Wimbledon Champagne Cocktail
30th June 2020
After the disappointing news that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year, Aldi has your back to help keep the magic of Tennis alive from the comfort of your own sofa, with the Wimbledon re-runs on TV of the greatest championships, Aldi still wanted you to have a delicious drink in hand while you watch.
Did you know sales of Pimm’s spike at this time of year (not only because of the 320,000 glasses consumed by spectators at the championships)
Wimbledon is widely known as the Tennis competition of the year, but it is also a district and town in the southwest of London, where Wimbledon is usually held each year.
5 Fascinating Wimbledon Facts
- Wimbledon was founded 143 years ago in 1877.
- The prize money for winning the men’s and women’s singles is £2.35m, a total of £38m was given as prize money in 2019.
- In 2017, fans at the tournament consumed 34,000 kg (33 tons) of English Strawberries and 10,000 litres (2,200 gallons) of Cream.
- The last time Wimbleton was cancelled was during the second world war, from 1939 to 1945
- Wimbledon has the longest running sponsorship in sports history, with Slazenger supplying all tennis balls for the tournament since 1902.
Let’s Get The Drinks In (At A Very Affordable Price)
Summer Punch, Champagne and Strawberry & Cream Baileys, this is shaping up to be an ace of a show.
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut (£12.49)
Why not make an ace decision with this affordable bottle of luxury? You can celebrate Wimbledon in style with Aldi’s bestseller and highly acclaimed award-winning Champagne. This blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier has been aged in cellars to enhance its complexity, elegance and length. With this you’ll be living the high life of Federer – but at a fraction of the price!
Aroma – “Citrus and honey with a hint of apricot on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Burst of topically Champagne flavours with citrus/zesty yellow fruits and a touch of brioche.”
Austin’s Summer Punch (£5.99)
The perfect blend of fruit and spice, Austin’s classic summer punch is only £5.99, this drink is combined with delicious hints of citrus to create a velvety soft finish. Serve in a tall glass with plenty of ice and top up with lemonade or in this case. Champagne, and enjoy as the Umpire Cocktail.
Nearly half price at only £4.99 a bottle, this is a beautiful luxurious creamy blend of alcohol, double cream and strawberry flavourings, a bottle of Baileys is best enjoyed as it’s own little treat, rather than in a Cocktail, and with the Strawberries & Cream addition, it is perfect on its own.
The Umpire Cocktail
Here is a Cocktail you can enjoy while watching Wimbledon, easy to create, using the drinks you got from Aldi.
- Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
- Austin’s Summer Punch
How To Make The Umpire Cocktail
- Grab yourself a tall glass.
- Fill it with Ice or Crushed Ice.
- Pour in 30mls of Austin’s Summer Punch.
- Top up with Veuve Monsigny Brut Champagne.
- Stir and Enjoy!
The Umpire Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Typical Pimms aroma with a reminiscence of Cola Bottle Sweets.”
Flavour – “Zesty golden peach and we are back with the Cola Bottle Sweets again in the flavour, a great Cocktail for anyone who enjoys a glass of Coca Cola, but would like a little alcohol with it.”
Wimbledon consists of five main events, four junior events and seven invitation events.
Gentlemen’s Singles – 128 Players
Ladies’ Singles – 128 Players
Gentlemen’s Doubles – 64 Teams
Ladies’ Doubles – 64 Teams
Mixed Doubles – 48 Teams
The four junior events and the number of players or teams are:
Boys’ Singles – 64 Players
Girls’ Singles – 64 Players
Boys’ Doubles – 32 Teams
Girls’ Doubles – 32 Teams
No mixed doubles event is held at this level
The seven invitational events and the number of pairs are:
Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin)
Ladies’ Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin)
Senior Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles (8 pairs Round Robin)
Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Singles
Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles
Gentlemen’s Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs)
Ladies’ Wheelchair Doubles (4 pairs)
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