Kick off your Summer soirée in style with a very special Fourth of July Cocktail – the Pomegranate-Aperol Royale! This super patriotic drink is a mixture of sparkling wine, Aperol and pomegranate juice garnished with fresh raspberries. It’s incredibly tasty and features Fourth of July’s signature red, white and blue colors.
Aperol is a delicious Italian liqueur with a distinct, bright orange color that calls to mind a fabulous, fiery South Florida sunset. It was created by the Barbieri brothers from Italy’s Veneto region and introduced to Italians at the International Fair of Padua in 1919. Aperol is an infusion of ingredients including bitter and sweet orange and a variety of carefully selected herbs and roots. The result is a delightful concoction which is simultaneously sweet, bitter and herbal. This Italian liqueur is similar to Campari, but not quite as bitter. So for those who find Campari a little too intense, Aperol is an excellent alternative.
Our featured sparkling wine for our Fourth of July cocktail is the Limited Edition Chandon Blanc de Noirs Brut ($20). The festive red, white and blue bottle will make a stylish addition to your holiday soirée! This sparkler is made from two red grape varieties, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier but since the juice is separated from the grape skins, it retains its pale yellow, translucent color. This sparkler is fruit-driven and full-flavored and made in the same method as Champagne, methode traditionnelle. Feel free to enjoy it on its own or as part of our fabulous Fourth of July cocktail.
So kick off your party in patriotic style with the Pomegranate-Aperol Royale! The Limited Edition Chandon Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine is available for a limited time and makes the perfect Fourth of July Cocktail accessory. We’d also like to wish you a fabulous (and safe) Fourth of July weekend – to view other installments of Cocktail Couture, please click here!
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