My girlfriend turned 39 and I had some friends over for a birthday celebration dinner. I made a signature birthday champagne cocktail for everyone to start and toast her to another wonderful year ahead. She loves raspberries which is the base of the cocktail. Who doesn’t like raspberries and champagne?
Love Potion No. 9
1 1/2 C. raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 C. sugar
1 oz ginger beer
1 oz rasperry liquor
3 oz Prosecco or sweet champagne
Whole fresh raspberries for garnish
In a small saucepan, put in the raspberries, sugar and 1/4 C. water. Turn on medium high and slowly cook until bubbly and the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Pour raspberry mixture through a sieve to separate the liquid from the raspberry meat. Toss raspberry meat. Let syrup cool.
In a martini shaker with ice, add the cooled raspberry syrup, raspberry liquor, ginger beer and champagne. Pour out into a beautiful glass, garnish with a raspberry and serve immediately.