12.27.2011

Pop Bottles: 5 Sparkling Cocktails


It's never too early to start planning your New Year's Eve toast. Here are a few great sparkling cocktail recipes from the Metrocurean archives:

Holiday “à la Parisienne”
courtesy of PS 7's "mixtress" Gina Chersevani

makes 1 drink


1/2 ounce St-Germain liqueur
1 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit (must be fresh!)
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
3 drops of orange bitters (you can also use Fee Brothers or The Bitter Truth bitters) 
4 1/2 ounces of cava or Champagne
grapefruit peel

In a champagne flute, layer all the ingredients starting with the St-Germain, the grapefruit juice, and follow with the Angostura bitters and orange bitters. Add your favorite Champagne or cava and twist the grapefruit peel above the glass to release oils. Add the peel to the drink.

Farmer's Fizz
courtesy of Jon Arroyo, executive bar chef for Farmers and Fishers and Founding Farmers

makes 1 drink

1 ounce Plymouth Gin
1/2 ounce St-Germain liqueur
3 dashes of orange bitters
1 sugar cube
3 ounces Charles de Fere sparkling wine
ice

In a cocktail napkin place a sugar cube and soak with orange bitters. Drop sugar cube into a champagne flute. In a mixing glass add gin, St-Germain and ice. Cover and shake vigorously, strain into the champagne flute and top with sparkling brut wine.
And three sparkling options from Estadio and Proof bar manager Adam Bernbach:

SMS
1/2 ounce Allspice Dram
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce cane syrup (or make a syrup by boiling 2 parts demerara sugar (raw sugar) and 1 part water)

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lime zest.

Fool's Warmth
3/4 ounce Calvados
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water)
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish wit h a lemon twist.

Apertivo Ambra
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 Campari-soaked sugar cube

Build in flute. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.


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SMS
1/2 ounce Allspice Dram
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce cane syrup (or make a syrup by boiling 2 parts demerara sugar (raw sugar) and 1 part water)

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lime zest.

Fool's Warmth
3/4 ounce Calvados
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water)
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish wit h a lemon twist.

Apertivo Ambra
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 Campari-soaked sugar cube

Build in flute. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.

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