Category Archives: Champagne & Bubbly

Champagne cocktails and those with a bit of sparkling bubbly fit the bill rather nicely with these drink recipes.

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Fall Sparkler

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Sugar frosted cocktail glasses are about as close to real fall and winter frost as I care to be. But fall and winter do have their perks.

Cozy evenings spent nuzzled up by a warm fire. What’s not to love?!

Whether you’re a college or pro football fan, you know football season is a BIG deal. Put your aprons on and fire up the grill. This is an all-inclusive, non-stop, love the friends your with, tailgate party ‘til you drop, may the best team survive kind of season.

And talk about the holidays! They start out scary, chime in with merry and the chocolate keeps flowing long after the ball drops. It’s all these fun activities that keep my mind away from the chilly cold and into the spirit of the full holiday season.

Fall Sparkler Cocktail

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Fall Sparkler Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim.

Kick off the next phase of the holiday season with a Thanksgiving inspired cocktail with sugar frosted rim. The Fall Sparkler cocktail could be placed in a traditional champagne flute or coupe if you choose. It’s lovely with its pale pink color and seasonal flavors. The sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg rim with floated cranberries give this cocktail festive flavor and beautiful visual appeal.

Fall Sparkler – recipe by Cheri Loughlin

3 ounces Barefoot Extra Dry Bubbly

1-1/2 ounce Pear Juice

3/4 ounce Apple Juice

1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice

Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg – Sugared Rim

Cranberries Garnish

Combine equal parts sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on a plate. Rim chilled wine glass with lemon. Dip rim into sugar mixture. Drop in a few fresh or frozen cranberries. Set aside. Combine juices in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into prepared wine glass. Top with chilled Barefoot Extra Dry Bubbly.

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The Fall Sparkler cocktail was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist

The Black Pearl champagne cocktail is lush tasting with dark, rich color. It is easy to make with three liquid ingredients and simple maraschino cherry garnish.

Black Pearl Champagne Cocktail

The Black Pearl champagne cocktail is lush tasting with dark, rich color. It is easy to make with three liquid ingredients and simple maraschino cherry garnish.
Black Pearl is an easy 3 ingredient drink – ideal for brunches, holidays and Pirate themed Halloween parties.

Champagne is one of the ultimate celebratory drinks. It is bubbly, tickles the nose and just feels festive. It’s perfect! So why mess with perfection? Because we can! There are also many opportunities to host celebratory parties and events in the months ahead. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all offer numerous occasions to bust out the bubbly. It’s time to start planning ahead for those brunches, lunches and parties that wake the dead.

The Black Pearl champagne cocktail is lush tasting with dark, rich color. It is easy to make with three liquid ingredients and simple maraschino cherry garnish. Make the Black Pearl even easier to serve to a group by making the cognac and coffee liqueur base ahead of time so it is ready to serve with one pour. This is a perfect drink for pirate themed Halloween parties. You could also include the Pirate’s Punch, Scarlet Pirate, South Pacific drinks for on the rocks sipping and the Wench’s Sister shot for pure fun.

Black Pearl Champagne Recipe

Black Pearl

1 ounce Cognac

1 ounce Coffee Liqueur

3 ounces Brut Champagne

Maraschino Cherry

Place a maraschino cherry in the bottom of a champagne flute. Combine cognac and coffee liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into the champagne flute over the maraschino cherry. Top with chilled brut champagne.

Make this ahead of time in batch quantity with the following directions:

1 – 750ml Bottle Brut Champagne – chilled

Combine the following in a glass bottle with lid:

9 ounces Cognac

9 ounces Coffee Liqueur

4-1/2 ounces Distilled Water*

Refrigerate until well chilled and ready to serve. *Addition of distilled water takes the place of shaking individual servings with ice. This small amount of water compensates for the dilution factor or shaking with ice.

When ready to serve add the following to each glass:

1 Maraschino Cherry

2-1/2 ounces Cognac & Coffee Liqueur mixture

2-3/4 to 3 ounces Brut Champagne

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Scarlet Sunset Cocktail - Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Pink Moscato Bubbly, Jager Herbal Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Peach Garnish

Scarlet Sunset

Scarlet Sunset Cocktail - Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Pink Moscato Bubbly, Jager Herbal Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Peach Garnish
Scarlet Sunset Cocktail – Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Pink Moscato Bubbly, Jager Herbal Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Peach Garnish

Pink Moscato Bubbly and Jager. Yes. I said it. You know why this works? Because in its humblest form it began as a little red head you wouldn’t want to take home to your momma. Check out that link and you’ll find the little red head in all her glory.

You see, shots are little pistols full of potent flavor. They beg for more than 15 seconds of fame in the evening with vague recollection in the morning. There are so many fabulous tasting shots that are wasted on a quick throw back down the hatch. They need a little recreational remix for decorum purposes. Adjust proportions, add a mixer or bubbly topper and change the glass.

The Scarlet Sunset cocktail is definitely a drink you can take home to your mother, serve your boss or sip with your significant other. Scarlet Sunset contains deep spice and peach flavor. Its beautiful dark hue reminds me of a scarlet colored Manhattan. The base ingredients have been readjusted and fine-tuned to work with the cherry citrus flavors in the sweet Pink Moscato Bubbly. This cocktail tickles your nose and tickles your fancy. It’s excellent for Girls Night Out, Mother’s Day Brunch or an evening with someone special.

Scarlet Sunset Cocktail Recipe

Scarlet Sunset Cocktail - Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Pink Moscato Bubbly, Jager Herbal Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Peach Garnish
Scarlet Sunset Cocktail

Scarlet Sunset – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Pink Moscato Bubbly

1 ounce Jägermeister Herbal Liqueur

1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps

1-1/4 ounce Cranberry Juice Cocktail

Peach Slice Garnish

Combine liqueur, schnapps and juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with Barefoot Pink Moscato Bubbly. Garnish with fresh or frozen peach slice.

This Scarlet Sunset recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com