Stoli Accomplice Cocktail

Stoli Accomplice Vodka-Strawberry Champagne Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
218 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 26mg 2%
*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.)

Combine a fine Champagne and a great vodka with strawberries and you have a fantastic drink called the Stoli accomplice. This is a great cocktail for elite celebrations and, especially, New Year's Eve parties.

The elegant strawberry cocktail recipe comes from Stolichnaya Vodka (aka Stoli), which is a crisp, clean Russian vodka that's perfect for high-end cocktails like this. It's also nice that it's served in a cocktail glass as opposed to a Champagne flute because the wider glass allows the bubbles to swell.

For the perfect finishing touch, don't forget to rim your glass before straining the drink. The sugar's sweetness is fantastic against a ​brut or extra brut wine, creating a sweet-dry combination that is quite stunning.

Ingredients

  • 3 strawberries (sliced)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces vodka (Stolichnaya)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 ounce Champagne (or enough to fill)
  • Garnish: superfine sugar for the rim

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. If desired, rim a cocktail glass with sugar, using a piece of lemon or strawberry to wet the rim.

  3. Muddle three strawberries and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

  4. Add the vodka and lemon juice. Shake well.

  5. Strain into the prepared glass. Top with Champagne.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you're not the biggest fan of sugar rims, only do half of the glass. It gives you (and your guests) the option of sipping through the sugar or not.
  • For the best muddling results, remove the green top from your strawberries, rinse them well, then cut the berries into thick slices.
  • Fresh lemon juice is going to produce the best cocktail. The average lemon yields about 1 3/4 ounce of juice, which is more than enough for a few drinks.

Recipe Variations

  • You can skip the fresh strawberry muddle and replace the syrup with strawberry simple syrup. This is a great way to preserve berries before they go bad so you can enjoy the accomplice over a couple of weeks. It's also a nice shortcut when you want to serve it at a party.
  • Make party service even easier by mixing up the drink's base (everything except the wine) in a pitcher. Keep the proportions intact and multiply each ingredient by the number of servings needed or to fill the pitcher. Keep it cool in the refrigerator, then pour it into the serving glasses and top it with Champagne.

How Strong Is a Stoli Accomplice?

This cocktail has a long pour of vodka, which makes it just a little stronger. On average, its alcohol content should be in the 21 percent ABV (42 proof) range. To put it into perspective, that's about the same as a cosmopolitan.