A new way to drink champagne this summer

posted on: Friday, 30 June 2017

Have you noticed there's a bit of a chase out there for the must order summer drink? Every week it's changing. I have my favorites, which you'll be seeing throughout the summer, as there's nothing I love more than a gorgeous tipple and a roof terrace in the sun. But, there are some surprising new options available for those looking to quench their thirst in the warm weather and this latest introduction is one I would have never expected. I can't tell you the number of times I've been sitting with friends, have asked for some ice to chill my wine further, and basically been told off for the practice. So you can imagine my surprise when an invite from Moet & Chandon came through the letterbox asking me to come and indulge in iced champagne. Say what?!

Fast forward a week and I'm sitting on the terrace at the Bluebird in Chelsea with an iced champagne in hand. Yes, this is the new Moet Ice Imperial and it's meant to be sipped with three ice cubes, not four, not five- three's the perfect number! When served with ice cubes filled with strawberries, mint or cucumber, the flavor is only enhanced and the beauty of the drink magnified ten fold. For those of you thinking "watered down champagne," think again. This is a drink that's designed to taste better with ice, and it really does. It's tried and tested by me, and Mr. FFG, and it's just about one of the easiest things to drink. It's fruity, it's fresh and it's best enjoyed with strawberries or raspberries, in my humble opinion. However, at brunch we had a chance to taste all sorts of different concoctions and I must say everyone had their own select favourite. It's really a "make it your own" situation and would make for a great bar cart setup. Yes, there are thoughts there...

Here's a look at our morning with champagne, pancakes and beautiful bartenders....

Fashion Foie Gras was a guest of Moet & Chandon for brunch.