Friday, May 21, 2010

Prescription To Beat The Heat: Drink Champagne Cocktails Of Course!

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Summer is here! {For South Louisiana at least} and y'all––it's HOTHOTHOT already. This is the part of the year where we enter the two-shower-a-day-minimum months and we could make meals out of the oppressive humidity because it's so thick you could eat it with a spoon. Not that I'm complaining dot dot dot. I really love where I live dot dot dot.  You should visit just not in summer.

I had this delicious drink the other night at a dinner party and just could not get enough so I have declared it my new official summertime libation. Champagne just makes me feel so tickly inside, so I've decided that is enough to cool me off in the languid Louisiana summer heat. Of course that's just an excuse I'm telling myself to be able to drink more of these crisp and bubbly's, but whatever!

Classic Champagne Cocktail:

Champagne of your choice
Lemon Zest (curled or finely grated)
Angostura Bitters
One Sugar Cube
Strawberry to garnish (b/c let's face it––everything is better with strawberries, right?)

The only super-technical aspect of this cocktail is the dousing of the sugar cube with the bitters––in other words, this is EASY––just like I like things b/c I am the laziest hostess you've ever met!

Tahdah!! You're friends will confirm you are the genius that you know you are. Everyone will have fun and get the giggles––Success!

Have a great weekend everyone!





Jane Schott said...

Just in time to have an in-house receipe for the hall of heat heading our way in Palm Beach county.

Thanks again.

Andrea V.@ said...


Try it asap! Its one of the most refreshing drinks I've had in a long time! You'll be hooked!



Karena said...

Andrea I am all about refreshing summer drinks, and this looks like a great one! Yum!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Sounds delish! Promise you'll make these when you visit, we can relax and enjoy the afternoon in Delandia..XO:)

All The Trappings said...

Anonymom- ;)

I promise we will!! I also want to make French 75s which is my newnew favorite summer cocktail.......heaven!