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Wedding season would not be complete without a stunning Champagne cocktail and a few blushing brides. The two come together in a dainty little glass in one of these easy Blushing Bride recipes.
As you might imagine, 'Blushing Bride' has become a popular name for sparkling wedding cocktails over the years and all are a little different from the rest. They each feature a sweet fruit and your favorite bubbly and are very easy to mix up. There's sure to be a drink here that's perfect for your wedding, shower, or bachelorette party.
Tip: Be sure to chill your Champagne so your Blushing Brides are nice and cold.
A Peachy Blushing Bride Recipe
This first Blushing Bride recipe is wonderful for toasting a newlywed couple at the reception. It features a simple mix of peach schnapps and grenadine topped with Champagne and it is easy to serve to both large and small parties.
As with any Champagne drink, pour the non-wine ingredients into the glass first and top it with Champagne just before you're ready to serve. The bubbles will take care of the mixing, so there is no need to stir. Simply pour and enjoy.
Pour the peach schnapps and grenadine into a Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.
A Sweet Blushing Bride Recipe
Pomegranate and a sweet vodka star in this newer Blushing Bride recipe and if you cannot get enough of either of those flavors, then this is the recipe for you. Again, it is sweet and simple and you'll love to share the blush-colored cocktail with everyone at your wedding.
PAMA will likely be your pomegranate liqueur of choice as it is one of the best available in that flavor. You have many options for the vodka, including Pinnacle Whipped, Cupcake Vodka, Burnett's Whipped Cream, or even Pearl's Wedding Cake Vodka (absolutely perfect for the occasion).
Just like the first recipe, all you need to do is pour the ingredients into a glass and toast the happy couple.
To make this drink, pour 1 1/2 ounces whipped cream or cake vodka and 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur into a flute and top with Champagne.
A Floral Blushing Bride Recipe
A little different from the others, this Blushing Bride recipe has a drier profile and that should appeal to those who wish to step away from sweet drinks. It is also the best option of the three when you want to show off a great Champagne.
The soft florals of elderflower are the perfect complement for any wine and it doesn't have to be Champagne, either. An Italian Prosecco or any sparkling wine will do just fine here, so feel free to explore your options prior to the big day.
Also, you'll notice that this cocktail does not have that blush color of the others. Instead, a few pomegranate seeds add a sophisticated touch of color for your guests to enjoy.
To make this drink, pour 1 1/2 ounces St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur into a flute and fill with champagne to fill. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
How Strong are These Blushing Brides?
Unless you choose the vodka recipe, the Blushing Bride cocktails are very light drinks. They each remain about as strong as the average glass of Champagne, so there really is no excuse why you cannot add a little flavor to the bubbly.
Peachy Blushing Bride - 12% ABV (24 proof)
Sweet Blushing Bride - 21% ABV (42 proof)
Floral Blushing Bride - 14% ABV (28 proof)