Sweet Liberty was inspired by the red lemonade served for Juneteenth, the celebration of the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached slaves in Galveston, Texas. It's red and blue color scheme also makes it a natural for the Fourth of July.
Makes 1 cocktail
- 5 raspberries
- 5 blueberries
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 ounce Sobieski vodka
- 5 ounces dry sparkling wine
- 1 whole raspberry, for garnish
- 1 thin lemon twist, for garnish
Put raspberries, lemon and sugar to the bottom of a tall glass. Using a muddler, smash the fruit to release its juices. Add vodka and stir. Fill glass three-quarters with ice. Top off with sparkling wine. Add sparkling wine. Tuck ends of the lemon twist inside the raspberry and thread onto a cocktail pick.
By Maria C. Hunt, author of The Bubbly Bar: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion Published August 2009 by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House