The Crispy Spark – A Gin Cocktail

The Crispy Spark – A Gin Cocktail

Happy holidays to everyone! We’re almost there! My shopping is done, what little I did, and most of my Christmas cooking is behind me, thank You! That makes it cocktail time – here is the one I drank tonight. (The next recipe will be for the one that put my mother and youngest niece to sleep before 9:30pm)! The Crispy Spark is named after crisp apples, the crisp flavor of cranberries and the effervescence of the Martinellis in the glass. I came up with this Christmas cocktail in 2004 or so. I have been a gin drinker for many years and my oldest niece and her classmate at Yale came to visit me in California. They adored this easy to mix libation so I made it the signature drink the following Christmas when I hosted a fun party where Black business contacts came to network and sale their wares. Cheers! Then try the Winter Blues Gin Cocktail – so apropos, no?

The Crispy Spark

  • 1 cap full Nolet’s Gin
  • 1 Cup chilled Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Highball Glass
  • A Dash or 3 of Peychaud’s Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

Combine the gin with the juice in the highball, hit it with the bitters and enjoy! It had to be easy, we’re exhausted! Garnish with love.



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