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Cocktails: Champagne with Citrus Popsicles

Cocktails is a Tablecrafter series on updated versions of classic alcoholic drinks.


Some things must be appreciated in their original state, but there's no denying that brainstorming the various ways to reinvent a classic is much too fun to completely forgo. In this recipe, we take the definitive French 75 and add an interesting twist. The citrus element of the cocktail comes in the form of an intensely flavored popsicle. Light, effervescent, and refreshing, our variation on the libation easily reminds us of the best summer cocktails we've had. 

Champagne with Citrus Popsicles

Yield: 8 popsicles
Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes (5 min prep / 1 hr 30 min freezing)


Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. champagne
  • ⅓ cup gin
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice

Procedure:

  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the champage and pour into popsicle molds and leave about ¼ of an inch allowance.
  2. Freeze for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until solid.
  3. Serve popsicles inside a glass and pour champagne over.

Are you enjoying our version of the French 75 cocktail? Share your thoughts with us, email us at hello@tablecrafter.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Cooking

Smoothie Sunday: Double Chocolate Oat Smoothie

Smoothie Sunday is a Tablecrafter series on creating flavorful blended beverages.


Do you remember when you were younger and your mom said you couldn't have chocolate for breakfast? Well, now you can. Having desserts for breakfast doesn't have to be a pipe dream anymore—but with a few exceptions. Coupling intense dark cocoa and sweet white chocolate with oats make for a decadent breakfast smoothie. Our double chocolate smoothie definitely packs a punch, say goodbye to those mid-morning hunger pangs with this blend. What are you waiting for? Get blending!

Double Chocolate Oat Smoothie

Yield: 2–3 servings
Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 large banana, frozen and sliced
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp white chocolate, melted

Procedure:

  1. Soak the oats for 15 minutes with a cup of the soy milk.
  2. Using a blender, mix the bananas, half of the soaked oats, half a cup of soy milk, the white chocolate, and a teaspoon of honey.
  3. Fill your glass halfway with the white chocolate mixture.
  4. In another blender, mix the remaining soaked oats, half a cup of soy milk, a teaspoon of honey, and cocoa powder.
  5. Fill the remaining half of your glass with the cocoa mixture.

Did you enjoy our Double Chocolate Oat Smoothie? Let us know how much you enjoyed this recipe by sending us an email at hello@tablecrafter.com. We can't wait to hear more from you!