Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content. Please drink responsibly.
The Crimson Drift is a wild ride that you need to try. This surprising combination will knock your socks off — and it's all held together with a delightful note of white foam. Simply lovely!
- 1.5 oz. Francis Ford Coppola's Ada Lovelace gin
- 0.75 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- 0.25 oz. simple syrup
- 0.5 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 large egg white
- 1-2 oz. Francis Ford Coppola's Diamond Claret wine
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Combine the gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and egg white in a metal cocktail shaker
- Shake with the metal coil for 15 to 20 seconds
- Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for another 15 to 20 seconds
- Strain into an empty shaker with no ice and shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds more
- Transfer the mixture to a tall glass with ice and finish the drink off by pouring Diamond Claret over the back of a bar spoon over the center of the drink (given its weight, the wine will automatically sink below the foam to create that pretty ombre layered effect)
- Serve immediately