This combines two of my favourite alcoholic drinks and they go together surprisingly well. The sweetness of the Amaretto is tempered by the tang of the champagne. If your budget will not run to champagne, or if you are not a champagne lover, then cava, prosecco or cremente work just as well (as long as you choose a dry, not a semi-dry version). Similarly, a budget/own-brand version of Amaretto can be used if you want to keep costs down.
I absolutely cannot remember where I first got this drinks recipe, but I do remember that when I first served it at a party we held at our first apartment in Brussels (yes, this was very pre-children…) it was a big success. What I also love about this drink is that it looks and tastes really sophisticated, but takes next to no time to prepare!
Ingredients: (serves 6)
- 1 bottle champagne (or variant as per above)
- 1 bottle Amaretto (you won’t use all of it!)
- 6 Champagne flutes
1. Pour a measure of Amaretto into each flute (not too much, about 30-50ml). Top up with champagne. Serve!
Voila, you’re done! Now go enjoy the party…