What’s one beverage that embodies elegance, luxury, and celebration?
That’s right, no other bubbly beverage can pop its cork and scream in the most sophisticated voice, “Celebrate!” like a bottle of sparkling champagne. Seriously, it’s the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, whether it be New Year’s, Christmas Day, Birthdays, Weddings, baby’s first baptism, or announcing your new job promotion.
But why limit yourself to the celebratory taste of champagne to just special occasions and specific milestones? Here at La Marguerite & Co., we say you’re worth celebrating even on a random Monday with our famous and irresistible champagne buttercream macarons. That’s right, our French champagne cookies—or champagne macarons, whatever you desire to call them—are our most highly sought-after, alcohol-infused macarons.
They’re flavored with our famous sparkling wine ganache, also known as our creamy champagne filling. And they’re then topped with an elegant gold brush stroke that embodies refinement and sophistication. Because who doesn’t love a magnificently designed sweet treat made with delicious almond flour and powdered sugar? But here’s what makes our French macarons truly the best in all the land… They’re 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, and Kosher Parve. Which makes them a thoughtful gift for friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances who have certain food sensitivities, intolerances, or preferences.
What Makes La Marguerite & Co. Champagne Macarons So Special?
We’re so glad you asked! You see, there are two reasons our French champagne macarons are so famous and award-winning…
First, we pay special attention to the quality of our ingredients. This is why our champagne macarons are 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, and Kosher! Secondly, we believe it takes a special talent and technique to create our authentic French macarons. That’s why we only employ the best artisanal pastry chefs in the world. That’s right, our professional pastry chefs are hand-picked by us to carefully create and bake our delectable and oh-so-lovely champagne gold macarons.
Now, if you’ve never had alcohol-infused macarons, then you’re in for a real treat. You see, nothing pairs more perfectly with a glass of champagne than a cream-filled cookie! This is why we at La Marguerite & Co. have taken the celebratory glass of bubbly and transformed into our famous, much-desired macarons champagne filling. One bite of our champagne macaron and you’ll find yourself singing out loud, “Celebrate good times, come on!” And the best part about our champagne macarons… They can spice up any occasion with their gold finish and creamy champagne filling.
We’ve seen people use them as Mother’s Day macarons, as New Year’s macarons, or just as your plain ol’ wine macaron. The sky's the limit. But have you ever wondered how champagne got its start? Or why so many bakeries have decided to incorporate it into their cookies, cakes, and now gold macarons recipe?
The History of Champagne Meets Macarons
Did you know that champagne is named after the region of northeast France? Can you guess what that region is called? Champagne. Imagine that! You see, all champagne is sparkling or bubbly wine, but not all sparkling wine is actually champagne. That’s because the region of Champagne is legally protected, and strict regulations allow only certain grapes and processes to create the aptly named Champagne drink. So, unless your sparkling wine is from the Champagne region, your bottle of bubbly is only that: a sparkling bottle of wine. Got it? Great. Now let’s get into the discovery of champagne.
Long before you or your great, great grandparents roamed the earth, there lived a Benedictine monk named Dom Groussard. Now, Groussard claimed he knew the origins of champagne. And back in 1821, the people of France were so excited that they finally had the answer to how champagne was first discovered. Goussard stated that it all started with a monk who lived at the Abbey of Hautvillers. His name was Dom Perignon. By accident, Dom had opened a bottle of wine that wasn’t completely fermented. And when he did, the cork popped out and the sparkling wine erupted out of the bottle like a volcano. This frightened Dom at first, but then his curiosity piqued and he decided to pour himself a glass. To his surprise, all five of his senses were awakened. He was first shocked by the sound of the fizzing, he then noticed the brightly colored liquid, breathed in the sweet aroma, enjoyed how the fizzing bubbles tickled his nose, and he basked in the unforgettable sweet yet savory flavor. Dom quickly yelled out to his monk friends, “Brothers, come quickly… I’m drinking stars!” Thus the development of sparkling wine. It’s a great story, isn’t it? Sadly, it’s not true.
As it turns out, Goussard had a knack for telling stories. And his story about the discovery of champagne was one that the French believed for a very long time. The truth is, while Dom Perignon was a real person and a cellar master at the Abbey of Hautvillers, all of his work was well documented. And nothing mentioned his discovery of bubbly wine and drinking stars. Instead, the cork popping, celebratory, bubbly beverage we all know and love as champagne was called at one time called “the devil’s wine”.
Winemakers like Dom Perignon avoided bubbles because it meant the wine was not fully fermented. It also meant that the cork would either pop off, breaking other nearby wine bottles, or the wine bottle itself would explode. Dom Perignon wanted no part of that. But the French loved the charming legend far more than the truth, so they used it to promote the sparkling drink and to popularize the Champagne region. That said, the debate surrounding who actually created the champagne drink includes the Benedictine monks in Carcassonne in 1531, Christopher Merret, an English scientist in 1662, and more.
What we know for sure is that many legendary figures, like Jean-Remy Moet and Madame Clicquot-Ponsardin, had a hand in shaping the champagne production. And today, the Champagne region is known for having the perfect climate, soil, and environment to create the famous sparkling wines we know and love.
So what does this all have to do with macarons?
Well, just like champagne was created in the northeast region of France, macarons were also created in the northeastern region of France, in Nancy. And while champagne is often paired with sweet treats, not many people knew that champagne could be infused into baked goods like cakes, cookies, and macarons.
Today, you’ll find all kinds of champagne macarons, like raspberry champagne macarons, strawberry champagne macarons, rose wine macarons, and pink champagne macarons. But here at La Marguerite & Co., there's something special about our champagne macarons. Let us explain…
Benefits of Champagne Macarons
When most people think of champagne, they’re expecting to see a bottle of sparkling wine in a silver bucket of ice. But who says you have to have a bottle of expensive chilled champagne? We say, be the one to stand out! Because when you stand out, you gain attention. And with champagne macarons, you’re sure to make an impact on the people around you.
In fact, the people around you are left in awe of your champagne macarons and begging you for either the champagne macarons recipe or the name of the place you bought them, in which case you’ll simply answer, “Why… La Marguerite & Co. of course!” But if you’re still not convinced that champagne macarons are really worth the hype, then maybe a few points from our customers might help…
1. Champagne Macarons Are Better Than A Glass Of Champagne
Let’s be honest… Not everyone likes the taste of champagne. But very few people will turn down a sweet cookie. Not to mention a bottle of authentic champagne can easily cost you anywhere from $50 to over $300. Champagne macarons, or Prosecco macarons, will cost less than $50 depending on how many come in the box. At La Marguerite & Co. you can get up to 24 for less than an inexpensive bottle of champagne.
With champagne macarons, you get the best of both worlds: Champagne and cookie. Because every great glass of champagne is often paired with a delicious sweet treat. So, free two birds with one key, and serve champagne macarons at your next special occasion.
2. Champagne Macarons Are Elegantly Versatile And Easy To Clean Up
Champagne macarons not only scream “Celebrate!”, but they’re incredibly classy and stylish. Not to mention, they’re incredibly easy to clean up, too.
Regular cookies, brownies, and cupcakes can be messy and require a lot of clean up. But here at La Marguerite & Co., our champagne macarons have a crunchy, not-at-all-sticky exterior. So when you and your guests go to pick them up, they won’t have a massive mess on their hands.
And that’s not all… Champagne macarons are meant to be eaten and gazed upon. This means you don’t need a lot of decorations when you have beautiful champagne gold macarons. A table decorated with champagne macarons is both classy and appetizing.
In need of other decorative macaron ideas? Here’s a list of some beautifully shaped and decorative macarons that can spice up your next occasion.
- Rose gold macarons
- Rose shaped macarons
- Flower-shaped macarons or floral macarons
- Rose petal macarons
- Strawberry shaped macarons or strawberry rose macarons
- Pink macarons
- Gold macarons
And guess what? Champagne filling can be infused into any of the macarons listed above. See what we mean by versatile?
3. Champagne Macarons Are Uniquely Delicious
It’s not every day that you see alcoholic macarons. So, it’s normal to feel a bit apprehensive about their taste and texture. Now, we all know what vanilla and chocolate taste like, but champagne macarons offer a very unique taste that gives you a mouthful of flavors. These flavors range from sweet, to fruity, and creamy.
But here’s the best part… Champagne macarons are perfect for both adults and kids. Yes, you heard us right, your kids can eat these delightfully tasty champagne reduction buttercream macarons too! Just make sure they leave enough for you. And believe us when we say, you won’t want to stop at just one of La Marguerite & Co.’s champagne macarons. Now, with all that said, you might be wondering…
How To Make Champagne Macarons
To successfully create champagne macarons, make sure you have an authentic champagne macaron recipe to follow. Because the last thing you want are boozy macarons that are too mushy, bitter, and unflavorful. We recommend you stick to the core ingredients of any traditional French macaron: Almond flour, egg whites, and sugar. Oh, and don’t forget a bottle of authentic champagne. As for tools and equipment, you'll need a piping bag, parchment paper, a prepared baking sheet, a small saucepan, and if you want to get fancy, a stand mixer or food processor with a whisk attachment. Additionally, you can add in more advanced ingredients like powdered sugar, egg whites, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, regular or gel food coloring, and softened butter. After you bake macarons, you'll want to make sure the macaron shells cool completely before applying the filling to these delicious desserts.
If you’re looking for a different alcohol-infused macarons recipe, then you might like rose wine macarons. Or maybe alcoholic macarons aren’t your cup of tea, but you still want pretty pink and gold macarons for yourself. No problem! There are many fun pink macaron flavors and gold macarons recipes to choose from. To which we say, here at La Marguerite & Co. we have an abundance of brightly colored and irresistibly flavored macarons.
What Macarons To Pair With Champagne
Champagne is one of those beverages that can be paired with many different flavors. In fact, it’s well known in the culinary field that salt and champagne pair well together. So if you have an expensive bottle of champagne, consider pairing it with salted caramel macarons and champagne macarons.
As for fruit and sugar, a good rule of thumb to follow is that you want to match the sweetness of your champagne with the sweetness of your macarons. That’s why we recommend the following macaron flavors:
- Raspberry macarons
- Rose macarons
- Strawberry shortcake macarons
- Lychee macarons
- Blueberry macarons
- Creme Brulee macarons
- Coconut macarons
- Key lime macarons
- Lemon macarons
- Mango macarons
- Passion fruit macarons
- Pistachio macarons
- Vanilla macarons
- Tiramisu macarons
We know it’s a lot to choose from, but having a variety of macaron flavors with a fine bottle of champagne creates a wonderful atmosphere. And it makes for a fun champagne and macaron tasting experience. But nothing pairs more perfectly with a bottle of fine champagne than sweet, yet light, champagne macarons.
Where To Buy Champagne Macarons
Macarons can be found in almost any grocery store or specialty bakery. But just like all champagne is sparkling wine, not all sparkling wine is authentic champagne. Well, not all macarons are created the same, either. We recommend always choosing macarons that are refrigerated vs. kept at room temperature, as this keeps them fresh!
You see, some champagne macarons are made with subpar ingredients. They’re either too mushy, too hard, too boozy, not sweet enough, or they contain harmful ingredients. Authentic champagne macarons are created with gluten-free almond flour and they aren’t filled with dairy-heavy champagne filling. This is why we encourage you to only buy authentic, quality-made French macarons from reputable macaron bakeries.
Here at La Marguerite & Co., we focus on three important factors:
- Using only the finest and highest quality ingredients to create our award-winning, gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher macarons
- Employ only the best and most authentic artisanal pastry macaron chefs in the world
- Adhere to quality over quantity when it comes to the production of our famous macarons
What can we say? We’re sticklers for consistent high quality. That’s why, before we ship out any of our award-winning macarons from our headquarters located in Montreal, Quebec, we do a careful inspection to ensure each macaron meets our specific standards.
From there, we ship all of our macarons, including our famous champagne macarons, nationwide across Canada, the United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, all at an affordable flat rate. Or you can receive free shipping if your order is over $69.99. So, you can save big by purchasing several boxes of macarons for your friends, family, and yourself. Don’t worry, we don’t judge! We, too, love our champagne macarons.
Now, maybe you’re buying champagne macarons for your best friend's Bachelorette party, or a family member's birthday, or a co-worker’s job promotion… Well, now you can easily include a celebratory personalized message within your order before you checkout. Easy-peasy! But if you really want to save big and always be the one people come to for delicious macarons, then consider signing up for our Mac & Co. Club Subscription Box.
This allows you to not only indulge in a box of 12, 24, or 36 of our irresistibly delicious macarons, like Creme Brulee, Rose, and Champagne, but you get first dibs on our pastry chef’s top-secret macaron flavors each month. Yum!
Sure, we didn’t come up with the genius combination of champagne and macarons, but ask any of our elite clients like The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Maseratti, etc., and they will tell you that La Marguerite & Co. has the best and most authentic French champagne macarons you’ll ever put in your mouth.
So, celebrate yourself and the people around you with La Marguerite & Co. Champagne Macarons today! It’s where luxury and class meet gourmet!