Post # 1
Fiance.hates.champagne. I’m not a big fan of it, either. Our wedding is already semi-off beat anyway (there are no flowers, my bouquet is made of pearls, our centerpieces are wine glasses with floating candles, you get the picture.)
Well about a year ago, I “invented” a delicious drink, and Fiance named it. The drink is Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur… tastes like chocolate) and cream soda. Fiance started calling it the Count Chocula.
I thought it would be fun to have this instead of champagne (it is similar in color, and it has bubbles). During the toast, we can share our little story about how we named it. Plus, we can serve underage guests with just cream soda (maybe with some chocolate flavoring so it tastes similar).
Any thoughts? Go easy on me… I know this is weird. lol
Post # 3
Fantastic idea, from one off beat bride to another!
Its your choice and it matches your theme of doing things how you like 🙂
I’d love to try it1
Post # 4
@Eva Peron: You should. If you like chocolate, you’ll probably like Frangelico. I normally can’t handle shots, but if you lick a sugared lemon before you do a shot of Frangelico, it tastes like you’re drinking chocolate. Mm. haha
Post # 5
@thehoneybear: I think it’s adorable! I too dislike champagne so I would be all for your “Count Chocula”.
Post # 6
Signature cocktails are quite popular for weddings–that’s really what this would be. It sounds like an Italian soda, almost, so it’s not that strange, really, and you should always do what you want. The story just makes it more fun.
A non-alcoholic version could be made with hazelnut syrup (like they have at coffee shops) and soda–chocolate syrup would be quite a different flavor profile since there’s actually no chocolate in the original.
Also, if Fiance dislikes the traditional Brut-style Champagnes or sparkling wines, try a Moscato di Asti some time–it’s sweeter and many folks prefer it once they give it a shot.
Post # 7
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: I’m worried that some people wont like it, but on the other hand, lots of people who hate champagne probably drink it anyway — I do.
Post # 8
@thirdtimebride: Thanks for the tip! I’ll start experimenting with flavorings soon (poor me, I know. haha). // I’ll have Fiance try that. I can tolerate certain wines now, and theres a blush champagne that I can drink, but Fiance cringes at the mention of either.
Aah I’m liking the idea more and more now. 🙂 I just hope my mom recieves it well. (I don’t see why she wouldn’t, but ya never know.)