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Piping Dream #27: To Pair Drinks Like a Connoisseur – Sour Cherry Champagne Cocktail

To go with the Champagne Cake, I made up a cocktail. Champagne has to be my favorite alcohol. Not that I’ve had extensive experience with alcohol. It is crazy when the wine menus at restaurants are describing some red wine like, “Crisp and bright with the unmistakable undertones of white chocolate, rich mango, and the deep woods of the Ural Mountains.”

What in the world? Since when have you tasted the deep woods of the Ural Mountains?

Ok, so they don’t all say things like that. But it’s close.

Anyway, champagne is so happy and light. It’s refined. I decided to mix up a cocktail with it. It’s kind of  like Kir Royale, but with sour cherry syrup and a blackberry thrown in.

I only wish I had a macro lens so I could capture the berry bubbles better. That was the most fun part. It is one of the sorrows of my life that I had to give up macro shots when I bought my Nikon. SOMEDAY, I will buy a macro lens. Until then, I pine.

Drink ye responsibly,


Sour Cherry Royale

Pour sour cherry syrup in a champagne flute, to taste. Toss in a blackberry or two and top with champagne. You could easily throw in any other berries or flavored syrups depending on what you have on hand. Champagne is very forgiving.

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