Every fall in Los Angeles brings the event of the season: the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. If you’ve never been to a polo match, it’s quite the experience. It’s like the Kentucky Derby for the coasts (there’s one in New York, too!) Not only is it an excuse to bring out the breezy summer whites but also an excuse to drink lots and lots of champagne.
If a glass of bubbly and a day of fashion (well, and polo) don’t go hand in hand, I don’t know what does. Since the event is on Saturday I wanted to get myself in the spirit. How you ask? By making some champagne spritzers, of course!
Since I’m a huge fan of fresh fruit cocktails, I decided to add one of my favorite fall fruits into the mix: figs. These delicious fruits are sweet but not too sweet which pairs them perfectly with champagne.
Enjoy a glass of this fruity spritzer for any of your upcoming fall events:
Fig Champagne Spritzer
- 1-2 teaspoons of fig puree: ½ cup water + ¼ cup coconut sugar + 4 figs (blended prior)
- In a small pot, combine water and sugar on medium heat. Once sugar dissolves, add blended figs and simmer on low.
- Once fully dissolved, let cool.
- Add up to 2 teaspoons each to glasses and pour champagne. Serve chilled and enjoy! Add more fig for garnish (optional)
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