How to serve the Blushing Bride cocktail
The Blushing Bride cocktail is best served in a Champagne flute. Also sometimes referred to as Champagne tulips, these tall, narrow glasses are ideal for serving Champagne and Champagne cocktails. It holds around 180ml-300ml and works well for all sorts of bubbly drinks.
However, aside from looking fancy, this type of glass is also a good choice for a Blushing Bride cocktail for rather scientific reasons. See, in a glass with too much surface area, the natural carbonation of the drink would fizzle out too quickly. A Champagne flute helps to form and maintain the drink’s bubbles. The more bubbles, the better the texture of the drink!
Additionally, a flute’s deeper bowl allows your guests to enjoy the visual effect of bubbles rising to the top of the drink. The long, slender stem also helps to keep the drink nice and cold since the holder’s body heat is not around the bowl of the glass. Learn more about cocktail glass types here.
While there are cocktails that can be batch-prepped ahead of a gathering, the Blushing Bride calls for a more step-by-step approach because you want to preserve the bubbliness of the Champagne. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make things a little simpler when you’re expecting quite a few guests.
If you want to serve the drink for a party and don’t want to prepare each one individually, we recommend that you prep your glasses beforehand. Measure out the peach schnapps and grenadine into each glass, and have it ready in pre-garnished flutes when your guests arrive, keeping the Champagne corked and on ice. Then you can simply pop the bubbly and charge each glass with Champagne before you serve it individually.
Blushing Bride cocktail variations
If peach schnapps isn’t your favourite tipple, pick a flavour you love. Cherry schnapps would be gorgeous and offer the perfect blush as would blackberry. Melon schnapps would give a tasty tropical twist. For local homegrown flavour, ditch the schnapps and pour it with elderflower liqueur for a more delicate floral sip.
Have fun with your garnish – why not try fresh pomegranate arils or blueberries?
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How strong is the Blushing Bride cocktail?
The Blushing Bride signature drink features both peach schnapps, which is a low-alcohol spirit with an ABV of between 15-20% and Champagne which comes in at approximately 12% ABV. As such, it is a moderately strong drink that can be enjoyed in moderation.
Bonus tip: If you are planning to serve the Blushing Bride cocktail at a hen do, we’ve got a whole section of insider tips on planning a hen party!