One bottle will yield about 5 average size servings.
The best champagne for mixing would be a Simple Brut, which is dry with little to no sweetness (the sweet will come from your mixer).
Extra Dry is not dry-- it is the sweetest of the champagne family.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I love a good glass of champange. There's something so festive about popping the cork, the shape of the glass, the bubbles, it just screams "CELEBRATE!" While I love drinking it by itself, I also enjoy a good champagne cocktail. Check out this inspired champagne infusion bar from Jenna over at EAT DRINK PRETTY... I love the idea of the party guests mixing their own cocktail-- bellinis, mimosas, etc.
A few tidbits to keep in mind about champagne:
Doesn't this Sparkling Champagne Punch look refreshing?
1 12-oz can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed.
4 cups white cranberry juice cocktail
1 750-ml bottle Brut champagne (try Extra Dry if you prefer a sweeter taste)
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
Stir together lemonade concentrate and cranberry juice cocktail in a large pitcher. Cover and chill at least one hour or up to 24 hours. Stir in chilled champagne just before serving. Garnish if desired. Yields about 9 cups. Note: you can substitute club soda for a non-alcoholic version.
From Southern Living, June 2008. Photo by Jennifer Davick.
For more champagne cocktail recipes, head over to thatsthespirit.com.