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ThirstyThursday Holiday Special - Bring on the Bubbly!

Posted on Thu, 2016/12/22 - 9:37am by Jessica Gellert

Time to add some sparkle into your life this holiday season! This week our mixologists at Pa’akai launched three festive bubbly drinks that are sure to make you grin.

All include champagne to help you celebrate and ring in the New Year.

Get ready to add some sparkle wherever you are!

Blood Orange & Elderflower Sparkler

- 4 oz. of Le Grand Courtage Brut Rose 
- 1 ½ oz. Gin
- ¼ oz. of Elderflower Liqueur
- 1 ½ oz. Blood Orange Juice – freshly squeezed
-1 bar spoon of simple syrup
- Few dashes Angostura bitters
- Blood Orange Slice for garnish

Shake all the ingredients except for sparkling wine in a shaker with ice. Strain into champagne flute or coupe. Top with le Grand Courtage and stir.  Make is pretty with a blood orange slice garnish. Sip and smile.

Cucumber- Jalapeño Sparkling Cocktail

Are you brave enough to spice things up? If you want some bubbles with a kick, make this refreshing yet spicy concoction.

- 1 ½ oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- ¾ oz. Elderflower Liqueur
-3 Cucumber slices
-3 Jalapeno Slices
- 3 Mint leaves
-1 oz. Le Grand Courtage Blan de Blancs

Add all ingredients except for bubbles. Muddle, shake and strain into glass then add the bubbly. Top with ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and mint sprig.


- 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
- 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. of simple syrup
- Two  fresh strawberries
- 1/2 oz. Strawberry puree
-  1/2 oz. Champagne 



Add all ingredients except for bubbles in mixing tin and muddle strawberries - strain content into a wine glass and add bubbles - garnish with half a strawberry and mint leave( We went tropical and threw in a pineapple wedge)

Enjoy all three of these bubbly cocktails at Pa'akai if you don't feel like making them at home.

How are you adding sparkle to your holiday gatherings? Let us know in the comment section below. Cheers!




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Sharing and enjoying our holiday via our Hawaiian sailing canoe. Mele Kalikimaka