I don’t know about you…but I am freezing!
It is so cold in CT right now and there is more snow in the forecast. It doesn’t feel like this winter will ever end.
I want something to keep me Warm and Toasty. I’m not just talking about a fire in the fireplace and a bowl of soup, either. (But if you do want a great soup recipe try this Smoky Black Bean Soup.)
And speaking of toast…will you be watching the Academy Awards on Sunday? Will you be raising a glass with the celebrities (or is it just me who behaves as if I’m hanging with some of my best friends who just happen to be famous and wealthy and accomplished – laughing at all the inside jokes, tearing up when they mention their moms, wishing I could be a seat filler in the seat next to George Clooney or Sandra Bullock or Jared Leto)? No, I haven’t had a drink already – I just happen to love the Oscars, it’s my favorite reality TV show. And if you’ve seen Dallas Buyers Club you probably want to sit next to Jared, too.
Whether you want to get warm and toasty because it’s so darn cold or you are looking for a celebratory cocktail or both…I’ve got the drink for you.
Plus, it’s so simple you’ll wonder why I didn’t tell you about it before now. (I’m kinda wondering why I haven’t either…I took the pictures in August!) Anyway, on with the show…
Peachy Champagne Cocktail
1 shot Ciroc Peach (more or less to suit your taste)
Champagne/prosecco to fill glass
Squeeze of lemon
If you want to add a piece(s) of any one of the following fruits, you’ve just made this drink that much better and prettier:
– frozen or fresh mango, pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, peach, or cherry
Now, before you say, “I don’t like peach” or “is that like peach schnapps, because I got sick on that in high school/college/at my cousin’s wedding and I haven’t been able to drink it since” please trust me when I say that Ciroc Peach is in no way similar to peach schnapps except for the fact that they celebrate the same fruit. This vodka is light, not syrup-y or super sweet.
This cocktail is perfect for a celebration or for any time you just want something different. In fact, with a splash of oj, this is my beach vacation drink every summer in coastal North Carolina – and I am indeed Warm and Toasty when I have it.
I’m showing Veuve Clicquot as the champagne here because I was gifted a bottle but you can (and should since you are mixing it) use a less expensive champagne or prosecco – Mionetto makes some fabulous proseccos (with their orange label on the bottle) or under the “il” (yes i-l, it’s in cursive on the bottle) brand, each is probably $11 – $15. The link is so you can see what the il bottle looks like, you must be 21 to view the site.
Now I want to know…do you watch the Academy Awards? Do you have a cocktail when you watch – and if so, which one? What are you doing to stay Warm and Toasty this cold, snowy, never-ending winter? I’d love to hear it because I’m running out of ideas!
Cheers and have a great weekend!