The Basics of Bubbly

30 Dec

2011 is quickly approaching and while you might be scrambling to find your sequined party dress, obnoxious noisemakers and designated driver, I’ve got your healthy drinking decisions covered. 

It’s an easy decision: Champagne!  

Champagne: sparkling wine produced in the French region of Champagne–although some American producers still use the “champagne” title on their products.  Champagne can range in price from $4 to upwards of $200 and has an average alcohol content of 10-12%. 

But not all champagnes are created equal when it comes to calories!

DRINK THIS:

Andre Brut Extra Dry $3.99

750 ml bottle=500 calories

4 oz=60-65 calories

NOT THAT:

Andre Strawberry Champagne $3.99

750 ml bottle=700 calories

4 oz=100-110 calories

Want another champagne alternative? Make your own personalized low-cal champagne cocktail!  

What you need to create your signature champagne cocktail:

  • Favorite flavored liquor
  • Any type of juice that complements your liquor choice
  • Brut champagne
  • champagne flute (6-7 oz)

Pour 1-2 oz liquor and a splash of juice into a mixer with ice.  Shake and strain into a champagne glass.  Top off the glass with your choice of Brut champagne!

My Signature champagne Cocktail–Cherry Crush

  • 1-2 oz Smirnoff Cherry
  • Splash of Cranberry
  • Brut champagne
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

150 calories per glass!

 

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One Response to “The Basics of Bubbly”

  1. Kristin Kolat December 31, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    Noisemakers? Youve just given me a great idea! The cherry crush looks delish tho

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