Big Spender Recipe

Big Spender
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 5 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

From the Rainbow Room to the Museum of the American Cocktail, King of Cocktails Dale DeGroff has done it all. Take this drink as a reflection of his experience: an ode to tequila.

What to buy: Blood orange juice is available at gourmet grocery stores and online.

Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur, from Martinique, is made up of a blend of rums flavored with spices and orange. It can be found at specialty liquor stores.

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Rosé Champagne is available at high-end liquor stores. If you can’t find it, or don’t want to splurge, try a more modestly priced sparkling wine.

This recipe was featured as part of our Drinks Around the World for New Year’s Eve.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 ounce añejo tequila
  • 3/4 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cristal Brut Rosé Champagne
  • Orange twist (optional)
  • Orange zest (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine tequila, juice, and liqueur in a bar glass with ice; stir to chill.
  2. Strain into a chilled champagne glass and top with rosé Champagne. Garnish
    with an orange twist and a flamed orange zest (if using).