La Uva Suerte

Ingredients

  1. 4 fresh grapes
  2. 1 ounce tequila blanco
  3. ½ ounce ginger liqueur
  4. ½ ounce lemon juice
  5. ¼ ounce honey syrup
  6. 3 ounces rosé
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How to Make It

Muddle three of the grapes in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, then add the tequila, ginger liqueur, lemon juice and honey syrup, along with a handful of ice. Shake well, then double strain (using a hawthorne and mesh strainer, or mesh strainer and cheesecloth) into a champagne flute. Top with rosé, garnish with a grape and drink to your good luck!

NOTE: This recipe calls for honey syrup, which is equal parts honey and water, combined on the stove. It dissolves much better in cold drinks that way!

Why We Like It

Las doce uvas de la suerte (the twelve grapes of luck) is a Spanish New Year’s tradition meant to bring good luck in the 12 months of the coming year by eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. If you, like most Americans, would rather drink your grapes, get your fix with this bubbly cocktail from Caitlin Corcoran, an award-winning bartender and the general manager at ÇaVa, a champagne bar in Kansas City, MO. La Uva Suerte (The Lucky Grape) does use a few fresh grapes, but also features tequila, ginger liqueur and, of course, rosé.

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