Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bubbling With Love – With or Without a Guy!

Every Sipster knows that nothing sparkles like champagne. (Well, ok, diamonds, sparkle more but let’s stay on topic here…)

Personally, I could drink champagne, prosecco, cava (basically, any sparkling wine) any day of the week… but today is the day of the year to really indulge. And, just because my husband is on a business trip, don’t think that I won’t enjoy a champagne cocktai
l! No man is necessary to indulge in a nice hot bubble bath, a few luscious chocolates and a chilled glass of champagne (or two). This post is devoted to the sparklers, and I have a several to share with you!

Let’s start with a couple of sparkling cocktails from MARTINI & ROSSI® Asti to get you in the

Eternal Kiss
1 / 2 oz Strawberry Puree
1 / 2 oz Rose Syrup
Strawberry Slice
Pour puree and Rose Syrup into champagne flute and mix with a stir
stick, add MARTINI & ROSSI Asti. Garnish with strawberry slice.

Cupid's Arrow
1 oz Pink Lemonade
Splash of Grenadine
Lemon Slice
Pour Pink Lemonade into champagne flute, add MARTINI & ROSSI Asti
over top of lemonade. Garnish with Lemon Slice.

Want to try something unusual? How about this “manly” twist on a champagne cocktail…

Black Velvet
5 oz chilled Guinness
1 1⁄2 oz chilled Champagne
Pour Guinness into champagne flute. Add champagne carefully, so it does not mix with Guinness, and serve.

Do you like to color coordinate your cocktails with the holiday? If so, you will love this I tasted this Pommery Pink POP Rosé Champagne. I really enjoyed tasting it. It isn’t overly sweet (a danger with pink champagne sometimes) but has lovely fruity tones.

If you are cooking for your sweetie, or friends or spoiling yourself, tonight, this is super with grilled or smoked salmon, proscuitto and melon or poached lobster. Or, transition into dessert and serve this with fruit tarts, crème brulée or berries and cream.

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