Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Thursday: Blood Orange Champagne Float

May 29, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Blood Orange Champagne Float

You know I like easy... That's what she said! Sorry, I couldn't help myself-- I'm going through The Office withdrawal.

But seriously. I do, I like when recipes are simple. Easy = quick, and when it comes to cocktails that just means you get to spend more time enjoying the cocktails with your friends than making the drinks themselves.

We had a great (cathartic!) ladies lunch last weekend. One of my dear, dear friends is moving to Southern California with her sweet family, so it was extra special to get to just sit around for a few hours, eat good food, drink great drinks and most importantly just get to talk! There is nothing more fun than just sitting around with my girlfriends like we did back in high school when we all first met!


Champagne, chilled
Blood Orange sorbet


Spoon a heaping spoonful of sorbet into each glass and top with chilled champagne. And, done!


*You could easily enjoy this same concoction with any flavor of sorbet that tickles your fancy. I contemplated picking up the peach or mango, but opted for blood orange knowing it would be a hit with the girls!

*If you're serving a larger crowd just spoon the entire container of sorbet into a punch bowl and top with a few bottles of champagne. 

A few pictures from the afternoon: 

the secret ingredient


honey-lime fruit salad

green salad

Hilary our hostess's, amazing pasta salad

Keith, Owen and I are off to AT&T Park this afternoon to watch the Giant's play! 
This will be Owen's first baseball game and his first time getting to watch the best team in baseball!


the girl in the red shoes said...

Yum! Everything looks so so good. Totally adding this recipe to my cocktails list!

Jen said...

Everything looks amazing! I definitely need to try that cocktail.

erin vancura said...

I love thirsty Thursday! And this is being served at my next party for sure!!

Emily said...

I agree with Erin, Love Thirsty Thursday! Problem is, I want a cocktail now and it's not even noon! Have a fun family day today!

Brittney said...

I'm loving this series! That lunch looks delicious and the champagne float looks like the perfect drink. Yum!

Natalie said...

Oooh I am seriously hungry and thirsty now!

Megan said...

I'm bookmarking each of those recipes...perfect for a girls night or lunch!

E Hayes said...

Looks so good! All of it!

Vanessa said...

You have no idea how bad I wanted a glass of this when I saw it on Instagram this morning! Yum!! :)

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