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21st October
written by Steph

Chanel No. 28

Your next must-drink cocktail!

Apparently October is birthday month! Tony turns 28 this upcoming Saturday, my mom celebrates a birthday the week after, and we've already had four other friends celebrate another turn around the sun in the past three weeks, so things have certainly been busy about here. If you also find yourself attending or hosting birthday bashes, perhaps this recipe for a celebratory cocktail (which I mentioned in my last food post) is just the thing you need to truly toast getting older with style. Also, its red coloring make it kind of perfect for the impending Christmas season as well, so keep it in mind for any holiday gatherings you might have!

Ingredients (per drink)
  • 1 ounce vodka (we used Passionfruit vodka, but plain is fine!)
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • splash of Elderflower liqueur
  • Champagne (dry)
  • 1 or 2 raspberries
  • Mix your vodka, pineapple juice and Chambord together. Add in a splash of elderflower, then top with chilled champagne. Pop the raspberries into the glass and enjoy!
The original drink recipe called this a "Chanel No. 6", but because we subbed in flavored vodka AND I had the genius idea of adding in some elderflower, I decided we could rename it "Chanel No. 28" in honor of the age our friend Abby was turning (and no, 28 is not old)! Such a delightful and delicious cocktail, I drank far more than I should have but can't find it in me to regret it. Another great thing about this drink is you can premix the first four ingredients in larger amounts (where it says "1 ounce" I swapped to "two cups"... We're boozy like that) and keep them in a pitcher so that during festivities you can pour about 3 ounces into a glass top with Champagne and raspberries and the party never stops. And trust me, with this cocktail, you and your friends will be raising the roof well into the night!