On Saturday night, in preparation to hit Tropical Fever night at the ANZA club, I looked in the fridge to mix a drink. We had one can of tonic, leftover cava from making French 75s the night before, a bottle of my dad’s homemade white wine, and the usual standards on my home bar – gin, vodka, whisky, tequila, etc.
I thought about pulling out a cocktail book, but decided to wing it, and inspired by making the French 75, I decided to riff on that cocktail and bring out the leftover champagne and adding a tropical twist.
The Bleu 75
– 2 oz vodka
– 1 oz blue curaçao
– juice of 1 lemon – around 1 oz
– 1 oz orange juice
– a few dashes of simple syrup (make your own at home, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil, take it off the heat and voila)
– champagne or sparkling wine
Shake everything but the sparkling wine in a shaker with ice. Top it off with some sparkling wine or champagne and stir.
Try it out, it’s tasty, and if you like champagne cocktails, you’re in luck, Married with Dinner is hosting Mixology Monday this month, with champagne cocktails as the theme.