I'm so happy to announce our second guest post!
When dreaming about Party No. 5, I knew I wanted to call on my go-to drink specialist, Becca Montes, to see what yummy treat she would come up with. The Bachelor franchise is known for their toasts at the end of cocktail parties, so I wanted champagne with a twist. I'm no booze expert and Becca is great at teaching me what is what, in the alcoholic drink world. She happily agreed to provide the drink for the party, and help me with this post. Thanks, love!
Girlfriend can make a mean cocktail, and looks good while doing it. She's the friend whose door is always open - not to mention the door to her liquor cabinet. Let's get to the drink already...
- 1 pint fresh raspberries, rinsed (can substitute frozen if not in season, but let them thaw first).
- Triple Sec
- Sugar (optional)
- Bubbly - we used Sparkling Pink Moscato
Combine 1/4 cup of BOTH brandy and triple sec, and pour over raspberries, in a small mixing bowl. Depending on sweetness of raspberries, you may want to add a tablespoon or two of sugar to the mixture. Refrigerate at least two hours, covered. (The longer they sit, the boozier they get.) If you like a stiffer drink, you can always use a little more brandy and triple sec, just be sure to use equal parts.
- Macerate raspberries in the boozy liquid. I used the back of a large spoon to break up the berries.
- Spoon raspberry mixture into champagne flutes, about 2-3 tablespoons per flute. Slowly pour chilled sparkling wine over and serve.
Don't have these ingredients on hand? This recipe would be delicious with a flavored vodka and peach schnapps, too!
At the party, we attached these lovely handwritten name tags to our glasses. Such a super easy but personalized touch to add to make guests feel special!