Champagne Cocktails

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, it was only fitting to pop a bottle of bubbly and have a glass or two.  After doing some searching around online, I discovered a few champagne cocktails and spurred from that, a few modifications! PS. These aren’t your typical ‘let’s just add fruit, fruit juice or sweet stuff to champagne’ kind…

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Rosita

Since Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow in the little town in PA, I figured it was save to assume that Texas would be seeing early pool weather (aka Texas spring)!  It’s also been a while since I’ve made anything with tequila or Campari, so this Rosita cocktail sounded fitting.  From an ingredient standpoint, this…

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The Lucien Gaudin

Named after Lucien Gaudin, a French fencer (what other fame were you expecting?), who won two gold medals at the 1928 Olympic games.  Likely a prohibition era cocktail due to the time of his fame, and based on the ingredients it would make sense. From a quick search I am not sure how many of…

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High Plains Drifter

Like the 1973 Clint Eastwood movie, the High Plains drifter cocktail is a mix of how the old west is often portrayed;  bitter and both with a mellow citrus finish.  This variation of the drink is quite close to a Mexican Firing Squad (subtracting grenadine & adding Campari).  For those of you who are looking…

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Negroni Variations

Ahh the negroni, such a classic drink.  One of the drinks that people either love or give you crazy looks for ordering because “It’s so bitter!”.  The drink itself follows a very basic 1-1-1 “equal parts” recipe, comprising of Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Campari.  Obviously a recipe like this opens itself up to countless variations…

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