Never let Champagne be a pain

Sometimes my inspiration comes from the darker side of fairy tales. I picked two characters for my champagne cocktails that have a dark past. I mean we all have a past but can you really fight Dracula and Esmeralda? To pair these cocktails, I highly suggest viewing the original movies (not by Disney). They are great with a little popcorn movie night with your favorite snuggle buddy.

Starting out with Esmeralda who I will admit was first presented to me in a Disney movie. To my childhood horror, this Disney movie did not have the quite so happy ending as I was used to. I do still love the story (especially now that I am older). I liked watching the older iteration which didn't disney-fy the story.

Esmeralda’s Notre Dame

Champagne Cocktail


Ingredients

Top with Blanc de Blanc Champagne 🍾

1 oz Creme de Violette

1 oz creme de mure

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz honey syrup


Recipe: In a shaker with ice, combine creme de violette, creme de mure, honey syrup, and lime juice. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass and top with champagne 🍾


Dracula is one of my favorite horror characters. There are so many Dracula movies from good to gloriously bad. I love them all. I mean who doesn't love a vampire who drinks blood out of a wine glass? To me that is so epic. Inspired by the book and early movies, I created a champagne cocktail that hits the right notes of creepy and bloody.

The blood of Dracula 🧛‍♂️🩸

Champagne Cocktail


Ingredients

Top with Blanc de Blanc Champagne 🍾

1 oz Campari

3/4 oz Chambord (raspberry liqueur)

1/2 oz lemon juice 🍋

Garnish: Moonshine Cherries or Maraschino Cherries🍒


Recipe: in a shaker with ice, pour Campari, chambord, and lemon juice. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass and top with champagne.



These cocktails are perfect party cocktails and get me right in the feels for the end of summer and start of fall. I love when the cooler weather steps in and takes over. It makes me feel so cozy. I hope you enjoy these cocktails curled up with a good book or movie or just hosting a party on Zoom.

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