I’ve got to admit that I was totally blown away (in the best way possible) by the response to yesterday’s announcement. You never really know what will happen when you put something like that out there (will anyone even care?), and I went to bed last night feeling incredibly thankful. You guys sure do know how to make a girl feel special. For today’s edition of Bottoms Up, I thought we should toast the occasion with a little bubbly… and in honor of spring’s arrival, something pink and fruity seemed just the ticket.
I happened to have this lovely bottle of Rhubarb Hops (from artisanal preserves company quince & apple) stashed away in the pantry – part of a thank-you gift from the Style Me Pretty team after our recent Behind the Blog feature. Those SMP girls are a classy bunch. Anyway, I’d been dying to try the brand’s recipe for its Rhubarb Sparkler, and with just four perfect ingredients – rhubarb hops, orange juice, orange bitters & prosecco – it couldn’t have been simpler or more delish. Do you guys ever use bitters? I just recently started incorporating them into cocktails I mix up at home, and I’m convinced that they’re that secret something that takes a good cocktail to out-of-this-world status. Keep reading for the recipe…
- 1 1/4 oz orange juice
- 1 oz Rhubarb Hops
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 3 oz Prosecco
Combine juice, syrup and bitters in a champagne flute and fill with Prosecco. Garnish with orange peel and enjoy!