How is it that it's already Super Bowl time this weekend already?!? That alone should tell you that we're not planning on having any party. We have attended a good amount of big Super Bowl events at friends' houses and hosted them at our own home over the years, but the hubby who's not much for crowds, (especially the type that talks while the game is going on) has vouched to have a quiet Super Bowl viewing at home. For me, there are three things I look forward to during the Super Bowl while I'm stuck having to listen to the pestering, auctioneer-like commentary of the sports castors: delectable food, the halftime show and cocktails!! So for our intimate 'party of two' (which might change last minute...), I thought I'd make one of my favorite signature cocktails called "Queen Bee" that Duplex on 3rd in LA turned me on to, which will give me something to look forward to on Sunday and get me in a happy spirit for the sake of the hubby during those long hours of the game . It's distinctive sweet flavor is light, refreshing and the splash of bubbly gives it a festive fizz that will take my Super Bowl Sunday from dull to delightful.
Here's how it's made:
Ingredients (serves 6)
1/2 Cup Honey (TIP: warm up just a tad in a glass measuring cup to liquefy it, so it can incorporate well.)
1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice
1 Cup Vodka
1/2 Cup St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
A Handful of Red Raspberries for Topping (optional... I used cherries in mine since that's all I had on hand.)
Directions Whisk honey with lemon juice and pineapple juice until completely dissolved. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, shake mixture vigorously with the vodka and St. Germain. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Top with a splash of Prosecco and 1 red raspberry.
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