A Raspberry Champagne Cocktail is just what your Valentine ordered for the most romantic day of the year (or any day you need a bubbly pickup)! Valentine’s Day is a great time to break out the bubbles and what’s more romantic than a flute filled with champagne in a rose-colored hue?
This Raspberry Champagne Cocktail is simple to make, delicious to taste and it’ll make a gorgeous addition to your Valentine’s Day table. It’s also a key part of my DIY Valentine’s Day menu!
How to Choose a Champagne
If you’re a champagne novice, selecting the right bottle of champagne can be tricky. Check out my Champagne 101 tips to make sure you pick the right bottle to pop. In order to be called champagne, it has to be produced in the Champagne region of France. If they’re made in the United States, they’re called sparkling wine; cava in Spain, and prosecco in Italy.
It’s important that you choose a champagne or sparkling wine to suit your tastes, as the different types have very different flavors. Brut is the most common type. It’s the driest or less sweet variation. Bottles labeled Extra Brut are even dryer. Extra Dry champagne is sweeter. (Yes, this is the opposite of what dry means when referring to wines.) Demi-Sec and Doux are even sweeter.
Check out the rest of my Table for Two DIY Valentine’s Day Menu or watch me cook it up live on Good Day Washington here.
- 2 teaspoons raspberry liqueur
- 2 fresh raspberries
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- Champagne, Prosecco or Sparkling Wine
- Into each champagne flute add 1 teaspoon of raspberry liqueur, 1 fresh raspberry and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Top with champagne and serve.
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