In my home, like any other busy home, time is a commodity. Many weeks, work, volunteer organizations, and family commitments keep me and my significant other from carving out quality time. To use a cliché, “We’re like passing ships in the night.”
Last year, a girlfriend visited and gifted a bottle of champagne. The bottle remained unopened for quite a while. One rare Sunday, with nothing on the calendar, we decided to uncork the bottle of bubbly. We sat on the couch, sipped champagne and chatted for a couple of hours. It was the perfect way to spend some quality time. Later on that week we reminisced how much fun we had and committed to making “Champagne Sundays” a tradition.
“Champagne Sundays” doesn’t always mean a bottle of champagne. Sometimes we opt for a Prosecco or Cava Spanish Sparkling Wine. There are also numerous champagne recipes to try. Here’s a favorite:
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Image: Martha Stewart
- 3 drops Bitters
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 ounce Cognac
- 4 ounces chilled Champagne
Directions. Drop bitters onto sugar cube; let soak in. Place sugar cube in a Champagne flute. Add Cognac, and top with Champagne and serve. This recipe can be easily multiplied.
We invite you to join us for “Champagne Sundays.” Check back next week for a new “Champagne Sundays” recipe! Cheers!
The Pretty Domestic