Champagne: A 25th Birthday Drink

Today I’ll be drinking a lot of champagne.

That’s because today is my birthday! Officially the big 2-5. Half way to 50, quarter of a century, a real adult. On days that aren’t my birthday, I don’t drink a lot of champagne. I like to think it’s reserved for special occasions and sometimes Sunday morning (just because). 

But since today is one of those special occasions, I wanted to share with you my favorite bottles of champagne and a few fun recipes to jazz it up a little bit.

The Bubbly

For special occasions I like to spring for a fancier Champagne, and by fancy I mean like $50 because thats like a weeks worth of lunch money. So fancy is Veuve Clicquot. It taste great and gets the job done all by itself.

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If you want to go really cheap (which I like to do) grab yourself a bottle of Andre and get to mixing it with these fun recipes. 

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The Recipes

If you’re all out of Champagne, you can order from Drizly and they’ll have the booze to your door in 1 hour. You can save $5 (aka a bottle of Andre) with the code DRIZLYDEAL

French 75
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Ingredients
  1. Ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces VSOP cognac
  3. 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  4. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. Sparkling wine
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cognac, simple syrup and lemon juice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass, top with sparkling wine and serve.
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Southside Royale
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Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces gin
  2. 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  4. Champagne
  5. Sprig of mint
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with the sprig of mint.
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The Lush (aka the Chel)
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Ingredients
  1. Ice
  2. 1 ounce vodka, preferably Ciroc
  3. 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons elderflower syrup
  5. 2 ounces chilled rosé Champagne
  6. 1 small bunch of Champagne grapes, frozen
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, Grand Marnier and elderflower syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with the Champagne and garnish with the grapes.
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 Alright guys, I’m going to go enjoy turning 25 with lots of bubbles! Make sure to follow along on snapchat to see all of my birthday antics (@chelloveswine).

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8 comments

  1. Great looking recipes! I love champaign, but like you, I save it for special occasions. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!