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Labor Day – Go Big or Go Bubbly


September 29, 2019 — Friends coming over for Labor Day?  Sometimes we just want to show off a bit, right?  We think the Venezuelan Colada below does just that.  Santa Teresa 1796 Rum is the base of this yummy cocktail.  And the secret is, as long as you have the ingredients, it is really easy to make. Our friend Sophie in New York swears this is her favorite cocktail and knowing how she frequents only the best bars, we’re inclined to believe her.

Or adding sparkling rosé to any drink guarantees success.  Rum-Around featuring Bacardi Reserva Ocho is another winner that is easy to make.  For the strawberry puree, throw a few fresh strawberries in the blender or just mash them through a strainer.

Belvedere Vodka believes in K.I.S.S. but the results are fruity, refreshing and sparkling.  Both Berry Bubbly and Frozen Palace could be turned into punch (as long as you can do the math!).

Have a great Labor Day weekend. Happy and safe cocktailing!


Venezuelan ColadaVenezuelan ColadaS

From Paper Daisy NYC


1.5 parts Santa Teresa 1796

0.5 part Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

0.5 part Chinola Passionfruit Liqueur

1 part coconut milk syrup

0.75 part pineapple juice

0.5 part lime juice

Dash absinthe


Method:  Whip shake, pour over pebbled ice. Garnish with mint.



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From The Lookup NYC


1.5 parts Bacardi Reserva Ocho

0.75 parts lemon

0.5 parts strawberry purée

3 dashes of orange bitters

0.25 part simple syrup

Topped with Sparkling Rosé


Method:  Shaken (except rosé) served on the rocks in a wine glass.


Berry BubblyBerry BubblyS


1 oz Belvedere Vodka

0.5 oz simple syrup

0.5 oz lemon juice

2 oz Chandon Rosé Sparkling Wine

4 raspberries

Wine glass


Method:  Place all ingredients except for Chandon in shaker. Shake and strain over ice in a wine glass. Top with Chandon and garnish with fresh berries.


Frozen Palace

Frozen Palace cocktailS


8 oz Belvedere Vodka

3 oz Aperol

1.5 cups raspberries

3 tbsp sugar

2.5 oz Chandon Rosé Sparkling Wine

Wine glass


Method:  Add all ingredients into a blender except for Chandon Rosé. Add a cup of ice. Blend and pour into a wine glass and top with Chandon Rosé.