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Dec 23

Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail

Can we fit one more teeny tiny recipe in before the holidays?? Please??  This Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail is worth it!

Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail - this easy recipe is perfect as a single martini or a party punch!

What’s your favorite sound? Mine varies depending on who I’m talking to.

If I’m being PC, I’ll say my daughters’ laugh. When she laughs hard, it’s one of those infectious belly laughs.

But if I’m being honest, that’s a lie. I do love her laugh, but my favorite sound really is a popping cork. Wine, champagne, I don’t discriminate. That pop gets me every time.

It’s like Pavlov’s dog, really.

So, pretty much, the making of this cocktail got me salivating. And it will for you too!

Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail - this easy recipe is perfect as a single martini or a party punch!

Making cocktails is super easy, especially when you’re making punch. The great thing about this cocktail recipe is that you can make it for one two or for a crowd.

I called it a Pink Lemonitini Champagne Cocktail because it’s a lemontini I made pink, and I added champagne, because, obvi.

I love lemontinis and the base of this recipe is my favorite martini, turned pink. My favorite lemonitini recipe is made with vodka (regular or citrus), limoncello, sweet and sour, and fresh lemon juice. You can reduce the sweet and sour mix, if you want it less sweet.

The “pink” comes from a dash of grenadine or maraschino cherry juice. I just love that it’s pink, especially for the holidays.

If you’re making this for two, just mix up the cocktail in a shaker over ice, strain into champagne or martini classes, and top off with champagne or prosecco. If you’re making this for a crowd, serve it in a pitcher or a punch bowl and add some ice made out of lemonade to keep it cold but not water it down.

Because the pink lemontini mixture is sweet, you want to stick with a less sweet bubbly drink. Opt for Prosecco, or an Extra Brut champagne, which will be less sweet than dry.

Regardless of how you make it, this really does just taste like juice.  Ring in the New Year with a Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail…and 2016 will come in with a bang. 🙂

Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail

Yield: 2-12 servings

Make this Pink Lemontini Champagne Cocktail as a drink for 2 or make it as a punch for a party! It's like a lemontini, turned pink, and topped off with champagne!


Ingredients:

For punch:



  • 6 ounces vodka (regular or citrus)

  • 6 ounces limoncello

  • 8 ounces sweet and sour, reduce for a less sweet drink

  • 4 ounces lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)

  • 1/4 cup grenadine or maraschino cherry juice

  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco (Extra Brut or Brut, you want it less sweet)

  • Lemon slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish

  • Optional: frozen lemonade or cherry juice for ice


For 2 servings only:



  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 1/2 ounces limoncello

  • 2 ounces sweet and sour, reduce for a less sweet drink

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • Champagne or prosecco for topping

  • Lemon slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish


Directions:


  1. Chill all your ingredients. Add vodka, limoncello, sweet and sour, lemon juice, and grenadine to a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir, then add champagne. Serve each drink with a cherry and lemon wedge.

  2. To keep the punch cold, add some lemonade ice cubes. (Freeze store bought lemonade in ice cube trays.)

  3. To make 2 cocktails only: add all ingredients except champagne and garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake then strain into glasses and top off with champagne and garnish.


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