Drinky: Champagne Cocktails

31 Dec

Yowsers! I have just discovered champagne cocktails, and I was completely delighted by last night’s Sparkling Ginger Daisy. While visiting Charles’s parents in South Carolina over the holidays, we stopped into Greene’s giant liquor store and bought a bottle of ginger liqueur. A quick search sent us to this tasty drink, adapted from Spice and Ice and found via NPR:


Recipe: Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Makes 1 drink

1 ounce gin

1 ounce ginger liqueur

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon grenadine

Brut champagne

Combine the gin, ginger liqueur, lemon juice and grenadine in an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until well chilled and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne.

Optional Garnishes

1. Rim the flute with sparkling sugar (a specialty baking product — sugar crystals colored with food-grade carnauba wax — available in the baking aisle of many supermarkets) before pouring in the drink.

2. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry at the bottom of the flute.

Happy New year!

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