The best champagne recipes seem to be the simplest of combinations, like the classic Mimosa recipe: champagne and orange juice. Stir together and you have a very easy, very festive brunch drink. Simple, and such a good combination that we based one of our champagne punch recipes on it.
The foods that go well with champagne drinks are equally fun to explore.
Recipes and tips for making Champagne Cocktails for a crowd or one at a time
Champagne Punch Recipes
How to make Strawberry, Mimosa or Watermelon Punch
Classic red wine Sangria recipe, or for a classy spin on it, try the champagne version; our favorite. Okay, my favorite.
Classic brunch drinks including champagne drinks like bellinis and mimosas
Equally important are the foods that go well with champagne. Champagne appetizers typically include caviar, shrimp, oysters, cheese, fruit and stuffed mushrooms. Champagne is wine, so it's perfectly acceptable to feature champagne at your next Wine and Cheese Party.
Here's a handy Wine and Cheese Pairings chart to help.
Recipes without strong sauces or other strong ingredients that can overpower the delicate taste of champagne are recommended. Sushi is very good, as well. But really, champagne goes with almost anything. Not steak so much, but most other foods.
Serve sweet champagne with dessert or fruit, and dry champagne with caviar and most other foods.
Good appetizer choices:
Sherried Stuffed Mushrooms
Gougeres (Cheese Puffs)
For what it does to the mouth and to the spirits, champagne is perfect party food. Although it's fodder for debate, I say never use the expensive stuff in mixed drinks. Don't mess with perfection, savor it.
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