Hello, lovelies! How was your Christmas? I hope you had just as an amazing Christmas as I did.
We celebrated our first Christmas in the new house with just our little family. Then my cousin and her family came over for dinner.
We made prime rib (our tradition) with mashed potatoes, gravy, and all the fixings. She, of course, brought beer and side dishes and we exchanged a few presents.
The hubby and I didn’t go crazy this year for the kiddos our ourselves either. It was just a chill, low-key Christmas and the prefect way to celebrate our first one in the new house.
We did have some friends and colleagues over a couple weeks ago for a little party and we also attended another Christmas party at the beginning of the month. So I would have to say that I am Christmas-ed out. Haha!
I’m also super ready to take down all the decorations and clean the house but the hubby, unfortunately, thinks it’s bad luck and we have to wait till the first weekend in January. Bummer.
Anyway, here we are and the New Year is just about 3 days away. I decided it was the perfect time to whip up another cocktail for you.
Who am I kidding? Any time is the perfect time for a new cocktail.
Today I’m sharing this raspberry gin champagne. Sweet little twist on your regular champagne or mimosa cocktail.
This recipe calls for fresh raspberries but I’ve also made it with frozen that are slightly thawed. You just need to be able to shake the raspberries to break them up for a little flavor and color.
Add the fresh raspberries, a good pour of gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup (if desired) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to break apart the raspberries and chill the drink through.
Pour out the contents into a highball glass and then top up with champagne or prosecco.
If you’d prefer not to have raspberry seeds in your cocktail, you can also strain it into a highball glass filled with ice then top with champagne or prosecco. Either one is fine and based on your preference.
Then just garnish with a lemon twist and a sprig of mint. Cheers!
Raspberry Gin Champagne
- 6 raspberries fresh
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup * or to taste
- 3 oz champagne or prosecco
- fresh mint leaves
- lemon twist
- Add fresh raspberries, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Pour contents into collins glass and top with champagne, then gently stir to combine.
- Garnish with fresh min leaf and lemon twist.