So lovely! I don't know how closely this resembles the real stuff, since I'm allergic to alcohol and therefore can't say from experience, but it really is tasty and bubbly and just perfect. Like Annacia, I used diet ginger ale, and used apple juice since I'm also allergic to grapes (I suspect the grape juice would bring the flavor closer to an authentic champagne taste, however). I will remember this and make it often for special events. A glass of this wonderful "mock-tail" raised tonight in memory of KelBel's husband, Eric. God Bless!
We really enjoyed this tonight with our special Valentine's Day dinner! Thanks for a yummy recipe!
I love this! I used the diet ginger ale as suggested. I wouldn't say that you can't tell any difference but who cares. It's lovely and festive in it's own right and it certainly qualifies as a "Pass the bubbly". I used apple juice which, of course, added a fruity sweetness which wasn't overpowering. I'm thinking that cranberry juice will give you pink Sham-Pagne. With this the kids can join in with the celebration and feel very grown up.