Friday, March 23, 2012

Blushing Bride


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!


Blushing Bride

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!

31 comments:

  1. Lena, I always live to visit on Fridays because you always have a fancy yet super easy cocktail to make. I love the color of this one, so girly. You made me laugh with the comment about John forbidding the peach schnapps... I think this is a guy thing :)

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  2. I love prosecco. Nobody gets why but I just do. I drink it... make desserts with it and this evening I will make some blushing brides for my friends... Thank you! Happy weekend!

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  3. Have a LOVELY weekend Miss Lena....Those cocktails are absolutely beautiful....I would definitely sugar them since I have an extreme sugar problem!!

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  4. Anything with champagne is fine with me :)

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  5. Another champagne cocktail- love! Enjoy your weekend~

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  6. Looks delicious! I might steal this for my MOH for my bridal shower! :)

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  7. Oooh I'd be tempted to switch from my usual mimosa to one of these!

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  8. John and I already have made plans to cook up some crab claws in a passion fruit butter sauce when I visit him next week...I think I may have to use some of the passion-fruit nectar for some pink cocktails too! Think he'll get suspicious if I ask him to buy grenadine? :P xoxox

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  9. This looks so delicious... and I'm sure I would be unbelievably jealous of your liquor cabinet... I know it has to be fantastic!

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  10. enjoy the weekend... love the color of this drink!

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  11. sounds yummy and whats wrong with a little peach schnapps :)

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  12. Lena! This is such a gorgeous drink from name to color! Have you tried X-rated? It's my favorite with passion fruit liqueur. Now not sure where to get passion fruit nectar on its own to make this?

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my GOSH, Lena. These look so refreshing. Mmm. :)

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  14. oh, my. this looks amazing! have a wonderful weekend :)

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  15. oh goodness, I bet your home bar is magical. This cocktail would be adorable for a bridal shower...love it!

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  16. I would love to see that liquor cabinet of yours! these drinks look amazing.

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  17. oh don't these look amazing?? they would be perfect for a bridal shower! xo

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  18. i am writing this one down! love it for a signature drink at a bridal shower!

    life spelled jen

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  19. happy birthday to audrey! sounds like the perfect form of celebration too :)

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  20. These both look and sound amazing ♥

    Happy Sunday Lena :)
    Signe

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  21. What a simple and delicious recipe, thanks for sharing and happy sunday!

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  22. Sounds delicious. Oh goodness. I could do this, right? haha

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  23. This cocktail looks so pretty and I beat it's super delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Do know I'm steeling this for an upcoming wedding...keep 'em coming doll face! xo

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  25. Yes this sounds amazing! Might have to make it for my friends wedding day toast!

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  26. I'm a fan of anything with champagne it in. This sounds really good and different.

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  27. Is it possible to make this in a beverage dispenser or is it too delicate of a recipe? I would love to serve this at my wedding.

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  28. Is it possible to make this in a beverage dispenser or is it too delicate of a recipe? I would love to serve this at my wedding.

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  29. Love the colors!

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