Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Champagne Cocktail

 The easiest cocktail recipe of all time

Are you looking for a quick and easy summer cocktail that not only tastes amazing, but is so versatile you can serve it at parties, have it at breakfast, make it for poolside or simply turn it into your favourite evening tipple? 

Today I introduce you to the Raspberry Beret, named after my favourite Prince song and the juice that inspired the cocktail. Just like a Mimosa only less boring, more unique and totes prettier. 

I served Raspberry Beret's as the welcome cocktail at T's 21st birthday party recently.  It worked in beautifully with the green and pink backdrop of the party, plus its crisp sweet tropical taste made it a very refreshing afternoon beverage.

It is now my go to drink for every occasion.  I'm not wanting to sound like an alcoholic or anything, but whenever there is occasion for celebration - breakfast, lunch or dinner - this one is definitely a winner! 

How to make a Raspberry Beret Champagne Cocktail 

  1. Grab a tall champagne flute.
  2. Half fill glass with champagne or sparkling wine (my favourites are Georg Jensen Hallmark Cuvet or a simple and inexpensive Seaview Brut). 
  3. Fill remainder of glass with Impressed Cold Pressed Raspberry Beret juice made from apple, lemon, raspberry and elderberry.
  4. Add a strawberry to garnish.
  5. Optional: add a sprig of mint. 
That's it.  So simple, so tasty, so refreshing and so damn pretty!  The best cocktail hack ever.  

You can buy Impressed Cold Pressed Raspberry Beret for $5 for a 1 litre bottle at your local Woolworths grocery store.  

Edit: For a non-alcoholic version swap the champagne for sparkling mineral water or soda water.  Divine! 

For those of you non-hacks who'd like to create this wonderous cocktail from scratch, then you'll need your sparkling wine or champagne and then you'll need to create the juice as follows:
  • Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples (80%)
  • Raspberries (6%)
  • Lemon (3%)
  • Water (10%) and
  • A dash of Elderberry (1%)

Bottoms up! 

What's your favourite summer time cocktail?

Do you have easy cocktail hacks to share?

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  1. Sounds great! Might make a good gin thing too!

  2. Looks pretty and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing your cocktail hack.

  3. Mmmmm I don't mind a mimosa and like your new drink title and look too.

    1. If you like a mimosa, then you'll LOVE this. Promise. Divine!

  4. That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I had never heard of Impressed Cold Pressed anything!

    1. You can find it in the chilled juice section of Woolworths, right alongside the Boost Juice varieties, The Juice Brothers etc. There's a few flavours to choose from, but Raspberry Beret is my go to.

  5. It's moments like these when I wish I was a drinker! It looks lovely and would have been the perfect intro to the 21st party I'm sure.

    1. Actually, I forgot to mention (and will make an edit - thanks for the reminder) that the non-alcoholic version of this is to simply add sparkling mineral water or soda water. It's a fab treat!

  6. Gosh, that is a pretty drink. It almost looks like an accessory or bit of decor in each of the rooms your featured it. Sounds as refreshing and delightful as it looks.

  7. Looks so yummy. I think I will be trying it. Thanks for hosting and have a good and safe week.

  8. A champagne cocktail is an alcoholic drink made with sugar, Angostura bitters, Champagne, brandy and a maraschino cherry as a garnish. It is one of the IBA official cocktails amaturecharms.


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