As mentioned, here
, Veuve Clicquot Rich was designed for mixology.
What does that mean? It was designed for you to pour on ice and add different ingredients to it, allowing your champagne cocktail to adjust in flavor accordingly. It is the perfect summer cocktail base – so add it to your rotation. Or if you’re like me, champagne cocktails go year round.
Wondering about those recommended ingredients:
~ Cucumber – personal favorite, so light and fresh!
~ Pineapple or Pink Grapefruit – I tried pineapple – yummm
For those intriguing ingredients:
~ Bell Peppers – I gave these a whirl and it wouldn’t be my first choice, but not bad! I read that you can also go spicy to bring out those aromas as well but I went basic.
~ Celery – yes, you read that correctly…
~ Black Tea
– brings out the “freshness and enhances the floral notes”(via
I think the best part of this is that you can play around with the flavors you like best. However, I’d recommend sticking to the main recommendations of cucumber, pineapple, pink grapefruit, black tea, and bell peppers given that those were initially the designed pairings. But, have fun with it!
[Champagne Darling Inspiration]
If planning to serve for guests, why not select your ingredient based on what type of event you’re hosting. Tea party with warm tea and a champagne cocktail of VC Rich infused with black tea? Why not stick to the fruit ingredients for a brunch? Just an idea…
The ‘Perfect Serve’:
1. Place ice cubes into large wine glass
2. Add one of the recommended ingredients
3. Finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich
via Veuve Clicquot Rich
By the way, I have red wine glasses obviously, BUT I was on the hunt for some that looked as much like the Veuve Clicquot glasses used at their events – one, because I didn’t have large glasses (aka my excuse for buying more wine glasses lol) and two, none that were shaped similarly, with a perfect mouth for adding ingredients.
Leave it to my fabulous hostess mom, to identify some from Crate & Barrel.
You can shop them below; I purchased the Tour Red Wine glasses
shown, PERFECT! Whether for this kind of champagne cocktail or for a more dramatic table setting, these are great to add to your collection and couldn’t be priced better 🙂 don’t thank me, thank my mom!
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Only caveat to these wonderful ideas, is that Veuve Clicquot Rich isn’t available everywhere yet – only a few states have it. However, take a look at where you can order them, here