We love collecting cocktails for our readers to try for special occasions but we also love creating signature cocktail recipes for you to use on your wedding day. Straight from our new issue, our sommelier Gianna has created these wine-based cocktails that would fit perfectly for you and your new spouse to toast with on the big day. Take our this first cocktail recipe, the Classic Champagne Cocktails inspiration to create your own recipe or just use our recipe. We encourage you to be inspired and make your own but if not – enjoy this recipe and we will toast to your happily ever after. Cheers!
Just as a ring is the ultimate symbol for tying the knot, nothing says celebration like a champagne cocktail.This timeless libation has a special place in my heart as it was recommended by sommelier Erik of Thomas Keller’s restaurant, Bouchon where I got engaged. I also enjoyed this classic many times on my honeymoon; there is just something about sparkling wine that accentuates joyful occasions unlike any other drink. Best served on a silver platter during cocktail hour with canapes or paired with dessert – the hint of sweetness from the sugar can handle wedding cake and creates another great opportunity for a toast.
Recipe Courtesy of Erik Johnson, Sommelier, Bouchon Restaurant,Yountville. Recipe adapted from the Metropolitan Hotel, New York City circa 1935
Photograph by Leslie Grow