Category Archives: Prosecco

Brunch impressions

We all love a good mimosa, right?! And brunch too, yes? I actually lament the loss of amazing two-brunch weekends in New York more than almost anything since I moved here to Savannah. Of course, I’m sitting on my porch swing, writing this in 70 degree weather, so I suppose I can’t complain too much.

Anyway, back to brunch! Again, mimosas are great. But I feel like this classic cocktail might need a robust makeover. I call it “Mimosa Squared”. Simple, yes, but to the point as well. And damn if it isn’t fantastic.

Mimosa Squared

Mimosa Squared

*3 parts prosecco
*1 part bourbon
*1 part orange juice (fancy oj, please!)
*1 part ginger beer (I know, I know…I’m obsessed)
*Dash of plum bitters

Seriously…it’s awesome. And if you ever host a brunch, it’s guaranteed to knock the socks off of all of your friends. That’s an Amateur Cocktailer guarantee, dammit. And the great thing is, it’s not just for brunch. It works for dinner parties too! And casual social gatherings. And really, whenever. It’s delicious in any situation. But it’s especially special for brunch, so just go with it.

That’s all for now. Back tomorrow for more!

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New year, new drinks

Hey y’all! Happy 2013! I know I’m a little late on this action and that I’ve been out of commission far too long on this here blog. But! I’m making a vow in this odd-numbered year to keep up more with this blog and just be more creative in general. I’m excited for 2013, even though, phonetically, it’s far less appealing than “twenty-twelve”. Alas, it’s the way it is, and I’m moving forward into the “ought-teens” with creative abandon. We’ll see where it takes us!

I thought I would ring in the new year on this blog with a delightful bubbly cocktail, because, well, ’tis the season, yeah?! And come on. Prosecco is just delicious.

Anywho, here it is – my first concoction of 2013. Hopefully there will be many more to come.

A Fresh StartA Fresh Start

1 part bourbon
1/2 part St. Germain
1/2 part Laird’s Applejack
1 part prosecco
A few dashes of plum bitters
Orange twist

Shake all that good stuff together – except the bubbly – and pour into your favorite wine glass. Top it off with the prosecco and an orange twist, and you’ll like 2013 just a little more than you do already. We might not have flying cars just yet, but this should do in the meantime.

I sincerely hope this new year is treating you all very well so far. More to come!

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