Yes, I adore blondes.
And one of the tropical-styled cocktails that allures me is the "Strawberry Blonde".
It appears to come in several variations, but the one that caught my eye was a variation preferred/made by "Girl Next Door" star Bridget Marquardt. I've been playing around with a variation that keeps champagne as the lone alcoholic component (in place of any vodka or cherry brandy). Again, these components can all be altered or replaced by ones of your liking:
THE CASUAL BLONDE
Fresh Lemon juice
7 large strawberries puréed
Sugar syrup (adjust to your liking)
A quality non-vintage champagne
THE BEACH BLONDE
The same drink components as above but taking careful measures to make sure the champagne used is a Blanc de blancs
. You may not taste the difference but you will know the difference. And your blonde companion will appreciate the classy touch.
BLONDES & MORE BLONDES
The same variation as "The Beach Blonde" (blanc de blancs champagne) but with a touch of coconut cream and half & half.
A most expensive variation I came up with, but perfect for that special occasion now and then. This drink is the same as "Blondes & More Blondes" but uses Taittinger Comtes de Champagne as the blanc de blancs. Again, you may not taste the added expense, but you (and her) will know...