Thursday, 6 January 2011

A Tale Of Cocktails #8

Poinsettia Holiday

5 oz champagne
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Dash cranberry juice
Taste: 6        
Look: 5
Cost: 7
Name: 7
Prep: 8
Alcohol: 3
Overall: 6
Preparation: Pour in triple sec, then champagne, then cranberry juice into a champagne flute.  Stir.

General Comments: I don't really understand what the name is about.  On the other hand, I do like holidays, so that's something.

Basically, this is fizzy rose wine.  Which is fine, because fizzy rose wine is delicious. The only hints that aught is amiss is an increase of sweetness, and an aftertaste of orange, both of which are entirely welcome. In other words, there's nothing specific that one can criticise this cocktail.  It's just a bit... boring, frankly.


Jamie said...

It's the colour of poinsettia flower, so I guess that has something to do with it.

SpaceSquid said...

Yes, it does. I checked that after posting, and forgot to update. The poinsettia is a winter flower, which implies this is supposed to be a Christmas drink, I guess.