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There is such a thing as too much champagne. There. I have said it. Uttered the words that I thought that I would never say.
I always thought that there could not possibly be such a thing as too much champagne, but there is. Ed asked me to marry him on our recent trip to Brittany. I was delighted to say yes! We came back home and the champagne started, families and friends all offered glass after glass of fizz and I am afraid to say that champagne fatigue set in. I am convinced this is only temporary. I adore champagne.
I am on a coconut kick at the moment and for the last visitors Ed popped to the supermarket (photos here) and returned with Bacardi, coconut water, limes, the biggest mango I have ever seen (which sadly disappointed), some coriander and a red chilli to turn into coconut based cocktails.
Coconut water is one of my favourite ingredients at the moment – subtely coconutty and very refreshing.
My cocktail was based on a Piña Colada – swapping mango for the pineapple and using coconut water in place of the cream. For a little added interest and a kick I added a few leaves of coriander and the tip of a red chilli.
Recipe: Bacardi Mango Colada
Perfect for a hot summer when you have had too much champagne and are newly engaged
Makes 4 champagne glasses
330ml coconut water – chilled
1 mango – peeled, destoned and cubed – had I had more time I would have frozen mine.
200ml Bacardi – chilled
Good squeeze of lime (depending on the sweetness of the mango)
spring of coriander
Touch of red chilli
Place all the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth.
Serve immediately and enjoy with friends.
Serve in long stemmed glasses to maximise the potential to wriggle your newly adorned ring finger!