In everyone’s life there’s a summer where it all began and you’ll never forget… right? My Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail will make your heart sing and remember that every summer has a story. Let your summer fantasy include this delightfully playful champagne cocktail loaded with strawberries, lemons and starry-eyed possibilities.
My Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail recipe is: Gluten Free and perfect for any summer event!
Enjoy your Summer Fling
Hello summer. Welcome back. I’ve missed you terribly. It’s time to get into the pool. Time to break free of the confines of the house. I have longed to feel the grass under my bare feet. For those of you who know me, you’ll agree that most of my best memories have been made either bare foot or in flip-flips.
Adventure awaits in the summer and I can’t get enough of it. One other thing I can’t seem to get enough of is my Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail. I have permanently added the Summer Fling to my list of summertime favorites.
My friend Lisa introduced me to this wonderful infusion of strawberries, lemons, rosé and champagne. Wow…Thank you. As the summer sun is beating down (which is already happening here in Provence) you will feel so much better with this cocktail in your hand. Trust me.
Want to pair your cocktail with something delightful? Take my Lemon No Bake Cheesecake for a whirl.
How to make a Summer Fling
Like any good Summer Fling, the flavors in this cocktail take a bit of time to develop…
First, find some rosé either at the grocery or a wine store. You don’t need anything expensive since we will be infusing it with other flavors.
Next, locate some organic (preferable) strawberries and an organic lemon. Wash them up really well.
Combine the strawberries, lemons and rosé in a glass carafe. Let it develop overnight in the fridge for maximum flavor potential!
Mix with some lemonade and top off with champagne, cava or sparkling water. I love adding a spring of mint as well.
Remember to drink responsibly… don’t spill.
Why have a Summer Fling?
Why not have a Summer Fling? This cocktail has it all:
- Your daily serving of fruit.
- Plenty of Vitamin C, B6, A, E and more!
- Potent Antioxidants & Improved Cardio Health
- A great source for Flavonoids
- It tastes flippin’ incredible too!
I’m all for the Summer Fling. Make it today and enjoy it tomorrow. It’s just that simple.
QUICK TIP: You can add in the lemonade during the steeping / infusion process if you want. The infusion will be cloudy if you do this, but I love the flavor. Also, if you want to use homemade lemonade, feel free to do so! If there is no sugar added, the cocktail may be too dry and sour. A little sugar goes a long way.
Final thoughts on the Summer Fling Champagne Cocktail Recipe:
You’re going to love the Summer Fling on a hot summer afternoon with friends, at the beach, on the lake, at breakfast or brunch… even at lunch. Try it in the shade or at a parade. You know it’s good ’cause there’s lemonade. Make this today without any delay to get the good times underway.
The Recipe Redux
I’d like to thank everyone at The Recipe Redux for suggesting this month’s theme of healthy, colorful drink concoctions that would be perfect for festivities like bridal showers or graduations. We had a great time making this recipe and an even better time enjoying it in the sun! Please be sure to check out the other recipes in this collection by clicking on the Recipe Redux badge below in the post.
Let your summer fantasy include this delightfully playful champagne cocktail loaded with strawberries, lemons and starry-eyed possibilities.
- 1 Bottle Rosé
- 10 Strawberries Sliced
- 1/2 Lemon Sliced
- 2.5 Cups Lemonade
- 1 Bottle Champagne or Cava
Wash the strawberries and the lemon very well.
Add the strawberries and lemon to a glass pitcher or jar large enough to hold all the liquid.
Add in the rosé and the lemonade.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight for the best flavor.
Pour into champagne flutes, filling 1/2 way and top each flute with champagne or cava.
Add in a fresh sliced strawberry and fresh mint to garnish if you would like.
If you're not into champagne or don't want to spend the money, look for alternatives such as cava or prosecco. Just make sure that they are Brut rather than demi-sec.
Don't want more alcohol in your drink than just the rosé? No problem. Add in some sparkling water for an infused Rosé Spritzer. It's delicious.