Big Spender Cocktail

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Ingredients (7)

  • 3/4 ounce añejo tequila
  • 3/4 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur (see note in intro)
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces sparkling rosé wine
  • Orange twist (optional)
  • Orange zest (optional)

Summary

Here’s an adaptation of a bubbly celebration drink from American mixology pioneer Dale DeGroff. It combines añejo tequila, blood orange juice, aromatic Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur, and a top-up with sparkling rosé. (In the original, DeGroff calls for fabulously expensive Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Rosé Champagne, which accounts for the name—the name doesn’t change, though, if you use a sparkler that’s easier on the budget).

What to buy: Blood orange juice is available at well-stocked grocery stores and online. Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur, from Martinique, is made up of a blend of rums flavored with spices and orange. It can be found at specialty liquor stores.

We featured this recipe in our Drinks Around the World for New Year’s Eve story.

For more sparkling cocktails, check out our Kumquat Sparkler, Sparkling Rum Runner, and Aperol Spritz.

Instructions

  1. 1Combine the tequila, blood orange juice, and liqueur in a bar glass with ice; stir to chill.
  2. 2Strain into a chilled champagne glass and top with the sparkling rosé. Garnish with an orange twist and a flamed orange zest (if using) and serve.
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