and Cointreau® in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka and pineapple juice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a cherry.

9. Night and Day
3 oz. Champagne
3/4 oz. Cognac
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier® orange liqueur
1/4 oz. Campari® bitters

Add to a tall glass with crushed ice.

10.  Ritzy Raspberry Revelry
(Hemingway Bar, Hotel Ritz, Paris)

Pour into a champagne flute 2/3 ounce vodka in which raspberries have macerated for at least 10 days. Top with champagne.
Garnish with a red rose.

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