Good Mood Recipe
Strawberry Champagne Cocktails
ready in 45 min.
To mix the cocktail, add the orange-flavored liqueur, honey and strawberries to a food processor and process until smooth. Fill the chilled glasses halfway with the strawberry mixture and champagne and set aside.
To make the foam, combine the water with the sugar and the Xantham Gum, which is essentially going to work as a thickener. Add the strawberries and mash together, crushing the strawberries. Once the mixture is thickened, strain the concoction. Using the back of a spoon, put pressure, and get as much puree out of the strawberries as possible.
Remove the dispenser from the box including the charger holder and two dispenser tips. Unscrew the top off the dispenser, then screw on the tip of your choice (straight or tulip) while holding in place the valve stem under the cap. Be sure to screw the tip on tightly. Make sure that the gasket (also called the O-ring) is firmly in place on the underside of the head.
Measure out 250 ml. of the strawberry juice first, and then pour it into the siphon of the dispenser. Do not exceed recommended amount. Screw the top evenly and firmly onto the bottle. Do not cross-thread. Place a n2o cartridge in the holder with the small end visible. Twist charger holder onto head until gas is released. A slight hissing sound will be heard. For a pint dispenser, use only one charger per filling. For a quart dispenser, use two chargers per filling. Put the siphon in the fridge to cool it for 30 minutes.
Shake the dispenser 3-6 times. Turn the dispenser upside down. This is important, otherwise gas will escape and a proportionate amount of foam will not be released. Dispense foam onto cocktail as needed by pressing on the lever. If the mixture is too runny, shake the dispenser a few more times and try again. If desired, the holder can be removed along with the used charger and the small cap put in its place.
When the canister is empty, simply discharge any remaining pressure in a sink or wastepaper basket and unscrew the top. The small brush that is included is useful for cleaning the tips. Do not put dispensers in a commercial dishwasher.