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Strawberry Sparkling Cocktail | Happiest Hour

Sip Red, White, and Blue With This Sparkling Strawberry Spritzer

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a sparkler — a bubbly red, white, and blue cocktail, that is. This one features Champagne, strawberries, and Sauza® Blue Tequila. Now, you might be thinking, Champagne and tequila? We'll be the first to tell you, yes, they really do work brilliantly together.

Strawberry Sparklers

Strawberry Sparklers

Strawberry Sparklers

Ingredients

1 pint strawberries
1 lime, wedged
2 tablespoons sugar
1 bottle Champagne, chilled
Ice
6 ounces Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Blue Agave Tequila*
4 ounces limeade
2 ounces DeKuyper® Pucker® Strawberry Schnapps Liqueur

*If Sauza® Blue Silver isn't available, try Sauza® Silver

Directions

  1. Wash, stem, and quarter strawberries. Spread out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and freeze for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead).
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rims of Champagne flutes, and dip each in a plate of sugar to coat rim.
  3. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open Champagne, and divide between all glasses (each should be approximately 2/3 of the way full). In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake until chilled. Add a squeeze of fresh lime, if desired. Strain the cocktail into the Champagne-filled flutes until 3/4 of the way full.
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