COCKTAIL RECIPE: THE DOUBLE BUBBLE

If you are hosting the girls after work on Friday and you've got nothing in the house or you need a quick cocktail that will make all of your guests happy, just pick up some sparkling Italian soda  and Prosecco. You can find the Prosecco at any wine store and the sparkling soda at Target, Whole Foods, or World Market. I love the Target brand---and it is only $2.50 a bottle. It comes in several different flavors but I used the blood orange for this recipe. This is also a wonderful way to stretch your wedding budget. If you want to have a Champagne toast but don't have the budget, serve my Double Bubble cocktail instead. You'll pay less for the Prosecco and you will stretch it by adding the sparkling soda. Select a flavor that works well with your menu or select a color that matches your color palette.

 A two-bubble cocktail: The Double Bubble. Use chilled Prosecco and chilled Italian Sparkling Soda.

A two-bubble cocktail: The Double Bubble. Use chilled Prosecco and chilled Italian Sparkling Soda.

The Double Bubble Cocktail

For 1

3 ounces sparkling Italian soda *use your favorite. I love the Blood Orange.

1-2 ounces Prosecco

ice

This refreshing cocktail is my spin on the traditional Mimosa but you serve it on the rocks. Fill your glasses with ice. Pour the sparkling Italian soda over the ice and float the Prosecco on top. Garnish with a twist or a slice of orange.

For a crowd, I add one bottle of Italian Sparkling soda and one bottle of Prosecco to a chilled glass pitcher right before serving so I don't lose my bubbles.