Meet Banana Sparkles, the latest creation to #DrinkYourGram as curated by your votes! This week I asked you for your favourite Breakfast preferences, from Savoury to Sweet meals, Orange vs Grapefruit juice and more. The result was a bubbly refreshing cocktail to best compliment your hearty meals. Check out the recipe and results below!
I asked everyone to vote on the following and which they preferred for breakfast!
Vote #1 – Sweet vs. Savoury (73%)
Vote #2 – Grapefruit Juice vs. Orange Juice (55%)
Vote #3 – Coffee (75%) vs Tea
Vote #4 – Bubbles (60%) vs. Cocktail
With all this in mind, I wanted a refreshing cocktail to compliment your Savoury breakfast (psst, I’m the same!). I thought of some of my favourite spirits to mix when it comes to a sparkling cocktail. With that, I decided to mix Cognac, Jamaican Rum, Banana Liqueur with a dash of Grand Marnier for that Orange with some fresh lemon. In addition, I added a few dashes of Apothecary’s Cacao and Coffee Bitters to bring some of that coffee flavour I know everyone loves. This is officially my cocktail for brunch time. I know I made a list for everyone last week, but I can’t tell you how well the flavours came together!
If you’d like to vote for next week’s #DrinkYourGram, make sure to head over to my Instagram page where you can vote in my stories!
A delicious and refreshing sparkling cocktail made with Cognac, Rum, Grand Marnier and Banana Liqueur.
– Difficulty: Intermediate
- 1/2 oz Cognac H by Hine used here
- 1/2 oz Appleton Estate Rum 8 yr
- 1/2 oz Briottet Creme de Banane Liqueur *
- 1/4 oz Grand Marnier a dash of this is fine!
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 3 dashes Apothecary's Cacao and Coffee Bitters
- 1 oz Sparkling Wine
Grab a shaker and fill with ice and add all the ingredients except the sparkling wine. Give this a vigorous shake.
Strain into chilled coupe glass, and top with Sparkling Wine.
Optional Garnish – Orange Peel or I used freshly grated Nutmeg here.
*If you have access to Tempus Fugit Spirits Creme de Banane, you WILL NOT regret this purchase. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find it here in Ontario, but when you do see it abroad, grab it! Otherwise Briottet’s version is a great substitute and what I used here.