Brut Champagne is one of the best wines I've ever had. I spent my early twenties drinking French 75s and glasses of champagne on my dates. I love the bubbles. It's celebratory, feels fancy, and always makes you feel light and a little in love. I'm not one of those people who says champagne is only for the rich or for special occasions. To me, champagne can be anytime and anyone. I love to mix champagne with different flavors. Brut champagne is great with rich flavors like blackcurrant, cherry, blackberry, and raspberry. You want something with a tartness and savoriness to it. Now, I drink brut solo or in cocktails so I've included my favorite cocktails and my favorite pairings.
Brut Champagne Pairings
Brunch ideas: eggs benedict, waffles, and fruit
Mix with OJ or no: brut champagne can balance most breakfast foods but the best is the savory and slightly sweet dishes
Supper/Dinner ideas: Steak, salmon, tuna, kale, spinach,
Dark meat, savory greens, and starchy carbs-think hearty meals that make you feel full but not like you can't move at all
Now for the cocktails...
Spirits of the Dead
1 1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
1 oz French brandy
1/2 oz Lemon juice 🍋
1 Sugar cube
Garnish: Lemon Twist
Recipe: In a chilled champagne flute, place a sugar cube at the bottom. In a shaker with ice, pour creme de cassis, french brandy, and lemon juice. Shake until cold and pour into a chilled flute glass. Top with Brut Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist
Be it an Arrowsmith or a Blacksmith
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz rose liqueur
1/2 oz lemon juice
Splash of simple syrup
Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour bourbon, rose liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake until cold and pour into a chilled coupe glass. Top with Brut Champagne.
Now I wish that I was drinking my Brut Champagne in my private jet flying off to a new place, but I'm at home blogging. Oh well. Time to pop some bottles and enjoy the time we have! Whether solo or in a cocktail, brut champagne has never done me wrong.