Audrey, our visitor last weekend, remarked on our liquor cabinet, teasing me that it was exactly what you'd all expect to see from someone who posts a weekly cocktail. Believe it or not, I try to steer clear of drinks I don't already have the ingredients for (or couldn't get with relative ease), as well as things John won't let us keep in the house, including peach schnapps, watermelon Pucker and sour mix. I usually see the Blushing Bride listed as a Champagne cocktail with forbidden peach schnapps, but this recipe, courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings, was too delicious to pass up!
2 oz passion-fruit nectar
3 oz Champagne
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Pour chilled passion-fruit nectar in a flute. Carefully add chilled Champagne and grenadine; don't stir, but allow to blend.
Notes: As always, pick less pricey Prosecco or Cava for a Champagne cocktail; you'll never taste the difference. No need to sugar the rim, but it certainly does look pretty–cheers to a wonderful spring weekend, and a very happy birthday to Audrey!
Image by Kristen Weaver Photography.