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The Moët champagne ritual you need to know about this summer

Moet Ice Imperial

Because Pimm’s is so last season *wink*

Champagne marks the celebration of many occasions in one’s life – hello, they don’t call it a #MoetMoment for nothing!

But when it comes to cementing the champagne’s synonymy with summer and really reigning in the festive season, creating rituals can truly make a lasting impact.

Enter Moët Ice Imperial, the world’s first champagne specifically designed be devoured on the rocks. Yes, you read that correct… Moët on ice. We can’t help but be totally amped to undertake this champagne ritual reserved for casual celebrations with friends on sunny days as much as possible this summer.

Scroll for instructions on how to achieve the perfect serve.
(Hint, adding the ice last is imperative.)


Step one:

Make sure you have chilled the Moët Ice Imperial bottle to 6 or 7 degrees Celsius. Prepare some suitable glassware – a large wine glass is best – which can also hold ice cubes.
The Moët champagne ritual you need to know about this summer

Step two:

Pour 6oz/ 12cl of Moët Ice Imperial into your wine glass.
The Moët champagne ritual you need to know about this summer

Step three:

Add three large ice cubes (or five or six, if smaller). A pair of ice tongs make this whole step of the ritual even chicer – we encourage you to buy some!
The Moët champagne ritual you need to know about this summer

Step four:

Garnish the drink with your choice of condiments. We’ve outlined our favourite flavour combinations below.


The Moët champagne ritual you need to know about this summer

How the FQ editors will be serving Moët Ice Imperial over summer:

Strawberry and mint
“Pimm’s has been dethroned from the top spot of punchy offerings. You can’t go past stirring through strawberry, mint and Moët Ice Imperial – consider me officially converted.”
Kelly McAuliffe, digital editor  

Cucumber and mint
“If you, like me, don’t consider yourself a sweet tooth, adding cucumber and mint gives the Moët Ice Imperial a more tart yet refreshing profile that’s endlessly moreish.”
Phoebe Watt, features editor

Lemon, lime and ginger
“I’d never really considered adding ginger to the classic lemon and lime combination, but now I’m hooked. Besides, ginger is good for immunity so this drink is totally in my best interest to drink, right?”
Sally-Ann Mullin, editor


* This article is brought to you by Moët Ice Imperial.

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