Is it wedding season yet?? My fiancé and I got engaged in November 2020 and have been slowly planning our wedding. A portion of this planning included us asking our friends and family to be in our bridal party. My “proposal” idea for my bridesmaids was to give them a bridesmaid themed cocktail kit to kick of the celebrations. Thus, the Bubbly Bridesmaid was born!
Despite the fact that this cocktail was originally made for bridal festivities, it truly is great for a multitude of occasions. This drink would be absolutely perfect for a boozy brunch, girls trip, date night, or really any event that calls for popping some prosecco! I envision myself sipping this in my summer dress outside in a garden while brunching with friends, sounds dreamy right? Even if you don’t have a personal brunch garden to sip cocktails in (I don’t either), you can at least pretend you’re there by drinking this cocktail.
Now, onto some tips for the cocktail itself:
As always, use fresh lemon juice. Just do it. It’s likely cheaper and will taste a heck of a lot better. I swear if you use the lemon juice in those little plastic lemon containers… I’m coming for you. Just kidding, but seriously use fresh lemon juice, trust me.
This recipe calls for raspberry simple syrup which you can either purchase or make yourself. In this case I bought it because I needed mini bottles to include in the cocktail kit I made for my bridesmaids. I found what I needed by searching online and specifically went with the brand Rose Royal Syrups, because their products are organic and use quality ingredients. You can also try checking your local alcohol retailer like BevMo or Total Wine. If you’d like to make the simple syrup yourself you can follow my strawberry simple syrup recipe here but sub strawberries for raspberries.
My last tip is to use a good prosecco. You don’t have to go all out with this and buy a super fancy bottle but I will say, the first time I made this I used a cheap bottle that we already had and it tasted off. My second go around I used my personal fav, La Marca, and it was lovely. Naturally, quality ingredients will always make your drink taste better. So if you can get quality, I highly recommend it.
Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid, brunch goer, or prosecco popper, this little boozy bubbly will be the perfect drink to be sippin’ on. Cheers!
The Bubbly Bridesmaid Cocktail
Lightly floral and fruity, this boozy bubbly is just what any bride, bridesmaid, brunch-goer or prosecco popper needs in their life
- 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 oz raspberry simple syrup
- 3/4 oz elderflower liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- Lemon twist for garnish
- Optional* Cut the inside of a wheel of a lemon off of the rind and twist the rind around your finger to mold it into a twist
- Fill a shaker with ice and add the lemon juice, simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, and vodka to the shaker and shake vigorously
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled coupe glass, leaving space to top the drink with prosecco
- Top with desired amount of prosecco
- Garnish with a lemon twist