We love Champagne! Why? Because it’s perfect for some of our favorite celebrations: birthdays, weddings, engagement parties, promotions, bubbles, anniversaries and puttin’ on the ritz.
Here are some of our favorite champagne drinks:
- Our favorite champagne drink is the brunch classic: Mimosa! Just mix your fave champagne (we’re poor so we drink Andre) and a splash of orange juice, ratio of 1:5.
- A Bellini is the perfect summertime drink. Mix ripe peaches (or peach syrup) with champagne. Throw in some sugar for extra sweetness. I’m totally craving one of these right now…
- An easy drink that looks fancy? Champagne Punch. Just cut up your favorite fruit – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – and throw it in the champagne. This is perfect for a fun brunch!
- This drink is based off my favorite shot – Liquid Cocaine. The champagne drink is made with 30 Ml of Vodka, 3/4 a glass of champagne and Redbull! Delicious.
- And for a non-drinkable recipe: Champagne Cake. Two of my favorite things mixed in one. You can’t go wrong. All you need is a box of super moist strawberry cake mix, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 egg whites and 1 1/4 cups of champagne. Mix together and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F. Add some additional champagne to your frosting for an extra special treat.
What’s your favorite champagne recipe?
I have a lot of friends who have turned 25 and feel super old. Now I did have a minor quarter life crisis – of course – but I love 25. And here’s why…
1. I can be selfish – with my time and with my money. No kids, spouses or in-laws to take care of. Spending $50 at happy hour and stumbling home at midnight on a Wednesday? Why not!
2. I can still go to college bars. Disagree? Fine. I won’t invite you to come out with me. There are plenty of 25-year-old grad students who always go out to college bars so leave me alone to my cheap drinks and kids with fake IDs.
3. I can spend an entire Saturday catching up on TV shows because I don’t have any other commitments that aren’t bail-able.
4. I sleep fairly well. No worries about the kids running around or babies screaming or aches and pains (usually).
5. It sounds mature (spoiler: it’s not that mature). Saying I’m 25 is one of the only things I can do that makes me sound really grown up.
6. There are a lot of really fun blog posts all over the internet about 20-somethings. Gotta love reading about myself. I’m so scared to hit 30. There aren’t any fun blog posts about 30-somethings…
7. It may not be ok to get crazy, embarrassingly drunk, but, when you do, you can hide really easily. You don’t have a ton of roommates or live in the dorms AND you don’t have a spouse and kids running around to take care of all day. You can just turn off all the lights and watch TV while trying to forget you acted like a 21-year-old the previous night.
8. You don’t have kids yet – blah. scary. gross – but 25 is old enough to have at least one friend with a baby for you to play with.
9. Friends are getting married = Bachelorette parties are awesome.
10. It’s still – kind of – socially acceptable for your parents to buy you groceries when they visit you. But only if they offer…
I love drinking games. Well I love games in general, so turning non-drinking games into drinking games is a favorite past time of mine.
If you’re looking for a chill night out, don’t play this game. It’s been known to cause people to pass out, pants-less, before 10 p.m. (you’re welcome, you-know-who).
iPod Game Rules
Turn your iPod on shuffle. This works best with an iPod full of random music – lots of different genres.
Once your iPod is ready, the first person makes a rule. Here are some examples:
- If the next song is sang by a girl, all the girls take a drink
- If the next song is country music, everyone who likes country has to take a drink
- If you know all the words to the next song, give out a drink
- If you danced to the next song at a high school dance, take a drink
- If the next song has a word in a foreign language in the title, everyone who has been out of the country, take a drink
- If you’ve seen the next band live, take a drink
Now, these are all fun and great, but when you drink a little too much, you start making rules like this:
- If the next song has words, [Call-Out Individual Friend] takes a shot
- If the next band has ever sang live, everyone takes shots
As you can see, this game will start a drunk fast. I warn you – if you want all your friends to make it out, don’t play this game. However, if you’re looking for a fun, drunk time, play on!
If you’re competitive and need to know who’s the winner, play this game. It’ll be fairly obvious at the end who is the winner and who loses.
*Also works with iTunes on a computer if you trust your computer around your drunk friends.
Sunday nights are the worst. I want to write a post about all the shame you feel after a weekend full of drinking. But I’m too exhausted from the weekend full of drinking to actually think through a blog post. Life is hard. So stay tuned until later this week when I have more energy and regain some of the brain cells I lost. Thank you, alcohol.