Happy Hour Tuesday!
We are only a few days away from Thanksgiving and we all know what that means: that after reuniting with our families around a well dressed table to give thanks and enjoy a piece of stuffed turkey, it’s time to put turn the page and prepare for Christmas! And with that, all of our pretty orange decorations will disappear in favor of warmer red tones. So this week, in honor of the Fall and its fun, pumpkin-tinted shades, we decided to take in consideration a delicious, sweet and refined champagne-based drink called Clementine Lemon Champagne Cocktail.
This drink uses three different kind of citrus fruit, which means that other than enjoying our palate we also intake vitamin C and other nutritional citrus contents that can impact our health in a beneficial way. Pomegranate for example helps preventing from heart disease and is a good antioxidant; clementines contain calcium, vitamin A (also an antioxidant and fundamental for the bone growth), and fiber. Lemon juice contains also a good amount of iron, potassium, copper and calcium.
Clementine Lemon Champagne Cocktail is a celebration of sweet and sour, and its fun orange color will only brighten up your days (or nights). So buckle up for winter my friends, and in the meantime enjoy this effervescent drink which of course always tastes better in good company!
Ingredients (2 servings):
250 ml (about 8.5 oz) Champagne, chilled
150 ml (5 oz) clementine juice
20 ml (0.6 oz) Rometti Limoncello
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar cane
Cut the pomegranate in half, save some of the red berries for decoration and squeeze the rest with a citrus-fruit squeezer until you have about 100 ml. Add fresh clementine juice, lemon juice and Rometti Limoncello. Add Champagne and sugar. Pour in a glass filled for half with ice and stir.
Recipe and image from http://www.undejeunerdesoleil.com