Summer is here, strawberries are delicious, and what doesn’t get better by adding champagne?
Yesterday, I hung out by myself (as I do quite a bit of the time since I’m new to LA and know hardly anyone), so a lot of this alone time results in delicious new drinks and/or meals. Let’s face it, what’s a meal without a drink.
I’m somewhat addicted to Pinterest, which is probably in the top 10 phrases used so far in 2012, and while it is an excellent way to
waste spend time, it is also a great way to explore new things.
I’m a sucker for champagne drinks of any kind. If I’m at a restaurant and one of their drinks includes champagne, even if it’s just a splash on top, I’m gonna order it. (I realize some of you may be squirming in your seats hearing me refer to Cooks Sparkling Wine as “champagne”, but you’re gonna have to deal with it, since it’s one of the few moments I get to feel fancy for 5 dollars).
In a Pinning rampage, I came across this seasonal cocktails recipe for strawberry puree in champagne. Simple, easy, and refreshing. A little sugar goes a long way and adding lemon really brings out the strawberry flavor. I also absolutely love bruschetta, and while traditional is a great staple recipe, this strawberry bruschetta is fantastic for an outdoor summer barbecue. Pair it with grilled chicken in an Italian or Balsamic marinade.