Thursday, July 30, 2009
To some this name might sound a little weird! Haha... I was confused too, the first time I heard it. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia but this drink just happens to have the word 'Champagne' in it, even though it's kind of like apple cider.
This isn't really much of a "recipe" just because there's really nothing to it. And yet, whenever I make it for parties or brunches, I am left going back and forth from the kitchen and dining table making more and more refills! :)
1 Bottle Perrier (sparkling) Water (or 'water with gas' as they'd call it in Rome! haha) [I usually substitute this with sugar-free sprite/Sprite Zero]
1 bottle apple juice
A julienne cut apple to garnish
A few sprigs of mint
Cut slices of orange/lemon to garnish (optional)
Mix one part sparkling water with 2 parts of apple juice, you can alter this based on what you feel your diners would prefer.
Pour the mixture into a glass jug and garnish the entire top of the drink with mint sprigs, oranges & apple.
For best results, let the drink sit in the fridge for a little while before serving, so that the scent of the mint gets well-infused with the rest of the drink, it really adds a nice twist!
I've always gotten a lot of compliments with this drink, even though there's really nothing to it!