Sparkling Winter Cocktails

by Rachel Kuptz

in Featured Cocktail,Girly Drinks

From the latest issue of Cosmopolitan comes these five delicious recipes for Sparkling Winter Cocktails:

Winter-Cocktail_Girly-DrinksgifDancing With The Devil

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Splash of Ginger Beer
  • Crystallized Ginger or Lime Wedge

Pour Tequila, Chambord, and lime juice into a glass. Add ice and sti r together. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with crystallized ginger on a spike or lime wedge.

*BLT Burger, Las Vegas

Prosecco Mojito

  • 6 Mint Leavesprosseco mojito
  • A few lime wedges
  • 1 1/2 oz. Stoli Raspberry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Limon
  • Splash of Simple Syrup (equal parts hot water and sugar)
  • 1 oz. Champagne

In a glass, muddle mint leaves, then add ice, juice of one lime wedge, and the rest of the ingredients. Stir and enjoy.

*Il Villagio Osteria, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sparkling Screwdriver

  • 11/2 oz. Stoli Vodka
  • A Few Orange Slices
  • Splash of Perrier

Fill a glass with ice, add orange slices, and pour in Vodka. Top with a splash of Perrier.

*Zare at Fly Trap, San Francisco

The Bramble

  • 2 oz. Absolut Los Angeles
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Spoonful Blackberry Jam
  • Splash of Sparkling Wine

Add all ingredients except wine to a shaker; shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain mixture over ice in a rocks glass. Top with Sparkling Wine.

*The Volstead, New York City

The Poinsettia

  • 4 oz. Champagne
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice
  • 3 Dried Cranberries

Pour the Grand Marnier into the bottom of a tall flute. Then pop the cork on the champagne and fill the glass. Before serving, top off with a splash of cranberry juice and drop a few dried cranberries in the glass as a garnish.

*Forge, New York City

*Girly Drinks Winter Cocktail Recipes Source: Cosmopolitan January 2009 Mojito Image Source: Flickr

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