I was going to start the week off by not consuming alcohol for a few days. I was feeling bolstered by Nita's resolve to pass on wine for a whole week! But then Dave made these sparkling wine cocktails.
I have to confess, I had two. I'm not one to like my sparkling wine adulterated. I like the bubbly, so why would I put a bunch of sweet stuff in it? These however, were good; a nice balance between sweet and sour.
Agridulce Royale from the New York Times
1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila (we used sotol)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce Campari
1 1/2 ounces sparkling wine
-pour tequila, juice, syrup and Campari into a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a glass. Top with sparkling wine
Then you might need one of these handy stoppers to save the remains of your bottle of bubbly. I dug ours out from the dark recesses of the cuttlery drawer. I sealed the bottle and with good intentions, put it back in the fridge.
But then I have to confess, I ended the evening by finishing what was left in the bottle with dinner. Sparkling wine and cheesy burritos: not bad.
Oh well, next week is a new week.