Thirsty Thursday: Prosecco Gold Rush Cocktail

By: Roberto Ferdman
Prosecco Gold Rush

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too.

Last week we got things going with a Christmas Spirit Cocktail; this week we’re gearing up for the holidays with a bubbly-based concoction.

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is just around the corner, and all that means is if you haven't yet cracked a bottle of something, anything, you're already a bit behind. Rather than resorting to the usual sparkling wine this year, spruce it up with a dash of spice and extra kick of alcohol. The Prosecco Gold Rush is precisely the sort of sip we're talking about, with cinnamon schnapps and chilled vodka to complement the sweet bubbly. It's a festive drink, and what better week than this to celebrate. Bottoms up, folks.

4 servings

Ingredients:

12 ounces Prosecco, chilled

2 ounces vodka, chilled
1 1/2 ounces cinnamon schnapps (Recommended: Goldschlager)

Directions:

Pour Prosecco into a clear glass without ice. Add vodka and cinnamon schnapps, and stir to mix gold flakes evenly through the drink.

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