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Chandon’s top 5 cocktails for the Formula1 season

It’s Formula 1 Grand Prix season in Australia, so you need drinks. Goes without saying.

Cheer on Daniel Riccardo and the others with a Chandon-inspired cocktail in-hand for extra effect. Here are the recipes for five fabulously champagne-inspired ones you need to try.

Chandon Sparkles

Chandon Sparkles is a drink created to celebrate the partnership between Chandon and McLaren. The fusion between the orange and sparkling cinnamon results in an explosion of flavours.

Ingredients
Chandon Brut
10ml orange syrup (recipe below)
Cinnamon powder

How to prepare?
Fill a chilled flute with Chandon Brut, then add the orange syrup. Use a blowtorch to burn some cinnamon powder while sprinkling on the glass.

Chandon Sparkles

The Spark by Fernando Alonso

Spark by Fernando is a captivating drink. Vibrating just like his Spanish origins, this drink perfectly blends the spiciness of the pepper to the outstanding grapefruit flavour.

Ingredients
60 ml Chandon Brut
10ml pink pepper berries syrup (recipe below)
40ml grapefruit juice
1 chilli pepper
Ice cubes to chill

How to prepare?
Chill the pink pepper syrup and the grapefruit juice in the mixing glass. Strain the mixture to a flute glass and then add Chandon Brut. Garnish with chilli pepper.

The Spark by Fernando Alonso

The Spark by Stoffel

Ingredients
Chandon Brut or Chandon Rosé
Raspberry – 3 units
Blackberry – 2 units
Strawberry – 1 unit
Pineapple – 2 cubes
Syrup with mint – 10 ml (or 10 ml simple syrup and add 2 mint leaves)

How to prepare?
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fruits and the syrup. Shake with a bit of Chandon. Strain twice into a glass and fill with Chandon. Garnish with berries on top.

The Spark by Stoffel

Chandon Cherry Blossom

Chandon Cherry Blossom, a drink created to highlight the female qualities that Chandon brings to the F1 world. Sweet and minimalist, pleases with its beauty and flavour.

Ingredients
60ml Chandon Brut or Chandon Rose
8ml red cherry juice
1 dash lime juice
1 red cherry

How to prepare?
Pour the red cherry and the lime juice Into a chilled flute glass, then fill It with the Chandon of your choice. Place one red cherry on the glass as garnishment.

Chandon Cherry Blossom

Pink & Gold Chandon Cocktail:

Pink & Gold is a drink created to honour our Enjoy the Spark theme. Bubbles and sparkles fuse into a mix of sensations. A perfect drink to share a great moment and celebrate life.

Ingredients
Chandon Brut or Chandon Rose
2 dried strawberries
1/2 teaspoon gold sugar pearls

How to prepare?
Fill the flute glass with the Chandon of your choice, gently drop the dried strawberries one by one and add the gold sugar pearls for a luxury finish.

Pink & Gold Chandon Cocktail

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Syrups

  1. Pink Pepper Berries Syrup:

Ingredients
1L water
2kg cane sugar
50g crushed pink pepper

How to prepare?
Heat the water in a saucepan. When close to the boiling point turn off the heat. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the crushed pink pepper and stir again. Let it rest for 1 hour 30 minutes and then strain it to remove the pepper residues.

  1. Orange Syrup:

Ingredients
1L water
2kg cane sugar
Peel of 6 oranges

How to prepare?
Heat the water in a saucepan. When close to the boiling point turn off the heat. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add the orange peel and stir again. Let it rest for 2 hours and then strain.

 

 

 

 

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