It’s September, which means that summer is finally coming to a close. While that does mean we’ll all eventually have to wrap up in North Face jackets and wear pants again as the days and nights get chilly, for now there are still a few weeks left that should be pleasantly warm.
And on a warm summer night, one of the greatest pleasures in life is to pop open a bottle of something bubbly, light, and sweet. Liquor Barn has an excellent selection of Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Moscato and other festive wines. While a glass of Champagne is fine on its own, why not consider mixing it for a special bubbly cocktail? There’s hardly a better way to toast the summer’s end than with one of these four sparkling wine cocktails.
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This rum and champagne cocktail is a tangy, sweet beverage
that’s guaranteed to keep you cool on one of those last hot nights in early to
mid-September. For this one, mix a golden rum with fresh-squeezed lime juice,
honey, and a generous pour of Brut champagne. For a decent quality Brut that
won’t break the bank, consider the VeuveClicquot
Yellow Label. The subtle peach notes of this Champagne meld nicely with the
citrusy cocktail mixture – you won’t be disappointed! You can find the recipe
for this cocktail here.
Fizzy Sorbet and Cava Cocktail
Okay, we’ll admit this isn’t so much a cocktail as it is a
boozy dessert. BUT HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO SORBET AND FIZZY WINE?
You can’t, especially since we stock Juve y Camps Brut Cava for less than twenty bucks. Pour a generous slug of this delightfully fizzy, slightly sweet drink onto two scoops of lemon or raspberry sorbet and enjoy the deliciously bubbly symphony of citrus and Cava tickling your taste buds. This is definitely one of the best bubbly cocktails you can make to celebrate the end of summer. Here’s the recipe for it.
Apricots are one of those special fruits that are a reminder
of what season it is. You won’t find a juicy, sweet orange apricot in the
grocery store when it’s January (if you do, it’s been flown thousands of miles
and won’t be nearly as yummy anyhow).
That’s why this drink is perfect for the end of the summer. Combine vodka, apricot nectar, and an affordable Moscato such as Bartenura for a sweet orange cocktail that tastes as delicious as it looks. Check out the recipe here.
Prosecco Blueberry Lemonade
Inspired by the Prosecco Royale, this sweet treat will make you a lot of friends at your next weekend bash. Combine your favorite Italian Prosecco – we like Vovetti – with one part crème de cassis, three parts prosecco, and one part lemonade. Throw in some fresh blueberries for a colorful and delicious drink that will make you wish summer went just one more week.