Day 22 of our 30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: the Pink Slipper
This is a classic Champagne cocktail – but that doesn’t mean it a soft drink. On the contrary, it’s probably one of the stronger drinks in this challenge, so please take care when you have this one. It surprised us both!
I don’t know why it surprised us though. It’s got a lot of alcohol in it! It was also the flavour that took us by surprise. The unlikely combination of rum, Cointreau and Champagne work well, but don’t expect an easy drink. This one’s a toughy!
How to make a Pink Slipper
Here’s what you need:
For each drink
- Single measure of white rum – we used Bacardi
- Single measure of Cointreau – or you can use clear triple sec. I haven’t tried it with Grand Marnier – this might be a bit rich for the mix!
- Champagne or prosecco
- handful of raspberries
- Champagne flute
- Thin slice of lime to garnish
- Cocktail shaker, jigger measure, fine mesh strainer or sieve
Here’s what you do:
- Pour the rum and Cointreau over ice into the shaker.
- drop the raspberries in the shaker as well.
- Shake everything up for about a minute so the berries are mushed up.
- Fine strain into the flute so none of the rasberry seeds or flesh goes into the glass.
- Top up with Champagne or prosecco
- Thinly slice a lime across the fruit.
- Slice halfway into the lime disc.
- Garnish the lime on the edge of the glass.
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