Drink & Dish: Strawberry Champagne Cocktail {with video}

On Tuesday I mentioned my recent obsession Chick Flicks. I don’t know what it is about those ridiculous romantic comedies that make me giddy – I always have been and probably always will be a hopeless romantic. My obvious favorite is the Notebook (ugh I tear up just thinking about Noah and Allie) and just recently enjoyed 27 Dresses and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days but right now I’m at a loss of which others I should re-watch before. So I want to hear from you guys! Gimme a little list: What are your favorite chick flicks?

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Continuing our talk of all things girly…today I bring to you our next episode of Drink & Dish with a Valentine’s Day theme! Ari whips up some Red Velvet Whoopie Pies – you can find her recipe over on her blog – and I make a Strawberry Champagne Cocktail:

I may or may not have over-flowed one of those champagne flutes in one of thpse clips haha. Oops! In the video I poured the champagne in last – but after a few more times making this I learned that it goes much smoother if you put the champagne in first :)

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

This champagne cocktail is a pretty versatile little drink. It’s easy enough for guys to make and serve for their lovely lady, but could also be served at a party for a group of your girlfriends. You could make it for a romantic evening or just a casual brunch. So many possibilities!

What’s even better is that strawberry puree – whatever you don’t use in the drinks can be used for other things..like ice cream topping. I just mix some of the leftover puree with a few strawberry slices and pour it on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now you have a slam dunk drink and a backup dessert for later ;)

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail
 
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Serves: 2 cocktails
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 12 ounces champagne
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 2 Strawberries to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor combine strawberries, lemon juice and sugar. Puree until smooth and no chunks of strawberry remain. If desired, strain seeds from the strawberry mixture.
  2. Fill two champagne flutes ¾ full with champagne. Pour in ½ oz of Chambord into each flute and top each with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the strawberry puree mixture.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 drink

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Comments

  1. kate says

    So yum! The Proposal is always a good choice (shirtless Ryan Reynolds is never bad), Catch and Release, Dirty Dancing and Top Gun are also sure bets.

  2. Elizabeth says

    How far ahead of the night you’re going to serve the cocktail can you make the puree?
    Have you have used a simple syrup in this recipe?

    • says

      Hi Elizabeth!

      You could make this puree a few days ahead and keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

      I haven’t used simple syrup with this since you already have to puree the strawberries and add in lemon juice, I have found that the sugar dissolves nicely into the mixture. If you wanted to puree the strawberries with the lemon juice and keep it unsweetened (perhaps for another use), then you could add some simple syrup to the glass before topping with champagne.

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