Posts Tagged ‘Champagne’

Unrecipe of the Week: Poptails

August 8, 2016

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This has been one of the hottest summers on the record books. Cold rosé is being turned into “frozé” and cocktails are being frozen into pops to help beat the heat. Last weekend, I hosted a few ladies for brunch, and we kicked off the day with a refreshing “poptail,” to get our party started. Later, as the guys came by to join us, they were starting to get a bit melted. No worries there; we simply plopped them in a glass and poured some champagne over them for a drink that was part kir royale, and part smoothie. Either way, it was a hit!
While this recipe is super simple and tasty, you could take almost any summer cocktail and freeze them in ice pop molds with good results. Besides, isn’t everything better on a stick?

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Strawberry Grapefruit Poptails

Place 1 pound of strawberries, washed and hulled into the blender. Add about 1 cup of grapefruit juice (fresh is best, but unsweetened natural juice is fine too!) and puree until thick and smooth. Add about 5-6 oz. of vodka and blend.

Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze until the are just starting to solidify. Place the sticks in the molds and freeze until firm.

To remove from the mold, run the bottoms under warm water to make them easier to pull out and enjoy!

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Reviving Sparkling Wine

February 23, 2016

 

1635400166_compDo you sometimes have leftover champagne or sparkling wine that has lost its fizz? No worries, the bubbles in your bubbly can be revived! The genius folks over that The Kitchn shared this simple tip for bringing the sparkle back to sparkling wine; drop a raisin into the bottle.

Yep, that’s it. The theory is that the carbon dioxide, which makes the wine fizzy, will adhere to the ridges of the raisin, and release itself back into the Champagne, reactivating the bubbles. Once the Champagne, or other sparkling wine has started to go flat, drop a raisin into the bottle and wait for the magic to happen. The wine will start to bubble and the results should last a couple of minutes.
No more tossing out expensive wine before it’s time. Just add a raisin.

Cheers!

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