Friday, February 11, 2011

Drinky poos, darling? Take II

Love is in the air.
Not because Valentine's Day is fast approaching. (Ugh. I hate Valentine's Day, a day that seems designed to play on teenagers' insecurity - at least it did on mine when I was 14).
No, love is in the air because it was my boyfriend's birthday yesterday.

I love birthdays, especially other people's and most especially his. I love being given the opportunity to show him just how much I appreciate having him in my life. (Soppy, but true.)

I made all sorts of delicious treats but we started off with these:

Raspberry Champagne Cocktails

(Or to be more precise, Raspberry Prosecco Cocktails)

Here's what you need to make them:

100g raspberries
3tbsp creme de cassis (a blackcurrant liqueur)
1 bottle Prosecco/champagne/fizzy wine of choice
Grenadine to taste

  • At least 30 mins before you plan to drink these ruby-red beauties, put your raspberries in a small bowl and pour over the creme de cassis.

(Don't they look lovely?)

  • Place two or three raspberries and some of the raspberry-infused liqueur in a champagne flute.
  • Fill with your fizzy wine of choice.
  • Add a few drops of Grenadine to taste.
  • Make a toast and enjoy.

I had a few too many of these so my head is a little wobbly today. But we all have to suffer a little for love, don't we? Anyway, they were worth it.


  1. They sound LOVELY! Did you get the creme de cassis locally? And the grenadine? Grenadine is easy to get in America, but not seen much here. But cocktails are getting more popular. I love my champagne/prosecco, so my head would be even more sore than yours!

  2. Sharon,
    We actually got the creme de cassis during French week in Lidl. I'd say you might get it in French Flair in Tralee though, around the corner from the Courthouse. I can't remember where we got the Grenadine to be honest. I'll find out and let you know.
    *head is still sore*