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Bubbly Anyone? 3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Stemless Flutes

Bubbly Anyone? 3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes for Stemless Flutes

Few types of drinkware are as classy as a champagne glass, particularly stemless flutes. At your next dinner party, impress your guests with delicious and tasteful champagne cocktail recipes. Learn how to master everything from the class French 75 to the lesser known Moët Melon on the Rocks. Then, serve your elegant libations to your guests in stemless flutes. As the weather begins to warm, many of us look forward to hosting outdoor celebrations, but glass champagne flutes can be dangerous accessories during an outdoor party. Instead, offer your guests one of these champagne cocktails in an Ice Shaker stemless flute, which will keep your champagne properly chilled for hours.

 Champagne Flute

Why Use an Ice Shaker Stemless Flute?

Ice Shaker’s line of drinkware products includes water/protein bottles, skinny tumblers with straws, stemless wine tumblers, pilsner cups and now stemless flutes. Each of these products has been specifically designed to provide customers with the best possible experience no matter how they intend to use their Ice Shaker. The stemless flutes can hold six ounces and are available in a multitude of colors including rose gold, mint, silver and more along with patterned designs. With double-walled vacuum-sealed technology inside each tumbler, your drinks will stay cold for hours on end, making your drink just as refreshing as when you first poured it.

Selecting the Right Champagne for Cocktails

Before you can make a truly delicious champagne cocktail, you must have some knowledge of the different types of champagne that exist. Much like how true bourbon is only made in Kentucky, real champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France. All other types of “champagne” are actually referred to as sparkling wine, which can be used in place of true champagne. It’s best to use a sparkling wine that is more dry than sweet when making champagne cocktails because the mixer or additional liquor often sweetens the drink.

Types of Champagne for Cocktails

Prosecco: This type of sparkling wine comes from Italy and is often described as slightly sweeter than traditional champagne with notes of apple, pear and flowers. Some people also say that Prosecco tends to have more, larger bubbles than champagne, but it makes for a great, affordable alternative.

Cava: Cava is the Spanish version of champagne, though it is also much less expensive, with most bottles ranging between $15 to $25. The flavor profile here is more citrusy with hints of toffee and melon. Many wine aficionados liken Cava to champagne more than Prosecco, though both are excellent options for cocktails. 

Brut: While Cava and Prosecco are types of sparkling wines for specific regions, brut is simply meant to describe the wine’s dryness. Extra brut is the driest type of sparkling wine or champagne while brut is slightly sweeter. If you’re not going to opt for a Cava, Prosecco or just regular champagne, selecting any brut sparkling wine will do the trick.

Our Favorite Champagne Cocktail Recipes

French 75

A classic champagne cocktail, the French 75 is easy to whip up during any party and tastes delicious with a fish or seafood appetizer or main course.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dry gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces champagne (or your choice of sparkling wine)
  • Handful of ice
  • Lemon twist as a garnish

Directions:

Add ice, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and champagne to a cocktail shaker. Shake well for about 20 seconds until you can feel that the shaker is becoming cold from the ice. Then, remove the top and pour the cocktail into your stemless flutes through a strainer. Top the glasses off with additional champagne and serve this cocktail with a twist of lemon as a garnish.

 cold alcoholic beverage Belini

Bellini

Another traditional champagne cocktail usually enjoyed in the morning or at brunch, the Bellini is a sweet drink that incorporates white peach puree. Feel free to make the puree yourself or replace with store-bought white peach juice. The history of this fruity drink dates back to the 1930s when it was created at the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon white peach puree (or juice)
  • Bottle of Prosecco

Directions:

The Bellini is one of the easiest champagne cocktails to whip up quickly. Simply add a scoop of the white peach puree to the bottom of your stemless champagne flute and then fill the glass with Prosecco and serve.

Moët Melon on the Rocks

A fruity and refreshing cocktail perfect for a hot summer’s day, the Moët Melon on the Rocks features a particular type of Moët Champagne but can be recreated with other similar-tasting sparkling wines.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces Moët & Chardon Ice Imperial
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce silver tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh watermelon juice
  • Mint leaves
  • Handful of ice cubes

Directions:

Pour all ingredients except for champagne into a shaker and mix well. Muddle the watermelon juice and mint leaves in the stemless flute to release the flavors further. Pour the mixture into the glass, add ice cubes and top with champagne.

When to Drink Protein Shakes — Research Review

When to Drink Protein Shakes — Research Review

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Athletes and fitness gurus have many different opinions on the best time to drink protein shakes. Some swear that a post-workout shake optimizes muscle growth and can lead to quick bodybuilding, while others prefer late night shakes with casein protein to help overnight recovery. There’s no right answer to when you should drink your protein shakes, as much of it depends on your goals and daily diet. We reviewed research on the topic and compiled a guide to the most common times that protein shakes can be beneficial. Read our consensus and decide which time of day would be most advantageous to you. 

Pre-Workout Protein Shakes

Protein fuels muscle protein synthesis (MPS), or the process of building muscle, so drinking a protein shake prior to working out can ramp up this muscle development before you even hit the gym. Ideally, if you’re drinking protein shakes before exercising, you should also incorporate foods that are high in carbohydrates because carbs play an essential role in providing energy that your body burns off.

The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition reported that pre- and post-workout protein consumption has a significant effect on increasing strength and muscle mass. But, it’s important to note that should you decide to drink a shake prior to a workout, this will affect how and what you consume during your recovery time post-exercise.

Post-Workout Protein Shakes

Post-workout is one of the most common times athletes recommend drinking protein shakes because of protein’s role in muscle regrowth. Nearly every cell in your body is composed of protein and the essential amino acids that it’s made of. During an intense workout, small tears are created in your muscles to make room for growth. These rips need fuel to grow and recover, which a post-workout protein shake can aid with, speeding up the process and leading to an increase in muscle mass.

That same study by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that pre- and post-workout protein intake may not be as important and simply consuming between 20 to 40 grams of protein every three to four hours is the best method to increase MPS. This research suggests that you could eat a protein-heavy meal an hour before a workout and then within three hours, drink a post-workout protein shake to maximize muscle growth.

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Morning Protein Shakes

Nutritionists and fitness experts agree that your morning meal is an essential part of maintaining a healthy diet, and it should be comprised of protein-heavy ingredients. Research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that ingesting a breakfast high in protein helped participants stay full longer and increased energy levels.

For people trying to lose weight, a morning protein shake can cut down on calories while keeping you satiated. Those who are looking to build muscle can also benefit from morning protein shakes, particularly if they exercise in the morning as it can fuel workouts and provide their bodies with beneficial sustenance prior to hitting the gym.

Protein Shakes Before Bed

Some people swear by nighttime protein shakes because it’s a good time for your body to absorb amino acids and rebuild muscles. Pre-sleep protein shakes are ideal for people trying to gain muscle mass as MPS is increased at night as a result. If you’re going to incorporate protein shakes into your diet before bed, many people recommend using casein protein over whey because it is digested at a much slower rate, helping your muscles to rebuild throughout the night.

Though it has been proven that ingesting protein shakes before sleeping can maximize muscle gain, researchers are unsure that this is directly caused by the timing of the shake or the overall increase in protein intake. Either way, nighttime shakes can improve results and satiate late night food cravings.

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Make Protein Shakes Part of Your Daily Routine with an Ice Shaker Bottle

No matter what time of day you decide to drink your shakes, protein powder does result in muscle regeneration, extended satiation and an overall healthier diet. If you’re planning to incorporate protein shakes into your daily diet, or if you already do, it’s worth investing in a quality protein shaker cup to make the process quick and easy while also whipping up shakes free of protein powder clumps. The Ice Shaker protein shaker bottle can keep your drink cold for more than 30 hours and provides a convenient bottle that can be carried along to the gym or office.

4 Times Our Wine Tumbler Made the Perfect Gift

4 Times Our Wine Tumbler Made the Perfect Gift

Wine Tumblers

Finding the perfect gift for some can often be a struggle because you want to select an item that is both personal and useful while also seeming unique. Luckily, Ice Shaker offers a range of products that appeal to people from all walks of life and can be customized for an extra special touch. If the person you’re looking to purchase a gift for is a wine aficionado, browse our collection of beautiful wine tumblers and give him or her a present they will use for years to come.

Floral Wine Tumbler

What Makes Our Wine Tumblers Different?

There are dozens of different wine tumblers on the market, but Ice Shaker products were specifically designed to address common issues that other tumblers have. Our wine tumblers feature double-wall vacuum-sealed insulation to keep drinks cold the entire day. But our tumblers were not simply designed for cool drinks. You can also keep coffee or tea hot for up to three hours in our wine tumblers. Many people even use the tumblers to prevent ice cream from melting on a hot day while relaxing outside.

Each of our wine tumblers can hold up to 12 ounces of liquid and feature a stemless design. You can choose from a range of different colors and patterns, including lilac, mint, pink, grey floral, camo and rose gold amongst others. To make your gift even more unique, you can select your design and then opt to have the wine tumbler customized with a monogram, name, image or phrase that would be special to the recipient.

The Best Times of the Year to Give an Ice Shaker Wine Tumbler

Mother’s Day

Every year in May, children young and old take time to celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day to show them how much they appreciate everything they have done. This year, show mom how much she means to you with a specially customized wine tumbler just for her. Moms always love receiving a thoughtful gift and adding a custom design will demonstrate your love and the care you put into selecting the perfect gift. Engrave a message about what a wonderful mother she is, add a saying or an image that is particularly important to her or just present her with her own tumbler personalized with her name.

Birthday or Bachelorette Parties

Birthdays and bachelorette parties are two celebrations that typically involve alcohol, so why not make your gift part of the festivities! If you have a close friend or relative with an upcoming birthday, select the perfect wine tumbler for him or her and customize it with a birthday-related message. Custom wine tumblers are particularly great gifts to give young adults for their 21st birthday.

If you’re planning a bachelorette party, you’ll probably need to find party favors to give away. Our Ice Shaker wine tumblers make for the best party gift that can be used during the celebration. Bachelorette parties typically involve between five to 15 people, so you can easily order each wine tumbler to be monogrammed or personalized with every individual's name to keep track of which one belongs to whom and offer a thoughtful souvenir to remember the special day.

Personalized Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is the biggest shopping season of the year because everyone is searching for the right gift to give friends and family. This year, don’t wait until the last minute to discover the perfect gift. Plan ahead and order your friends and family members custom wine tumblers. This will make your holiday shopping easier because you can come to just one place for your gifts, but with the ability to customize the products, everyone will receive their own unique present. If some of your friends or family members are not wine drinkers, you can also customize our pilsner tumbler or tumbler cup.

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Congratulatory Present

Custom wine tumblers are a versatile gift that can work for almost any occasion but are particularly suitable as a congratulatory gift. Order a tumbler designed specifically for the person you have in mind and offer it as a college graduation gift. Do you know someone who recently received a promotion? Order a wine tumbler with their new job title or some other unique image as a way to say congratulations on your success!

Other Tumbler Products to Give as Gifts

Though our wine tumblers can be used for a variety of purposes besides simply drinking wine, some people on your shopping list may enjoy a different style tumbler instead. All of our Ice Shaker products use the same double-wall vacuum-seal to keep drinks cool or warm for hours. For the beer lover in your life, order the pilsner tumbler while the fitness guru on your list will love our classic Ice Shaker protein shake bottle.

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