I’ve written several times here on the ol’ blog about my intense love for sparkling wine, so I’ll save you the trouble of reading about my amorous feelings again, if only because I don’t want you, my loyal readers, to get completely creeped out. But dammit, it’s so good!
Anywho, in my continuing quest to make the perfect brunch cocktail – at least one that rivals bloody marys and mimosas which, are, admittedly, kind of perfect already – I really relish experimenting with prosecco. Clearly, I’ve spent far too many Saturday and Sunday afternoons of my life, wasting away the hours at any number of brunch places in New York. Actually, considering brunch is THE BEST THING EVER, I don’t consider those hours wasted at all, really. God, I miss brunch in New York.
But I digress. Below is my latest attempt to craft yet another brunch cocktail that you can use to impress your friends and loved ones. I’m awfully happy with these particular concoctions. And yes, there are two of them! And they’re quite similar while still being unique. I’ll explain in a minute.
For no good reason except that it’s the best comedy ever to grace our television screens, I’m naming these after some beloved characters from Arrested Development. And because Lucille sure does love her booze. This party is gonna be off the hook.
*4 parts prosecco
*1 part Hendrick’s gin (**FOR THE LUCILLE ONLY**)
*1 part bourbon (**FOR THE BUSTER ONLY**)
*2 parts orange juice (the fancy stuff, naturally)
*Healthy splash of lime juice
*Splash of Jack Rudy grenadine
*3 dashes orange bitters
Really, all you have to do to make The Buster instead of The Lucille is to swap out the gin for the bourbon. The Buster is a little more bold while The Lucille is a little more crisp. And both are pretty outstanding, I must say.
That’s all for now. Back for more tomorrow. Just do me a favor – learn how to dance like a chicken, okay? And I’ll leave you with a nice wink, just for good measure.