Champagne Smoothies

Are you tired of the same old spirited drinks for brunch?  This morning I whipped up a lovely drink for breakfast with a touch of champagne.  I love to make fresh smoothies!  I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it before, but a little champagne can make any smoothie just a little better.

Pineapple Mango Champagne Smoothie
1/2 Pineapple (cut into chunks, optionally you can also freeze them which makes the smoothie even smoother)
1 Mango (peeled and pitted, optionally freeze the pulp)
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Package of Vanilla Instant Breakfast Mix
1 6 oz Container Vanilla Yogurt
1 Large Glass of Crushed Ice
1/2 Bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Depending on the strength of your blender, you may have to blend some of the items in order, but I usually dump all the ingredients (excluding champagne) in and set it to crush.  After the ingredients are blended with no chunks, I add the champagne and blend it together.  Serve immediately.

Honeydew Champagne Spritzer

I needed to make use of a honeydew melon and what better way to do it than with alcohol.  So I made this up on the fly!

Honeydew Champagne Spritzer
1 Part Honeydew Juice (I used a juicer with the melon pulp)
1 Part Champagne
Splash Midori

Fill the glass half-full with champagne first then add a Midori splash then fill with Honeydew juice.  It bubbles and if you do it in the correct order a lot less fizzing will occur.