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Tuesday Toasts

You never need to wait for a special occasion to toast good friends. And sometimes a Tuesday night drink with the girls after work is as good a reason as any. If beer nuts and Budweiser is not what you are looking for though, I have some other ideas.

How does a nice cheese plate sound? No weeknight cooking required to share a drink. A nice cheese plate with a few different types is a great little snack, and easy to pull together. Now, of course you can always pair cheese with wine but to change it up and add a little fun how bought serving Mimosas and Bellinis.

And just like the cheese plate no recipes required here either. Or at least I would recommend going more casual and recipe free and making them more to individual tastes.

Mimosa
Orange Juice
Champagne

Fill any glass of your choosing, champagne flutes not required, anywhere from 1/3 – 2/3 full with champagne and then top off with orange juice. If you want to kick it up a notch you can add a little mandarin vodka, but I’m not sure there’s any reason to mess with a classic.

Bellini
Bellini mix/juice
Champagne

Fill any glass of your choosing, champagne flutes not required, anywhere from 1/3 – 2/3 full with champagne and then top off with bellini mix. Bellini mix or juice will most likely be found with the other drink mixes in your local grocery story; and it may be in a can, not a bottle.

Champagne
I know very little about champagne, in fact with the exception of Almond Champagne, (which I’ll save for another post), I don’t even like champagne unless it’s mixed with something like orange juice. So here is all I’m going to say about the right kind of champagne for a mimosa or bellini; make it cheap! If you are going to be adding something to it anyhow, and you are not a champagne connoisseur, (in which case you’re probably not adding anything to it), I would say it probably doesn’t matter. In honor of my Aunt Lorraine though, I am going to recommend Andre Champagne!

Cheers!

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