As a bartender, I've seen my fair share of unique and interesting drinks. From fruity martinis to classic whiskey sours, there's no shortage of delicious cocktails to try.
However, there's one trend that has caught my attention recently and that is glowing cocktails.
Yes, you read that right – glowing cocktails. These drinks are not only delicious, but they also have a mesmerizing glow that makes them stand out from the rest.
Imagine sipping on a vibrant green cocktail that lights up the room, or a deep blue drink that looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. These cocktails are not only visually stunning, but they're also a great conversation starter.
But what exactly makes these cocktails glow? Well, it's all thanks to a special ingredient called quinine. Quinine is a chemical compound found in tonic water that gives it a bitter taste.
However, when exposed to UV light, quinine emits a fluorescent glow that can turn any cocktail into a work of art.
So, whether you're looking to impress your friends at a party or simply want to try something new, glowing cocktails are definitely worth a try. In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of the best glowing cocktail recipes that are sure to light up your night.
From classic gin and tonics to more experimental drinks, these recipes are easy to make and will leave you with a drink that's both delicious and visually stunning. So, let's get started and discover the world of glowing cocktails.
1. Pear and Ginger Sparklers
The Pear and Ginger Sparklers is a delightful and complex cocktail perfect for any celebration, especially New Year's Eve. The cocktail combines a homemade pear ginger shrub with vodka, lemon juice, honey, and champagne to create a sweet, sour, and boozy drink. The shrub, made with pears, honey, and apple cider vinegar, adds a unique and flavorful twist to the cocktail.
The addition of ginger gives the drink a spicy kick that is balanced out by the sweetness of honey and the tartness of lemon juice. The cocktail is then topped off with champagne or prosecco, adding a crisp and sparkling finish. Overall, the Pear and Ginger Sparklers is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a delicious and sophisticated drink to ring in the new year.
2. Hulk Cocktail
The Hulk Cocktail is a must-try for any Avengers fan looking for a fun and delicious drink to enjoy. This glowing cocktail is sure to impress with its vibrant green color and unique flavor profile. While we can't reveal the recipe here, we can tell you that it's an adults-only drink that's perfect for parties or movie nights.
Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind cocktail that's sure to make you feel like a superhero. So gather your friends, mix up a batch of Hulk Cocktails, and get ready for a night of fun and adventure!
3. The Empress Q1908
The Empress Q1908 is a visually stunning cocktail made with Empress 1908 Gin infused with butterfly pea blossom, giving it a vibrant indigo color that changes to a soft lavender hue when mixed with lemon juice.
It's a signature drink at the newly renovated Q Bar at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria and is a perfect balance of sweet and sour with a refreshing kick from the gin. It's a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a unique and visually stunning drink.
4. Peach Bellini
The Peach Bellini is a classic Italian cocktail made with white peach puree, Prosecco, and a touch of raspberry or cherry juice, giving it a signature pink hue.
It's perfect for any occasion and can be made with ripe yellow peaches. The cocktail is versatile and easy to control the bubbles. Overall, it's a must-try for anyone who loves a refreshing and fruity cocktail.
5. Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail
The Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail is a delicious and nutritious cocktail that is perfect for fall. It is made with fresh, ripe figs, raw honey, and a light, dry champagne. The figs are loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients like B vitamins, calcium and potassium, making this cocktail a nutritional powerhouse.
The addition of raw honey adds a touch of sweetness, while the champagne gives it a fizzy, refreshing finish. The cocktail is versatile and can be dressed up or down in any way you like, making it perfect for any occasion. If you are a fan of figs, then you definitely need to try this cocktail.