Monday, March 4, 2013

Irish Champagne


Happy Monday, Friends. The Churches had an extremely lazy weekend. My kids weren't feeling 100% so we spent a good portion of the weekend lying around, watching movies. I may have cried multiple times during Tangled, incase you were wondering about my state of mind. 


Remember how I mentioned in my last post that I was partaking in a 2-week alcohol-free detox? Well, that lasted exactly five days. See, for the last few year Clay and I have been going away for St Patrick's Day weekend to an Irish hotel in an Irish city a few hours from where we live, and it's a celebration. A straight up par-tay.  


I thought if I took a break from my evening bottle glass of wine, I'd be more apt to fully and completely enjoy it when we were reunited during St Patty's weekend. You know, along the same lines of how you don't eat all day when you know you're going to amazing place for dinner that evening. That.

 

But I'm a mom of two young children who works full time and yoga only gets me so far. Whine. Wine.  You get it. 


So, yeah, wine was had. And champagne! And in the spirit of St Patrick's Day, Irish Champagne. Which is basically a mojito but with champagne in place of the rum. It's Irish because of the mint. Hey, if McDonald's can add mint to shit and call it a shamrock, then I can too.


The recipe for one glass is super simple: break up four whole mint leaves into a champagne glass.  Add 2 tbsp lime juice (or the juice of one whole lime if you happen to have one) and 1 tsp powered sugar, then muddle the mixture.  Add 2 oz champagne and 2 oz cream soda. Typically I would of used club soda, but the liquor store near my house was out of club so I subbed cream. And it was delicious; not sure I'll go back to club.


Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. Mmm.. this looks DELICIOUS! Totally trying this. Thanks for sharing!

    Alex[andra]
    letlifebelikemusic.blogspot.ca

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  2. Oh this looks delicious, I'll be giving this a try at home! xx
    www.thepinkcashmere.com

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  3. Festive! Might have to try this one, thanks for sharing!

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  4. This looks delish!

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com

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  5. Omg I literally just watched Tangled and may have teared up at one point....

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  6. Oooo...this looks yummy! And so easy! I'll have to try this!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  7. This sounds uber delicious. I love mojitos. But with cream soda, now we're talking :)

    I'm excited to follow your blog!

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  8. Definitely trying this. Looks AMAZEBALLS.

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    1. Taking this word.

      Confirmed, the photos sold it; copy-paste the recipe, picking up ingredients. Officially amazeballs.

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  9. This sounds totally yummy!!! Following you via GFC!

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  10. whoa whoa whoa this looks fantastic!!

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  11. So I've cut out all alcohol except for whiskey ('cause it goes so well with Diet Coke) while I'm low carbing but this is making me second guess that like whoa. Ugh, amazing.

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  12. Ugh, this looks amazing. Remind me of this recipe next St Patty's Day. <3 <3 <3 Tangled.

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    1. Also, the part of me that knows ICP lyrics wants to give a shout out to your Faygo.

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  13. Irish I was drinking this right.now.

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  14. wow that looks amazing! not a huge mojito fan, but i might like your take with champagne instead of gin :)

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  15. I was laughing all the way through this post - you are hilarious. And this drink looks fantastic... can't wait to add it to my little black bar book. :) Hope you have a fab week.

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  16. yum yum yum!!! i adore mojitos! and yes, mcdonalds add mints and suddenly its shamrock?!
    Helene in Between

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  17. Ohhh YES, definitely trying these Irish babies ASAP! And there is no shame in crying over Tangled. I loved that movie (probably more than my 4 nieces did).

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  18. This drink looks delicious! I just started following you, feel free to follow back if you want to :)

    Xx
    /Stephanie / http:// mydarlingsolitude.blogspot.com

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  19. Ohhhhh ohhhh, this looks so delicious.
    Also, welcome back to the wagon!

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  20. Love your blog! I'm a new follower. Feel free to follow back.

    Thanks,
    Gina

    http://www.lipglossonmylatte.com/

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  21. Excellent recipe! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

    sixthtractate.blogspot.com

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  22. Great post and blog..
    Maybe u want to follow each other?
    If u wanna let me know..
    Follow me and I follow u! ♥

    Love, Jackffy
    jackffy.blogspot.com

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  23. oh my gosh - this look sooooo tasty! i need to try this - i love mint and mojitos so i gotta try this. thanks for stopping by my blog - following you back!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  24. ooohhh i love champagne and this looks so good and refreshing!! :D

    have a good weekend
    Click me for my NEW BLOG

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  25. This looks like a classy yummy time! Relaxing for sure!

    I am so excited to follow you via GFC! Glad I stopped by your blog.
    I hope you follow back so we can stay in touch xoxo

    http://lettersfromamermaid.blogspot.com/

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  26. oh hell yeah! I'm def trying this!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :)
    http://lizziapple.blogspot.com/

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  27. Nice! This looks amazingly refreshing and hard to resist. The mint leaves are a nice touch.

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  28. Looks sooooo yum! And I totally know all about crying during tangled.... Haha so great

    Http://streetlily.blogspot.com

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  29. This drink looks delish. Beautiful photos too!

    :3

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  30. So excited to try this! I was just talking to my boyfriend yesterday about how there was no way I was going to be drinking green beer on St.Patrick's day, I may be Irish but that doesn't change the fact that I am a champagne girl. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    xxoo
    Jordyn

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  31. I found you through a comment you made on Melinda's blog, Does this scale make me look fat.

    This looks absolutely fabulous!! I want one . . . now. =)

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  32. This looks so good!!! I just stumbled across your blog and immediately followed! I love :)

    Erica
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm totally going to try this over the weekend!

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  34. I love this-- I'm totally going to make it this weekend!! I'm so excited!

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  35. This looks delicious!! I wish I had found it before St. Patrick's Day but...I think it will work for any weekend :) I love champagne and mojitos...so the two of them together, sound heavenly.

    Hope you can check out my blog! We could follow each other?

    ~megan
    http://scottsisterstyle.blogspot.com

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