Le Dîner en Blanc - Stay home & Santé!
After a month of quarantine and a lot of creativity demanded from all of us to keep ourselves entertained, the lack of a social life is starting to be felt. Le Dîner en Blanc, the quintessential social gathering, is here to remind you that it is important to nurture your sense of celebration and social ties. That is why on weekends it’s always the perfect time to meet with friends, though these days the gathering are virtual.
The famous Happy Hour, whether in person or virtual, is ideal for a chat and a drink with friends. The virtual world offers more than one way or platform where people come together with loved ones and create some fun moments in these uncertain times.
Of course, having a drink allows us to relax and have fun but we must remember to drink in moderation!
We would not be Le Dîner en Blanc if our cocktail suggestions did not include bubbles! Here are a few to showcase your talents as a mixologist!
Classic Champagne Cocktail
- 1 sugar cube
- Angostura bitters
- Lemon or orange twist, for garnish
Preparation: Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop into a champagne flute. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist.
- 2 oz Champagne
- 1/2 oz Lemon juice
- 1 oz Gin
- 2 dashes Simple syrup
Preparation: Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Stir gently. Serve in Champagne flute, straight up, no ice.
- 2 oz. golden rum
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1 tsp. honey
- 5 oz. brut champagne
Preparation: Mix rum, lime juice, and honey thoroughly with cracked ice in a chilled cocktail shaker, then pour unstrained into glass. Fill with champagne.
- 3/4 oz cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
- 1/3 oz of Grand Marnier
- A dash of fresh lime juice
- 1 thin strip of lime zest,
- Brut sparkling wine or Champagne, chilled
Preparation: Combine the cranberry juice, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. Hold a lime strip over a tall Champagne flute, twist or tie it into a single knot to release the essential oils, and drop the zest into the flute. Add the mixture to the flute. Top flute with the sparkling wine.
Feel free to share your own favourites or creations via the #cocktailenblanc.
Take care of you and your family and stay home!
#dinerenblanc #restezchezvous #restezchezvoussanté #stayhome&santé
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