Friday, September 18

champagne carlton

champagne carlton | #proseccointhepark
i can't remember if the day or the meal was anything special but i get this feeling every time i think about elephant and castle. i can see it, everything, as it was. it's cold and gray outside, the wind whipping through the empty lot surrounded by a chain link fence lined with tiles, a memorial. we stood outside to wait red nosed, tapping our feet to keep warm. once inside we order a soup bowl of hot chocolate and these, champagne carltons. delicious raspberry infused champagne dreams. i am in love. until i have to think about the walk home, inching closer to an icy hudson.

we've been back many times since that day and though i reserve the hot chocolate for the colder months, the champagne carlton has remained one of my favorite brunch drinks in the city. so, after all this time, i have finally decided to recreate a version of it for myself and for you lovely readers and anyone who delights in champagne cocktails.
champagne carlton | #proseccointhepark
champagne carlton | #proseccointhepark
champagne carlton | #proseccointhepark

the champagne carlton
5 oz champagne
1/2 oz chambord
1/2 tsp raspberry preserves

add a drop of raspberry preserves to a champagne coupe, add chambord, and top with champagne or prosecco if you so choose. stir once and enjoy!
champagne carlton | #proseccointhepark

6 comments :

  1. 3 ingredients!! Doesn't get much simpler than that - excited to give this a whirl or at least order it out lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This looks and sounds amazing, and I love how it's only 3 ingredients and one of them is my all time fav - champagne <3

    Green Fashionista

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  3. Oh, yum!! This looks sooo good! So happy you're back :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  4. Amazing! Both the cocktail and narrative. I feel like I can see Elephant and Castle and for as cold as it sounds I'd love to be waiting in line!

    Happy Friday!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

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  5. All of the yes (es) to this drink! Pretty and it sounds delicious! Cheers!

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  6. Aw i really need a glass of this cocktail! Amazing recipe!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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