I have a dear and fabulous friend who is a wonderful mother, real estate agent and yoga instructor. She holds a small class once a week, out of her home, and I love our summer sessions. Often we are able to practice outdoors, occasionally the kids are able to get together and play, and we usually have a glass of bubbles.
On occasion, along with my yoga mat, I’ll bring ingredients to add to our sparkling wine, and mix up a cocktail.
4 ounces champagne
1/2 ounce creme de violette
Pour champagne into a flute, top with creme de violette (when I poured, I didn’t measure precisely, but rather added the creme de violette to taste).
Recipe adapted from Rothman and Winter
THE CRIMSON RUSH
3/4 ounce cointreau
3/4 ounce pomegranate syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
3 1/2 ounces sparkling wine
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail glass.
Recipe adapted from Freixenet