Reach for a bottle of stars with these special recipes this World Champagne Day

Uncork some bubbly this Global Champagne Day and put these cocktails to the test with family and friends! 

First, let’s get the technicalities out of the way. The term Champagne is legally protected, and only to be used for sparkling wines produced in the Champagne region of France under the rules of appellation. 

Located northeast of Paris, the region boasts an ideal temperature and soil to produce the grapes required for Champagne. French law allows just eight varieties of grapes for its production. Primarily, the three grapes used to create Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.

As the legend goes, a still wine underwent a secondary fermentation in the bottle, perhaps improperly sealed, and thus, champagne was created. Further analysis led to an understanding of what happened, and the eventual process of creating a bubbly wine.

Owing to a sealed bottle, the gas cannot escape and dissolves into the wine, generating the bubbles. For the Champagne region specifically, the base wine used is extremely acidic, which requires some sugar to be added at the end of the bottling process for balance.

However, champagne is known to put a dent in the bank, and the use of the term generically to refer to sparkling wines allows for a sparkle that doesn’t hurt the wallet.

Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is a French winery renowned for its iconic champagne and refreshing flavours. The Moët & Chandon – ROSÉ IMPÉRIAL, has a fruity flavour infused with strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant.

So clear a path and bust open that cork, for this World Champagne Day we’ve got a series of sparkly cocktails to enhance your palate.

IMPÉRIAL 1869

A delightful cocktail for world champagne day with moët & chandon brut impérial champagne
A delightful cocktail for World Champagne Day with Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne

Ingredients

  • 15 ml agave syrup
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 1 dash orange flower water
  • 100 ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne

Method

  • Pour all the ingredients into the coupe glass and top with Champagne. Garnish with edible flowers.

La Favorite

La favorite moet chandon rose imperial
Made with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, this cocktail is sure to be your favourite!

Ingredients

  • 10 ml benedictine
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 15 ml honey syrup
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial

Method

  • Add the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker. 
  • Shake with cubed ice and strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne.

French 75

Mix it up with a little vodka and some moët & chandon brut impérial champagne
Mix it up with a little vodka and some Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

Ingredients

  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 25 ml belvedere vodka
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

Method

  • Shake everything except the Champagne and strain into a highball glass. 
  • Top with the Champagne and garnish with either a lemon slice or zest and serve with a smile.

Punch Romaine

Punch romaine 2
Not your traditional punch with Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial!

Ingredients

  • 25 ml white rum
  • 20 ml white wine
  • 10 ml simple syrup
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 20 ml fresh orange juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 75 ml Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

Method

  • In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine egg white, rum, wine, simple syrup, lemon and orange juice and shake with cubed ice. 
  • Mold crushed ice into a ball and place in a large coupe glass, and pour drink around it and top with champagne. 
  • Garnish with orange peel.

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