Moët & Chandon's Ice Imperial
Moët & Chandon's Ice Imperial ($160 - $180)
Champagne on the rocks? No, this isn’t blasphemy; it’s what fashionable people drink these days. Moët’s Ice Imperial, bottled beautifully in ethereal white, is the world’s first bubbly created to be enjoyed on ice. How does it work? It contains just a tiny bit less alcohol at 12 per cent instead of the usual 13–14 per cent, and has more than double the sugar (it’s a demi-sec) compared to regular champers. This means your tipple won’t taste too diluted when your ice melts. Serve it in a large wine glass instead of a narrow flute so the ice — three cubes recommended per glass — can plop in easily. Taste-wise, it’s slightly sweet, somewhat fruitier, and a bit less yeasty and complex than traditional champagne. Refreshing and fun for a change, if a tad tame for us hardcore lushes who love downing our bubbly neat.
Available at selected bars and restaurants.
Verdict: Quite nice!