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Monday, February 14, 2011

Champagne Cocktails


Champagne is the name given to the bubbly white wine from the Champagne region of France. Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon and Bollinger are famous brands that are known the world over. Champagne first found favor with the French Royal family which is where it became associated with being an upper class drink.

During the 1920s the Champagne Cocktail was found to be extremely popular amongst the 'Flapper set' which added to the allure of bubbles. In more recent times it was a popular drink for Patsy and Eddie on Absolutely Fabulous!

When it comes to Champagne cocktails I substitute any nice tasting sparkling white wine. The rule of thumb for me is if I would drink it on it's own then I'll use it in a cocktail, if I wouldn't drink the champagne then it will not be going into a cocktail!
Cupid's Bow
5 oz Champagne
½ oz cherry liqueur

Pour the cherry liqueur into a Champagne flute and fill with chilled Champagne.


1 shot vodka
¾ shot triple sec
2 shots pineapple juice

Put the vodka, triple sec and pineapple juice into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and top up with champagne.

Chocolate Fondue and Axis Kiss Cocktail

Perfect for a sexy Valentine's Dinner

Axis Kiss


  • dash of amaretto almond liqueur
  • dash of creme de cassis
  • chilled Champagne
Pour the amaretto and creme de cassis into a Champagne flute.
Gently top with Champagne.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Homemade Snow Ice Cream

5 cups of clean snow
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of milk, (I use vanilla soy milk)

in a large mixing bowl add milk, sugar and vanilla.  whisk together until the sugar dissolves. slowly add about half a cup of snow at a time. slightly whisk, serve immediately.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beer Bread, 5 ingredients or less

3 cups of self rising flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
12 ounces of beer, I prefer a dark heavy beer
2 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients except melted butter together-stirring just until blended. (do not over mix) Pour into greased bread loaf pan.  Spread melted butter or oil over the top of the bread during the last 10 minutes of baking.  Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.