The holiday’s are upon us! Take a moment to enjoy this magical time of the year with a Raspberry Holiday Spritzer and life will be sure to be a little merrier! As mothers we often put our social needs on the back burner during the holiday run around. A small festive get together with friends can be simple and fun with a good cocktail recipe. Add in an appetizer or two, a little conversation,and let the fun begin!
What makes this sparkling drink so lovely, are its ingredients. This Raspberry Holiday Sparkler is made with a few bubbles, a dash of flower liquor, and pretty pink simple syrup. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect holiday drink? Your holiday get together can feature this bubbly drink as well as using its simple ingredients to create your own cocktail bar.
Here is what you need:
1 bottle of Laetitita Brut Rose
1 part St. Germain Elderberry Liqueur
4 oz. Raspberry Vodka
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 tsp. cornstarch
½ cup of sugar plus 1 tablespoon
½ cup of water
Here is how to make the Raspberry Holiday Sparkler:
In a small bowl add the frozen raspberries, one tablespoon of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
Mix the ingredients together and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
While the raspberries are in the fridge, make the simple syrup with ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of water.
Pour these ingredients into a pot and bring the water to a boil.
Mix until the sugar has evaporated.
Pour in a small container and place in the fridge to cool.
Once cooled, add in the vodka to the simple syrup as well as the raspberries.
Mix until smooth.
Spoon in the raspberry simple syrup to the bottom of a champagne glass (about ¼ full), add the sparkling wine, and top
with St. Germain.
This recipe and photography belongs to the creative ladies over at Simply Happenstance and was created for Momazine’s New Holiday Issue. You can find our newest issue in iTunes and Google Play depending on your mobile or tablet devices.