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.