Friday, January 10, 2014

recipe: raspberry sparkler

It’s just a few days past New Year’s Eve, which means you might have plenty of memories of your last glass of champagne: a perfectly effervescent beverage to kick off a new year!  While most people think of bubbly for a congratulatory toast or a brunch mimosa, we love it so much that we’re constantly thinking of ways to give the drink new life for other occasions throughout the year.

One great idea for the upcoming season is this delightful drink, which pairs sparkling wine with a sweet raspberry liqueur for something bright and festive.  We love the idea of serving this drink at a love-themed party  - perhaps you’re planning to cook your partner dinner for Valentine’s Day?  Throwing a party for your closest girl friends?  (And we won’t judge if you just want to pull this recipe out for book club or any old Wednesday night.  Pinky swear.)
Raspberry Sparklers
Sparkling Wine/Champagne
Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
Raspberries

Add half an ounce (1 tablespoon) of Chambord to the bottom of your champagne glass. 
Tilt the glass fill it with sparkling wine/champagne.
Toss 1 or 2 raspberries in the glass.  (Not only will they add a sweet visual touch, but they’ll be extra tasty after soaking up the wine and liqueur combo!)

Serving notes:
This drink looks great with a sugared rim.  Before pouring the drink, place some granulated sugar into a shallow dish.  Do the same in a second dish with a few tablespoons of champagne or water.  Wet the rim by dipping it in the champagne first.  Then dip into the sugar, coating well.  Bonus points for adding a shake of colored sugar (like the kind you use to decorate cookies and cakes)!

We opted to forgo the sugared rim since we wanted to use these super cute swizzle sticks we’ve just added to our shop! 

Enjoy!
Contributor Post by: Alyssa + Carla


3 comments:

  1. Oh my god I desperately need those swizzle sticks hahah they're perfect!!

    Sarah
    http://bohocheec.blogspot.com

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  2. Hah! It's so cute!! And I love raspberry and berry flavored foods!!

    Andrea Fer, Not Quite Grown Up Guide

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