In our eyes, champagne is a staple at any wedding (or really any event for that matter). Popping the cork off a nice bottle of champagne, whether done traditional style or in a more dramatic show of sabering the champagne, any way you entertain it – that “pop” just exudes celebration. In the third part of our “Styled Drink” series with photographer Josh Gruetzmacher, we’re sharing four simple, gorgeous, and of course delicious ways to spruce up that traditional glass of champagne. Each of these four variations have very different taste and style profiles, from the classic to the rustic, and even retro-chic wedding.
Using a variety of mixed berries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and even blueberries can add just a touch of sweetness to a simple glass of champagne. Scale the amount of sweet, and style the look depending on which berries you choose. This delicious addition can work for indoor, outdoor, and pretty much any season your berry of choice is at it’s ripest.
A Sprig of Lavender
For your rustic, outdoor wedding throw a sprig of lavender in each glass of champagne. This earthy aroma adds just the right amount of floral tastiness. Not only is this a lovely touch of unexpected flavor, but this small detail is truly a gorgeous style addition.
A Twist of Orange
No better way to add some fresh, citrus flavor to your wedding, then with a twist of orange perfectly placed on the rim of each champagne flute. A vibrant addition to the increasingly popular brunch wedding or even the occasional crisp and modern mid-summer soiree.
A Touch of Bitters
The retro-drink culture is officially what’s now. Those old fashion cocktails, with the speakeasy style, have become an increasingly popular trend. An easy way to bring this new found love to your big day? Add a touch of bitters and one small sugar cube to each glass of champagne (lemon twist optional). Aromatic, sweet, and spicy, with a touch of that Mad Men style.