Garden of Eden Cocktail

I wanted to create a cocktail recipe for my friend Elizabeth Dehn over at Beauty Bets.  If you haven’t already, you need to check out her site.   I love it – she’s got great ideas about style, beauty, wellness and overall happiness.  Not to mention that she has almost 3 million….yes, MILLION (and counting!) followers on Pinterest

Knowing how much she loves Prosecco, I decided to work on something that added a few more ingredients to the glass – giving the drink a little something extra special…..just like Elizabeth Dehn.

This cocktail would be delicious at brunch – or on a Sunday afternoon when I chose to drink it during our standing weekend “let’s try new cocktails” date with friends.  I’m obviously a huge fan of sparkling wines, I personally can’t think of a time when I wouldn’t want to enjoy this refreshing cocktail! 

We decided to call it the Garden of Eden (fully recognizing that this isn’t a 100% original cocktail name!) but there were two traits of this drink that led us here.  For starters, once we started to feel the effects of it, it made us very happy – never wanting to leave it’s warm embrace.  Secondly, we were tempted to have more than what was probably necessary…..and gave into the temptation. Either way – it’s a tasty one.  Give it a try and let me know what you think. 

Beauty Bets, cheers to you – I hope you love this!

 
 
 
Garden of Eden
Makes 2 cocktails
 
Bottle of Prosecco (we used Lamarca
1 part Cointreau
1 part peach puree (Note: you can either make your own, just add water to the puree to thin it or buy some like Finest Call’s Peach Puree)
 
Garnish:
Raspberries
Peach slices
Orange slices
 
Chill the champagne glasses in the freezer.  To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the Absolut Mandrin, the Cointreau, and the peach puree.  Shake.  Pour strained mixture through shaker into the champagne glasses – fill between 1/3 to 1/2 full, depending how much “kick” you want.  Top with Prosecco.  Garnish by floating a raspberry in the drink and adding the peach and orange slices to the rim of the glass.  Cheers!
 


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