In my previous post Shopping and Cooking in Atlanta I mentioned how much fun it is to try new things and shop at places that aren’t available at home. Well the next best thing to going there is when your kids travel and bring back goodies for you to try. Thanks to my oldest daughter’s generosity I was able to make this Elderflower Champagne Cocktail.
Samara was in Europe this summer and sent back chocolates and a couple of tiny shot bottles of liqueurs that I’ve wanted to try for a long time. Elderflower liqueur has been on my must try list for a long time. Although I wanted it for a while I must admit to being a tad hesitant about it. My fear was that I would have the same experience that I did with rose water. Granted you shouldn’t take a healthy dose of rosewater and expect to like it. Elderflower liqueur was a pure delight and to make it even more special I used it for a Champagne cocktail.
It was like an autumn night in a glass and the soft floral notes of the liqueur are amazing! The cocktail has a somewhat dark and moody feeling, leaving you wondering what it would be like at the end. All I need was a fire and my blankie. I loved it!
She also gifted me with these chocolates. The temptation to just eat them right out of the wrapper has been great but I’m taking my time and finding a delectable recipe that will do them justice.
Nothing like relaxing with an Elderflower Champagne Cocktail while researching chocolate recipes. Ah, life is good!
- 1 ½ oz Elderflower Liqueur
- 3 oz Champagne
- 2.5 oz Pink Moscato
- Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Pour ingredients into chilled flute or coupe glass.
- Stir lightly.
- Float mint leaves on top for garnish.
- Sip slowly and enjoy!
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