Summer is almost over. Seriously. August is half gone. School starts in two weeks. Labor Day is right around the corner. It’s madness, I tell you! I haven’t been to a single beach, taken a single trip for fun, or wasted $500,000 on movie tickets on terrible action films…yet. This is a dark time, indeed.
So in honor of the last days of my favorite season, and the fact that I totally could use a vacay, this week’s Champagne Wednesday cocktail will be the Feel Like Holiday.
Does it bug anyone else that the name isn’t grammatically correct? Cause it bugs me. But it does sound delicious.
Feel Like Holiday
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
3 1/3 oz Champagne
Cool the vodka and grenadine over ice. Strain it into a champagne flut and fill with champagne.
Makes 1 cocktail.
This week I bought my first bottle of grenadine. Do you remember where you were when you bought your first bottle of grenadine? Probably not. It’s a weird thing to remember. However, I remember it quite clearly because it was less than a week ago. I was in Hiller’s market, I stopped to get a little four pack of tiny champagne bottles, as is my usual to-do before a Champagne Wednesday, and the grenadine was right where I thought it would be, near the bitters and other cocktail accoutrements, in a tall dark bottle.
‘Now that is a bottle of tasty looking syrup,’ I said to myself. I may or may not have made a mental note to try it on pancakes sometime. It’s not important.
What is important is this: this week’s Champagne Wednesday cocktail is delicious. Tart, beautiful, tasty and you can get 3 servings out of a 187ml bottle of sparkling wine. I know this because I did. Aaaaand I drank all three. I was on my own! Josh was away at a gaming convention this week. And besides, they were only champagne flutes. And I drank them while making dinner, so it hardly even counts at all.
- 1/3 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/3 oz Campari bitters
- 1/4 oz Grenadine syrup
- 3 oz sparkling wine
- Ice cubes and cherries for garnish, if desired
- In a champagne glass, place a few fresh cherries and a couple small ice cubes. Pour in the Grand Marnier, bitters and Grenadine. Top it off with the sparkling wine and enjoy.
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