Calling all cocktail enthusiasts! It’s always the right time to drink Champagne! Whether you are celebrating an achievement, a birthday, or just the fact that you are having a great day, you can always enjoy a great champagne cocktail. Lucky for us, Colleen Jeffers of Good Drink is sharing the perfect morning champagne cocktail recipe on BFFF today! This Ginger Papaya Spritz cocktail is absolutely delicious and looks seriously impressive, your friends and family will think you are a true mixologist! Check out her recipe below and enjoy: “Can anyone ever really say enough good things about Champagne? Of bubbly’s many virtues, one of the best HAS to be that you can basically drink it any time of day without any side eye. When there are things to celebrate morning, noon, or night, you’re gonna wanna go Champagne. And you’re really gonna wanna try this super-easy recipe.”
GINGER PAPAYA SPRITZ RECIPE
When you’re popping bottles in the AM, you’re most likely brunching. Bellinis and Mimosas are always top of mind, but if you’re looking for something special, look no further than this ginger papaya sparkler.
- 1 oz ginger roasted papaya puree (see below)
- .5 oz ginger honey syrup (see below)
- 4-5 oz Champagne
- Candied ginger slices (for garnish)
- Combine the roasted papaya puree and ginger honey syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake and pour into a chilled Champagne flute, top with chilled Champagne.
- Garnish with candied ginger slices.
GINGER HONEY SYRUP RECIPE
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- 8 inches ginger root peeled and sliced into rounds
- Bring the water, honey, and ginger to a simmer over medium heat.
- Once the honey has dissolved completely, let the mixture simmer for another five minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover and let cool.
- Strain out the ginger solids and store in the fridge.
GINGER ROASTED PAPAYA PUREE RECIPE
- 1 large papaya
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Slice the papaya lengthwise and remove the seeds.
- Place in a roasting pan cut side up, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with ground ginger.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until soft (depending on ripeness of fruit) and starting to brown.
- Spoon out the flesh of the fruit into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- Let cool, store in fridge.
Recipe, Photography, and Styling for Best Friends For Frosting by: Colleen Jeffers, Good Drink