I was talking to my mother yesterday and mentioned I can’t recall the last time I had an official “Valentine” For the past year or so I’ve been going through a divorce and am “single” on Valentine’s Day. But, please don’t feel sorry for me! Like last year, Valentine’s Day and really EVERY day is one more opportunity for me to LOVE MYSELF. This Valentine’s Day I decided to celebrate me in a very special way. In addition to running the Heart and Soles 5k and the Mercedes Marathon Relay this weekend, I treated myself to a special celebratory drink in honor of the love I have for me! I give you Strawberry Raspberry Champagne punch!
And yes, it is as delicious as it looks! I am going to share this wonderful recipe with you because you deserve some love too! This punch is great for a party, girlfriends night in or whenever you are feeling festive!
I started with a bottle of Barefoot Bubbly champagne. I love the Barefoot brand it is reasonably priced and it tastes amazing! Since I am celebrating love, I decided to go with a Pink Moscato champagne. Generally I am not a fan of Moscato because it is too sweet but since I was making a punch I figured it would work. And it did, although this was sweet for a champagne it was nowhere near as sweet as drinking Moscato! I also suggest using a dry Rose champagne of your choice – if you don’t know, dry champagnes are a bit on the sweet side. Trust me!
Next I added frozen strawberries and raspberry sorbet. I used sweetened frozen strawberries but you can use unsweetened or fresh strawberries. The choice is yours. And the raspberry sorbet is the piece de resistance! It is tart and offsets the sweetness of the champagne. The end result? Delicious!
Strawberry Raspberry Champagne Punch
1 Bottle of Dry Rose Champagne
Frozen sweetened strawberries
Pour champagne in a martini glass until 3/4 full.
Add a tablespoon of frozen strawberries
Add two tablespoons of sorbet.
If you want to make a punch bowl simply pour the entire bottle of champagne in the bowl, add a cup or two of frozen strawberries and a pint of raspberry sorbet. Stir and enjoy!