To Toast!

Introducing, the Poinsettia!  This drink is awfully pretty in addition to being pretty easy to make too!   While we love traditional champagne, take a moment to toast to the holidays with something a little different this holiday season.  Cheers!

 

Ingredients:

  • Five ounces sparkling wine,
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry juice,
  • 1/4 ounce triple sec
  • twist of lime
  • Garnish with a skewer of fresh cranberries
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Champagne Cocktail Basics

  • Chill your sparkling wines. Keep them about 42-45° F.
  • Don’t use cheap sparkling for cocktails. Good ingredients make a good drink!
  • Don’t use the highest end sparkling either. Drink your Dom straight.
  • As most sparkling wine drinks are on the sweet side, use a dry sparkling [such as Brut].
  • Chill the glass [flute] ahead of time. Sparkling wine likes to be served well chilled.
  • Pour small amounts of sparkling in at a time to prevent foam over. Repeat until the glass is filled.