Time to up those weekend doses of brunch mimosas and start celebrating more things in life. A study released from Reading University revealed that drinking three glasses of champagne per week "can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease." The study pinpointed the prevention of on-set brain diseases to a compound found in the black grapes used in making those sweet, bubbly bottles of celebration.
Wine studies are quite common these days, with new benefits from the elixir found seemingly every week; however, this is the first study that focuses specifically on champagne. Professor Jeremy Spencer said about the study, "These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory."
This research was found in a study involving experimentation with rats. The next step in determining viability is to carry out the study on humans. Regardless, use this as a reminder to start celebrating the small victories in life, like mastering your own chili recipe, or making it to Friday without any major mishaps.
So now that we've settled how fantastic champagne is for you, why not try out these three recipes this weekend?
1. Strawberries 'n' Cream Bubbly
This deliciously boozy champagne cocktail not only has the prettiest color, but it also tastes just like strawberry shortcake.
The sprinkle rim makes it all even better. Find the recipe here.
2. Frozen Mimosas
This is the ultimate spring and summer brunch cocktail, combining the tart and refreshing taste of mimosas with ice-cold slush.
This cocktail isn't just for brunch, it makes a perfect midday treat. Find the recipe here.
3. Meyer Lemon French 75
The French 75 is a classic cocktail that brings out the best effervescence-to0-flavor ratio that champagne has to offer.
While Meyer lemons aren't in season all year, just about any citrus fruit would work in its place! Find the recipe here. So get to sippin', y'all!
This story was originally published in April 2017.