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Friday, September 20, 2013

Champagne Rum Punch

Ten years ago today I embarked on the greatest adventure of my life.  The Mr and I said "I Do!" and began our life together.

We celebrated with our family and friends.  I got to wear a beautiful dress and dance in a room filled with bubbles.

I carried a perfect bouquet of roses and lilies.

Honestly, everything was just perfect.  And one of my very favorite things was our toasting champagne punch.  We chose green and white for the colors for our wedding.  A few months prior to our wedding, we visited some friends in Las Vegas.  While there, we tasted this amazing green champagne drink at Rumjungle in Mandalay Bay.  I knew it would be perfect for our wedding toast and we set out to recreate the flavors ourselves.  Several hours (and quite a lot of champagne and rum) later we were set!

We did serve it at the wedding (after much strong-arming the facility whose management did not want to mix a champagne drink for us) and we liked it so much that we gave individual bottles of champagne to our guests with the recipe attached.

And now I'm sharing it with you here:

Champagne Rum Punch

Ingredients Per Serving:

  • 2 Tablespoons Cruzan Banana Rum
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 Cup Champagne
  • 1 Sugar Cube

Combine first four ingredients into a champagne glass.  Drop a sugar cube into the glass just before serving.  

You'll end up with lovely green glasses of tropically flavored champagne.... with a bit of an extra kick.  And when you drink one, give a toast to love and laughter and to happily ever after!

And a Happy Anniversary to The Mr!  I love you and cannot wait to see what the next ten years of adventure holds for us!

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