(image from Pierre Guinoiseau)
The kitchn has an informative post about one of my favorite cocktails, the Kir, and its bubblier counterpart, the Kir Royale. I know what I’m making this weekend. Cheers!
One of my favorite cocktails is a Pimm’s and lemonade, made with the spicy British liqueur Pimm’s No. 1 Cup. You can’t find it everywhere, but it’s not too difficult to track down in the U.S. For a refreshing summer beverage, fill a tall glass with any combination of sliced citrus fruit, cucumber, or apples, a sprig of mint, ice, a shot of Pimm’s, and top with Sprite, ginger ale, or, if you’re lucky, true British lemonade. Enjoy!
I love love love champagne and sparkling wine of any variety. While I enjoy the standard champagne flute, my eye’s been wandering lately to the champagne coupe. Invented in England in the 17th-century, the coupe was popular until about the 1960s. Apparently their appearance on Mad Men has re-popularized the glass, even though it’s not the ideal shape for sparkling wines. More surface area means the bubbles disappear faster — just have to drink quick!