Last weekend, we were lucky enough to be invited to a brunch.  The thing about being an okay cook is that people rarely never invite us over.  We have people over all the time.  I love cooking and entertaining other people.  At this point in my game, I have gotten pretty good at it.  I will definitely share my tips for throwing a good party in a later post.  But imagine my delight when someone invited me and my family over for a meal!  I was giddy for days leading up to it.  Really Bree?  Get a grip.  But I was.  Giddy.  But me being me, I had to make a few things to bring to say thank you.  I had a pint of gorgeous strawberries that I needed to use.  Hmmm… strawberries and ?  Champagne!  Truth be told, this concoction would taste good on just about anything.  Pancakes, toast, muffins, ice cream, or swirled into your oatmeal or yogurt.

To make the strawberry puree:

2 pints strawberries
1/4 cup sugar (to taste)
juice of 2 lemons

To make the cocktail:

one bottle of champagne
lemon for garnish (optional)

Slice the berries and put them in the blender.  Squeeze the lemon juice in and add the sugar.

Puree until smooth.

Put through a sieve to get the seeds out.  I like a smooth puree.  If you like seeds, by all means, skip this step.

Put the puree in a cute jar.  Or Tupperware.  Whatever works.

If I had to guess, I would say that this is enough puree for 2 bottles of champagne.  Perhaps I don’t have to guess.  It was a really fun brunch, what can I say?

I used about 2-3 big spoon fulls of puree and mixed it around.  A squeeze of extra lemon and you have a delightful, brunch (or anytime) cocktail.

When someone is nice enough to share a meal with you, you should never go empty handed.  This is a perfect little hostess gift to say thank you for having a perfect afternoon with good friends and amazing food.

Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients

To make the strawberry puree

  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar (to taste)
  • juice of 2 lemons

To make the cocktail

  • one bottle of champagne
  • lemon for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the berries and put them in the blender. Squeeze the lemon juice in and add the sugar.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Put through a sieve to get the seeds out. I like a smooth puree. If you like seeds, by all means, skip this step.
  4. Put the puree in a cute jar. Or Tupperware. Whatever works.
  5. If I had to guess, I would say that this is enough puree for 2 bottles of champagne. Perhaps I don’t have to guess. It was a really fun brunch, what can I say?
  6. I used about 2-3 big spoon fulls of puree and mixed it around. A squeeze of extra lemon and you have a delightful, brunch (or anytime) cocktail.

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Strawberry Champagne Cocktail