How To Chill A Champagne Magnum
If you know how to chill a champagne magnum properly, you have style and class. That’s all there is to it. There are generally two methods you can use to make bubbly cold. One method is much more elegant than the other, but both methods are effective and are discussed here.
To chill a champagne magnum, you will need the following items:
- Champagne magnum
- Large Champagne bucket
- Elegant hand towel
- Refrigerator (optional)
- Buy unchilled Champagne. If champagne is cold for longer than two weeks, it doesn’t have its optimum flavor anymore. Get bubbly that has not been refrigerated previously.
- Before Chilling the champagne, store it away from sources of heat. Avoid letting the Champagne sit in a hot car on the way home from buying it.
- Fill your Champagne bucket half to three-quarters full. Put in a mixture of one part ice and one part water.
- Submerge the Champagne magnum in the icy water bath for half an hour to 45 minutes before serving.
- Take the Champagne out when it is chilled. Use the elegant hand towel to catch drips and dry the exterior of the bottle as you handle the opening.
An alternative to chilling the Champagne in an icy bucket is to refrigerate it for five or six hours. However, the flourish of removing a beautifully chilled bottle of Champagne from slushy depths will impress your guests much more than just grabbing it out of the fridge. Make sure you have Champagne glasses and candlelight at the ready for your special occasion.