Sunday, February 19, 2012

Buck's Fizz

Day 3

(2 shots out of 5)

If you haven't noticed, I just officially changed my rating system from stars to shots!  A friend of mine gave me the idea last night and I thought it was brilliant!  Day 3's drink is Buck's Fizz, which is a three ingredient cocktail.....hey, at least it's not a 2-ingredient one!.  I was hosting a Party Lite party and decided to open up the bottles of champagne we "still" had from New Years (we're not big champagne drinkers, can you tell) and make something with them for the ladies to sip on.  

My non-champagne liking friends (like me) thought this drink was...aahhh, ok.....for a the few sips that fit into those plastic champagne glasses that you have to put together yourself before putting anything into them.  The ladies that did like champagne enjoyed their Buck's Fizz.  

I personally found that I was bribing myself (like I have to do with the kids sometimes) to finish my Buck's Fizz, saying that when it's done, I can make myself something else that I will really like.  So I took the bait, finished the Buck's Fizz and moved onto my Husbands Hurricane!  Speaking of my husband, as he's looking at my computer monitor he makes the observation that so far all of the 3 drinks that I've made, are more or less the same color!  Now I'll need to get to the store and buy some of those different flavored liqueurs that are green and blue and what not.

Here's the recipe for Buck's Fizz:

  • 1 shot of orange juice
  • 1 dash of grenadine
  • 2 shots of chilled champagne

You can make this drink in a champagne flute or a wine glass, whichever you prefer.  First pour the shot of orange juice in the glass, then the dash of grenadine.  Next stir the two ingredients together.  Finally pour in the two shots of champagne and enjoy.  Or not, haha.

In one of the photos below you can see the amount this makes in a champagne flute.  If you put it into one of those plastic champagne glasses (the non-flute style) it will fill the glass completely.

Here is a photo of the end result:                                    

Buck's Fizz, orange juice, grenadine, champagne, new years eve cocktail

Here is a photo of the end result:

Buck's Fizz, orange juice, grenadine, champagne, new years eve cocktail

Cheers to Day 3!

The Cocktail Lady


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