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: Gray's Eats: The Red Carpet Spritz

Hi Everyone,

As you all know, this Sunday is the Oscars and as you may also know, I love to host a fun little get together whenever opportunity presents itself. In fact, I actually had a viewing party recently for the Superbowl earlier this month, which really was more about hanging out with friends, sipping rosé and watching the halftime show!  For the Oscars, though I intend to actually watch what my viewing party is celebrating and even go one step further with an inspired cocktail, just for the occasion.

To really step it up, I have asked my guests to come red carpet ready and the cocktails that I'm serving will be under the same instructions.

I give you my "Red Carpet Spritz."

Gray Malin - IZZE Recipe

With a bit of a spin on my favorite drink from Italy, I think this one is sure to delight the audience..

What you'll need to dazzle them:

5 oz IZZE Sparkling Blackberry (which I love because it also reminds me of the delicious natural sodas one finds in Europe)

5 oz Sparkling White Wine (we all know my favorite)

1 oz St. Germain

Garnishes:

Sprinkled Rimmed Glasses

*the trick to get the sprinkles to stick is to coat the rim with your favorite citrus, mine is lemon. Simple syrup is a great option, too.

Gray Malin - IZZE Recipe

Red Raspberries, which you'll muddle a bit to attempt to have them stay towards the bottom of the glass.

Gray Malin - IZZE Recipe

Add ice, then pour in the IZZE, St. Germain and sparking white wine (drinker's choice)..

Gray Malin - IZZE Recipe

add something green and fresh for an added pop of color, I used rosemary for mine, and then Voila! They're ready to greet your guests, who are sure to enjoy sipping these refreshing cocktails while they cheer on their favorite films and actors throughout the evening.

Gray Malin - IZZE Recipe

I hope you enjoy the show wherever you are come Oscars night. Who do you hope will win? If it were up to me, my nominations would be...

Cheers!

xx

GM

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