Showing posts with label sparkling wine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sparkling wine. Show all posts

12.02.2013

Holiday Entertaining Made Festive and Easy with Freixenet

When it comes to holiday entertaining...think festive...think fun...think bubbles!
And what is more festive than THE Black Bottle Bubbly, Freixenet.
Holiday Entertaining with #Freixenet by 504 Main

I like my gatherings to sparkle as well as my wine! I was very excited when I received two gorgeous black bottles from Freixenet - one of Cordon Negro Brut, the original Black Bottle Bubbly, and one of Sweet Cuvée, the first line extension to the black bottle bubbles in 20 years! I decided to gather my friends for a pairing party! I came up with some of my own pairing combinations...but Freixenet has a Pairing App to get you on your way!

11.06.2013

Sparkling Apple Cardamon Cocktail

During the holiday season, I do a lot of entertaining
(OK, I confess I entertain all year long - I love a party, big or small!).
It's not always formal or fancy...
but I do like to offer my guests amazing food and a specialty beverage...
other than coffee, the beverage of choice
for most of my friends is a sparkling wine (or prosecco or champagne).

sparkling apple cardamon cocktail by 504 main


While anything sparkling is great on its own...
every once in awhile I like to change things up a bit.
Add a new flavor...
add a new twist...
and surprise my guests!

9.26.2011

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails

My Girls Night In party was a week ago already!
I just had so much fun and we thoroughly enjoyed
watching Bridesmaids and sipping on a cocktail.

For this evening we had to have a pink cocktail!
I adore champagne cocktails...oooh my fave for sure,
and perfect for a Parisian inspired event!

This is a super simple recipe and can also be made non alcoholic
by using gingerale, sprite or sparkling water in place of champagne.

Ingredients
  • Sparkling Wine (or champagne). When I mix a drink like this I like a good base but I did not go for the super-expensive champagne. I picked a good quality sparkling wine. You can do whatever the heck you want though!
  • Bitters (found in the liquor section)
  • Sugar cubes
  • Pomegranate juice (Pink)
  • Rimming sugar, optional

MIX IT!
Optional: Ms. Rook No. 17 brought some pink rimming sugar! To use, dampen the rim of the glass, and then dip it in the sugar. Easy-peasy!

*Place 2 sugar cubes in a flute.
*Sprinkle (I prefer to douse, but I like the bitters) the biters on the sugar cubes - start with a few sprinkles and work your way up from there - be sue you find the taste you prefer. Let absorb.
*Pour champagne about 2/3
*Add pomegranate juice to top off. Enjoy!


I used these CUTE Canvas Corp Chalk Stock Cards to write the recipe for the cocktail. I wanted to make sure there were instruction available to guests so they could make their own cocktail, or at least know what is in the cocktail.

Have you had a champagne cocktail?
Do you have a favorite champagne beverage?

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