I'm a huge fan of champagne or sparkling wine and will find any excuse to drink it. Special occasion or not. I call this tasty delight, a Red Neck Bellini. Classically, bellinis are made with prosecco or champagne with fruit purée. This concoction replaces a simple fruit purée with blackberry moonshine. Because champagne wasn't getting us tipsy enough, apparently.
I'm not trying to promote a specific product (I promise I make no money doing so) but I don't know of another brand of blackberry moonshine, other than Rock Town Distillery's Blackberry Cobbler. So that's an inadvertent plug, but I can't vouch for any other brands that may be out there. This one is delicious.
If you want to try this one, here's what you'll need:
Champagne or sparkling wine (I used a brut)
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz blackberry moonshine
In a champagne flute, combine your blackberry moonshine, pineapple juice, and champagne. I added the moonshine and pineapple juice first and then filled the rest of the flute with sparkling wine. Add frozen blackberries for the chill and for the cuteness. Look, the blackberry looks like a little bow!
Et voila! You're ready for an extremely tipsy brunch! Tchin-tchin!
Obviously, I'm not a professional photographer but you get the point.
Grapefruit Bourbon Cocktail
This recipe I adoringly refer to as the Lazy Southern Belle. Mainly because there are a million fancy recipes out there requiring you to make your own simple syrup and squeeze juices and what not. Things I don't want to do most days.
That being said, this baby is delicious and is refreshing on a 100 degree day with 80% humidity. Give this one a try at your next party or just while you're sitting at home. I'm not here to judge when one drinks cocktails and under what circumstances. I drank this alone at 4pm. So there's that.
To make this bourbon cocktail, combine the following:
2 oz bourbon
4 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
3 oz club soda
Splash of lemon juice
Grapefruit garnish for fanciness
No special instructions. Just put it in a glass stir it and add ice. Boom! Drink time!