The beautiful days have arrived we will soon be able to relax by a pool with champagne. Yes, but with what champagne? As usual, each of us has got is own favorite way to drink champagne. If when you think about it, your first thought was to imagines a flute of Blanc de Blancs champagne, those last years there is a real success of sweeter cuvées and specially created to be enjoyed with ice cubes. Yes, yes, you read well, with ice cubes! Scandalous or tempting? Up to you to choose.
The term mixology simply comes from the term: mix. The goal is to develop champagnes that are intended to be mixed with another ingredient, such as fruit or mint leaves and accompanied by ice cubes to create a champagne cocktail.
Faced with the growth in demand, some champagne houses have been innovative and have created cuvées for this type of tasting. The common point of these champagnes is to be much sweeter than a classic brut champagne . The right balance is reached precisely in contact with ice (unlike the classic champagnes whose effect of ice is devastating).
These are champagnes dosed (between 25 and 45 grams of sugar / liter depending on houses and cuvées). If you buy the right champagne, it’s no longer an horrible mistake to taste it with ice cubes.
The only recommendation that is made to consume this type of champagne is to leave your traditional champagne flute glass and prefer drinking it in a wine glass. The tasting and the flavors will be optimal in this type of glass.
The instructions for this tasting are relatively simple:
1 / Pour the ice cubes (3 big ice cubes are enough)
2 / Add an ingredient: it is recommended to add citrus fruits (like grapefruit or lime), or even pineapple. And for vegetable lovers, you can choose celery, pepper, or ginger.
3 / Pour your champagne, it’s ready to drink !
Here is a selection for lovers of these champagnes or for the curious looking for new taste experiences …
So, want to let you surprise with these champagnes?