5 Sparkling Drinks to Whip Up for World Cocktail Day
Because what's more worldly than a glass full of bubbly?
Every year on May 13th we raise our glass to one of the best holidays ever created — World Cocktail Day. (That's right, world, as in the whole entire world!) And this year, the lovely celebration just so happens to fall on a Friday, what could be better?
Of course, you could celebrate by imbibing any number of spirits — whiskey, vodka, gin, etc. — but my personal preference is the most worldly (read: classy) beverage of them all: Sparkling wine.
And whether you choose to pick up a bottle of French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava, Portuguese Espumante or any other variety of sparkling wine, these 5 bubbly-based cocktails are a must-try. I'll toast to that!
Sweeten your holiday brunch with a refreshing mimosa made from pomegranate juice and a lemon twist.
Pomegranate juice adds just the right amount of sweetness to your favorite sparkling wine, without making it taste overly fruity.
Make This: Pomegranate Mimosa
Tea-Infused Champagne Cocktail
Elderflower liqueur, tea-infused vodka and bubbly make the perfect trio in this amped-up Champagne cocktail.
Make This: Tea-Infused Champagne Cocktail
Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail
Rose and Mint Champagne Wedding Cocktail
Dried rosebuds, fresh mint, lime and champagne combine to make this beautiful and delicious addition to a wedding celebration.
This floral cocktail is perfect for spring, and has the prettiest pink hue. Plus, the homemade rose syrup is sure to impress all of your friends and family.
Make This: Rose and Mint Champagne Cocktail
Fizzy Lizzy Cocktail
This simple, fruity drink is a cross between a top-shelf margarita and a champagne cocktail. Black raspberry liqueur sweetens the tequila and orange cognac mixture, while fresh raspberries and raspberry sugar garnishes make it festive enough for any party.
If you're looking for a drink that really packs a punch, look no further. This margarita-esque drink includes tequila, cognac, black raspberry liqueur AND sparkling wine. Talk about a serious buzz!
Make This: Fizzy Lizzy
Savannah Fizz Cocktail
Muddled blackberries, sweet tea vodka and mint mingle to create a complex base of flavors made even better when topped off with crisp Champagne.
Make This: Savannah Fizz