Pop the bubbly and mix up a delightful Framboise Champagne Cocktail tonight! This twist on classic beer cocktail features two ingredients: Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic, which is a raspberry beer, and champagne. The champagne mellows the sweetness of the raspberry lambic while adding bubbly goodness. This cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, July 4 and any regular ‘ol weeknight that calls for a little bubbly. Make one today!
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!
Hip, hip, HOORAY for a sparkling cocktail that’s the perfect color for an at-home Valentine’s dinner!
Let it be known, though, that this drink works year-round, whether you’re mixing it for New Year’s, a girls’ night in, July 4, or any other time you feel compelled to drink something with bubbles.
This Framboise Champagne Cocktail won’t disappoint. And it’s fast becoming one of my new favorite things because it’s super easy and super delicious… and you can make it for a crowd.
When I was a college student, my friends and I liked to walk to a local restaurant just off campus. I grabbed many lunches at The Chimes, and I took visiting friends to visit the well-loved establishment as often as I could.
As I got older, I discovered their beer list. (Hey, y’all know I didn’t drink until I was 21, so this was lost on me until then.)
It was the place my colleagues and I congregated after sending the student newspaper off at midnight. Not only was their kitchen open late and their food delicious, but their beers were always good. And they were plentiful. I’m talkin’ 100+ beers on tap.
It was there that I discovered my love for Framboise, a beer that is brilliantly raspberry flavored and does not taste like beer. Framboise is a lambic, which is fermented differently than regular beer, and is brewed in a specific Belgian region. It’s a good introduction for someone who’s not into beer because it’s strongly flavored by the fruit. It’s also a deliciously sweet way to start an evening with your friends.
Please note it’s pronounced fram-bwa-zzzz. Because I learned I’ve been mispronouncing it for 10+ years this past weekend.
One of my favorite ways to drink Framboise was mixed with another Belgian beer, Hoegaarden. The Hoegaarden, a wheat brew, cuts the sweetness of the raspberry lambic beautifully… but the name is quite unfortunate.
I’ve seen it listed as a Dirty Hoe, a Rose Garden, a Bloody Hoe, etc.
The name isn’t really appetizing, huh?
So for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a twist on this favorite beer cocktail of mine.
Instead of sharing the classic mixture with y’all, I wanted to make it fancier. And we should all know by now that when I want to get fancy, I involve champagne.
And thus… the Framboise Champagne Cocktail was born.
It’s only requires two ingredients, and it takes less than 5 minutes to mix up. The most challenging part is opening the bottles.
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Now who wants one (or more) of these beauties for tonight?
Here’s how you can make your own and impress your sweet, your friends or yourself:
- 4 oz. Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic
- 2 oz. champagne (or another dry sparkling white wine)
- In a white wine glass or a champagne flute, measure in the Lindeman’s Framboise Lambic.
- Pour the champagne on top of the Framboise.
- Enjoy immediately.
Have you ever tried Framboise?
What would you like to drink a Framboise Champagne Cocktail to celebrate?