3 Ways to Make Your Champagne Healthier

mango and passionfruit champagne

With all this heat, it’s hard for a girl to keep her drinks cold. Here are 3 “healthy” ways to keep your drinks on ice.

Mango and Passionfruit Champagne

Freeze the pulp two large mangoes and 12 passionfruit. You’ll need approximately 3 icecube trays.

Allow to freeze overnight.

Place an icecube in champagne flute, and pour over champagne.

Grape Ice Blocks

Grape Iceblocks are great for cooling wine

We had drinks at a neighbour’s house recently on a very hot afternoon. To keep our drinks cold, our hostess tossed a frozen grape or two in our wine!

Popsicle With A Twist

popsicles with a twist

This recipe gives an adult twist to our fruit popsicle recipe. Make sure you’re very clear with your kids that these are definitely not for afternoon tea!

2 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a SEEDLESS watermelon)
3 cups Champagne
/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small

Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth.

Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed will vary depending on size of molds). Fill each one with the chopped fresh fruit.

Combine the Champagne with the watermelon puree, then pour into molds until each is full to the top. Place a popsicle stick into each one. Place into your freezer and freeze for about 6 to 8 hours.

When ready to serve, run the popsicle molds under warm water for a few seconds and then pull each one out. Enjoy!

What’s a standard drink?

Remember alcohol should be a “sometimes food” not an “every day food”, and you should be aware of guidelines around the consumption of alcohol. You should also know what a standard drink looks like in today’s oversized wine glasses. Take a look at this video demonstrating standard drinks in modern wine glasses.

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