Besides the fact that this cocktail combines a few of my favourite ingredients, I must admit that it's really the name that I love the most: Giggly Rose Cocktail. With both gin and champagne, it's not only a perfectly pretty cocktail that's fit to accompany any party dress, but also a slightly deadly one that'll be sure to get you in your dancing shoes and kissing that handsome stranger by midnight. And for New Year's Eve, what more could you ask for, really?
Since New Year's calls for all the glitz and glamour and I still have lots of sparkly holiday decorations kicking around, I decided to dress up the straws with a little burst of tinsel as well, which might just be the simplest DIY ever. Simply cut off a little piece of the tinsel from a garland and wrap tightly around the straw. Since the garlands are wired, they should stay in place quite easily, giving you the perfect sparkly straw embellishment. I have a feeling this is one party trick I'll be holding onto for awhile.
Happy New Year's!
Giggly Rose Cocktail //
Bunch of mint leaves, leaves picked
4 oz gin
¼ cup lemon juice
Dash of rose syrup
Bottle of sparkling wine or champagne
Ice cubes, to serve
Unsprayed roses, to garnish
1 // Gently massage the mint leaves between your fingers to release their aroma, then stuff into the bottom of your champagne flutes.
2 // Combine gin, lemon juice, rose syrup and plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into the glasses, topping them up with sparkling wine.
3 // Garnish wish roses, add a tinsel straw and serve immediately.