The Something Blue Cocktail

Something Blue Sparkling Wine Cocktail

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
247 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The "something blue" is a delicate blue drink that's easy enough to make so it can be served at a reception, shower, or rehearsal dinner. Its eye appeal is a perfectly elegant touch to any wedding and the cocktail's taste is spectacular.

This is a signature cocktail recipe of Hpnotiq Liqueur, that alluring blue spirit flavored tropical fruits. It's mixed with white wine, then a little ginger ale gives the cocktail a brilliant sparkle that all your guests are sure to love.

The name plays off the old Victorian saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." It's said that a bride who includes these elements in her wedding day will have good luck. While you can't wear this cocktail, it is a fun play on tradition and you don't need to reserve it for the big day! It's a fantastic wine cocktail for any occasion when you're looking for "something blue."

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Hpnotiq Liqueur
  • 2 ounces white wine
  • 1 ounce ginger ale

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Build the ingredients by pour Hpnotiq, white wine, then ginger ale in a Champagne flute.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • There's no need to stir this cocktail because the bubbles from the soda do the mixing for you.
  • Since there's no ice, be sure to chill all three bottles so your ingredients are nice and cold. If possible, chilling the flutes will help keep the drink cold as well.
  • Pour your favorite white wine because any style will work perfectly in this recipe. A light-bodied Riesling is a fabulous choice; for something with a little more body, go with Chardonnay. Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are excellent options as well.
  • To make party service quick and easy, line up all the flutes you need and pour the liqueur and white wine. Right before it's time to pass out the cocktails, top each glass with cold ginger ale so your guests get to experience the full effervescence of the drink.

Recipe Variations

  • Top this drink with sparkling wine if you like. You could either add it along with the still white wine or simply use the bubbly version alone.
  • Make this cocktail by the pitcher for an intimate gathering. Simply increase each ingredient to fit the pitcher—keep the ratio at 2 parts each of Hpnotiq and wine and 1 part ginger ale. Mix it all together at the last minute so you don't lose the sparkle, then pour into the serving glasses.

How Strong Is a Something Blue Cocktail?

Hpnotiq is bottled at 17 percent ABV (34 proof), so it's not much stronger than the wine you'll pour into the something blue. That means this is a very gentle cocktail with an average alcohol content of just 11 percent ABV (22 proof). Strengthwise, it's just like drinking a glass of wine, only the cocktail's more beautiful and fruitier.