This 4 ingredient hibiscus champagne cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s beautiful and the combination of the hibiscus flowers with champagne is as delicious as it is lovely.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, I wanted to do a special drink for those of us who will spending the night at home. I’ll be making langostino pasta for two for our special dinner. It goes nicely with this champagne cocktail.
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Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail
Any sort of champagne cocktail is in order for Valentine’s Day, but this one is especially beautiful. The hibiscus syrup is wonderfully fragrant and sweet, it doesn’t not taste like you are eating a mouthful of flower petals, which I’m sure is someone’s concern out there.
The hibiscus flowers are totally edible and have an almost raspberry taste to them. They are actually quite delicious.
I love this cocktail for special events like bridal showers & weddings, Mother’s Day, Oscar viewing parties, you name it. Any occasion to serve champagne is a good occasion, as far as I’m concerned.
Chambord and Champagne
I’ve had a few people ask “what does Chambord taste like?” It is a black raspberry liqueur. It’s on the sweet side and it is very tasty. It blends really well with champagne, making it a perfect fit for this cocktail.
Champagne, while it is delicious, isn’t generally sweet. Pairing it with something sweet makes it dangerously drinkable. Especially if you like your cocktails on the sweeter side, this is a drink you’re going to love.
Hibiscus Flowers in syrup
Most people are familiar with the dried hibiscus flowers that are used to make tea, but have you seen these hibiscus flowers in syrup? Many years ago, I was gifted a big jar of these flowers at a food show. They sat in the kitchen for months until I finally figured out what to do with them.
That was at least a decade ago and I’ve been making these cocktails for special occasions ever since.
Because the hibiscus flowers have a mild raspberry taste to them, they go splendidly with the Chambord. This champagne cocktail couldn’t be easier – a few ingredients topped with champagne and there you have it.
It’s visually stunning, it’s unique and delicious. So bring home a bottle of bubbly, some flowers and kick back with the one you love… sipping this hibiscus champagne cocktail.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 0gSugar: 57gProtein: 0g
Post originally published 2/12/12