The combined sweet and sour flavors of this celebratory libation from Drew Levinson, beverage manager of Las Vegas’s Bellagio, will please almost any palate at your holiday gathering.
3 ounces Veuve Clicquot Champagne
1 ounce Strawberry Purée*
1Â¼ ounce Passion Fruit Couli*
1Â¼ ounce fresh sour (2 parts fresh lemon juice, 1 part simple sugar or sugar and water)
* available in specialty stores and markets
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Slowly “roll” ingredients and strain into a Champagne flute. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint leaf.
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