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Bubbly Girl Cocktail Recipes, Drinks

Sweet Liberty

January 31, 2011

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty was inspired by the red lemonade served for Juneteenth, the celebration of the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached slaves in Galveston, Texas. It’s red and blue color scheme also makes it a natural for the Fourth of July.

Makes 1 cocktail

  • 5 raspberries
  • 5 blueberries
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ounce Sobieski vodka
  • 5 ounces dry sparkling wine
  • 1 whole raspberry, for garnish
  • 1 thin lemon twist, for garnish

Put raspberries, lemon and sugar to the bottom of a tall glass. Using a muddler, smash the fruit to release its juices. Add vodka and stir. Fill glass three-quarters with ice. Top off with sparkling wine. Add sparkling wine. Tuck ends of the lemon twist inside the raspberry and thread onto a cocktail pick.

© By Maria C. Hunt, author of The Bubbly Bar: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion Published August 2009 by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House

Bubbly Girl Cocktail Recipes, Drinks

Flamingo Cocktail Recipe

January 31, 2011

Flamingo

The bright orange hue of this cocktail comes from the combination of the Italian aperitif Aperol and guava nectar. I like it with sekt, the light sparkling wine that comes from Germany. It would be fine before dinner though it would also be quite tasty with for brunch, if you can rationalize it.

Makes 1 cocktail

  • 2 ounces guava nectar
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4-5 ounces sekt
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Add guava nectar, Aperol, vodka and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled; strain into a martini glass. Top off with sekt. Garnish with a lemon peel.

© By Maria C. Hunt, author of The Bubbly Bar: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion Published August 2009 by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House