Do you know what today is? It's Isabel's birthday! Isabel is the founder of the Sunday Supper Movement and she runs the blog Family Foodie. Isabel has been an integral part of helping me to grow my blog and it was amazing to finally get to meet her this summer at the Food and Wine Conference!
Since Isabel does so much for us each week, a bunch of us decided to host a virtual birthday bash for her today! Since I know she enjoys cocktails (and who am I kidding, so do I!) I decided to bring a little champagne cocktail to the party. I mean, it's not a party without the champagne!
I was having some serious writers block when thinking about what type of cocktail I wanted to make but thankfully going to the farmer's market this weekend really helped me out. Peaches and plums were in abundance so I bought a bunch of each and brought them home. The peaches weren't quite ripe yet so I started experimenting with the plums. I ended up making 4 different plum cocktails but this one was my favorite and it's perfect for a summer birthday party.
The cocktail starts with ripe plums and fresh thyme. I plucked the thyme out of my herb garden. It is made by muddling the plums, thyme, lemon juice, and simple syrup together in a bowl. Then it's poured in a glass filled with ice and topped off with bubbly champagne.
Not only does it taste fresh and delicious, it's super pretty too! The thyme sprigs float in the glass and the chopped plums swirl around as well. It's slightly sweet and has hints of plum and thyme. It would be perfect to enjoy with brunch or dessert.
Speaking of brunch of dessert, I took a look at Isabel's blog and chose a few recipes that I would pair this cocktail with. I think it would pair wonderfully with either the Greek Yogurt Parfaits or the Strawberry Goat Cheese pastries for brunch. If you'd rather pair it with a dessert, try it with either Brie Cheese Blackberry Bites or Vo-Vo's Famous Strawberry Cheesecake!
I'd like to raise a glass of this Plum and Thyme Champagne Cocktail and toast my good friend Isabel's birthday! I hope you have an amazing day friend!
- ½ c. water
- ½ c. sugar
- 2 plums, chopped
- 10 thyme sprigs
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 bottle champagne, chilled
- In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and remove from heat. Cool.
- To make the cocktails combine ¼ cup of the cooled simple syrup, plums, thyme, and lemon juice in a bowl. Muddle until the combination turns purple from the plums.
- Place ice in 4 tall glasses.
- Pour 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup and plum mixture in each glass. Fill to the top with champagne.
- Garnish with fresh plum slices and thyme sprigs.
Adapted from My Diary of Us
Join me in celebrating Isabel's Birthday with all the delicious food and drinks her #SundaySupper family prepared!
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- Chorizo and Kimchi Potato Pancakes from kimchi MOM
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- Gluten Free Basil Tomato Flatbread by Gluten Free Crumbley
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- Grilled Salmon Rice Salad by Magnolia Days
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- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Buttercream Icing by Whole Food | Real Families
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