That One Fizzy, Bubbly Drink That Feels Extra Festive

Bubbles make everything feel a bit more special.
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Bubbles make everything feel a bit more special.

Hello, everybody, and welcome back to another cold, crisp, and refreshing installment of That One Drink. Last week we talked about those large-format drinks that are best enjoyed by the (punch) bowlful, and the winning comment is a summery British classic.

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Pimms forever and always. Mix Pimms, lemonade, mint and sliced fruit. Drink in the sunshine. Helps if you are British but it is not compulsory.  

I've only ever had a Pimm's cup once before, with a beautiful Brit you may be familiar with, and I'm not sure why I haven't made a habit of them.

We also had terrible margaritas at a football game.

We also had terrible margaritas at a football game.

In my opinion, the beauty of the Pimm's cup is that it is super easy to make and super easy to customize. As instructed, I started with a cup of delicious seasonal chopped fruit, along with some fresh mint.

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Then I added two ounces of Pimm's and topped it all off with some fizzy lemonade, stirring gently to combine.

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(Note: Though paper straws make for a pretty picture, I feel compelled to tell you that they are made of lies and get all mushy and gross and I hate them.)

Anyway. You will note that I didn't make an entire big batch of it, but a single glass, but do not worry, I will be making a huge bowl of it for my birthday party to share with many friends, and I am looking forward to it.

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This summer-in-a-glass concoction is sure to be a hit, and thus deserving of a trophy. That trophy is "Loving Cup" by The Rolling Stones because it's kind of punny and also because my birthday party playlist is like, 80 percent Stones.

Speaking of birthday celebrations, I spent the last evening of my 20s at my favorite bar, where I was served many delightful beverages, two of which were sparkling.

I don't drink a ton of sparkling wine on its own — I don't dislike it or anything, it just doesn't happen a whole lot — but I looooooove a bubbly cocktail. 

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I actually don't know what was in the bubbly beverage I enjoyed Thursday evening (it was toward the end of my evening, to be completely honest), but I remember feeling very festive while sipping on it. I also remember nutmeg.

Whether it's a mimosa, a spritz, or a simple Kir Royale, a glass of something sparkling makes everything feel a bit more special. So (obviously) what I want from you is your favorite bubbly cocktails. There are no real rules here, only that there be some carbonation, so let's pop some bottles.