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Champagne Elegance - The Sophisticated Cocktail of the Year

When it comes to crafting the perfect cocktail, the choice of ingredients plays a pivotal role. Today, I bring you a recipe that combines the finest elements to create a drink that exudes elegance and flavor – the Champagne Elegance cocktail.




NOTES AND FLAVORS

You'll find notes of rich and nuanced sweetness from the Pineau des Charentes, vibrant brightness released by the green grapes, delicate floral fragrance elevated by rose, and a subtle herbal balance provided by the celery bitters. The secret weapon, a reduction that captures the essence of Champagne, infuses a concentrated and effervescent character. Citrusy zing and bitterness from the grapefruit and hop bitters add to the well-rounded complexity, while fresh lemon juice offers a bright kick, creating all together an unforgettable cocktail.


INGREDIENTS (1 Serving)


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Muddle the Grapes: In a shaker, muddle the green grapes to release their juices and flavor.

  2. Combine the Vodka Grey Goose, Pineau des Charentes, Champagne reduction, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white to the shaker.

  3. Dry Shake: Shake the mixture vigorously without ice for about 10-15 seconds to emulsify the egg white.

  4. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for another 10-15 seconds to chill the mixture.

  5. Strain and Garnish: Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

  6. Garnish with rose petals to complete the look


THE SECRET INGREDIENT: CHAMPAGNE REDUCTION!

To truly elevate this cocktail, we incorporate a Champagne reduction, adding depth and a hint of effervescence.


Crafting a Champagne reduction is a straightforward process:

  1. Choose Quality Champagne: Begin with a bottle of high-quality Champagne of your choice.

  2. Simmer Gently: Pour the Champagne into a saucepan and simmer over low to medium-low heat. Avoid a rolling boil.

  3. Reduce Volume: Allow the Champagne to simmer until it reduces by about half, thickening slightly.

  4. Cool and Store: Let the reduction cool, then transfer it to a clean, airtight container. Refrigerate for later use.


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Impress your guests or treat yourself to a moment of sophistication with this exquisite cocktail. Elevate your drinking experience with the Champagne Elegance – where every sip is a celebration. Cheers !

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