There’s no denying, even for a scared-of-sequins girl like myself, that the holidays just aren’t the same without some serious sparkle. Glittery ornaments glisten, trees twinkle and party dresses shimmer under candlelight, so it’s a must that your cocktails do the same!
Obviously – that’s why champagne is the star of the holiday cocktail season. Champagne bubbles shimmer and its golden hue shines like no other. And while a glass of bubbly is always a classy and well received option, why not offer your guests something just as fizzy and fabulous, but a little gussied up? Our Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail is just the ticket – and we swear, it is as delicious as it looks!
Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail Recipe
1 bottle Champagne
1 cup raspberries
Dash of St. Germain
Blend raspberries in a blender. Once blended, pour the raspberries into a fine strainer, encouraging them through. This is your raspberry puree. Add two tablespoons of puree to each glass. Then, add a splash of St. Germain and top off each glass with Champagne. Garnish the rim of each glass with a sugared raspberry.
Sugared Raspberries Recipe
1 egg white
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup sanding sugar
Whip the egg white and then brush a thin layer on each raspberry. Pour the sanding sugar in a bowl. Roll the raspberry in the sugar, coating evenly. Place the berries on a plate and allow them to dry for 1-2 hours.
After a restful weekend, just thinking about throwing a little shindig featuring this cocktail is making it difficult to get through the work day. I don’t know about you guys, but I have serious holiday fever. You know, when you want to skip out of work for the entire month of December? Hopefully a few more fabulous holiday parties, complete with Raspberry Champagne Cocktails, will get me through!
Cheers to that!!
original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // glassware c/o Frances Lane // styling and art direction by erin hiemstra
What do you think?
Looks delicious !!
Vegan leather pants and maxi scarf in my look, today on
mmmm this sounds so refreshing! xo jillian – cornflake dreams
Wow, these photos are beautiful! The cocktail just shines. I love champagne at the holidays—I agree that nothing says holiday season like sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
Love. love. love!