The twelve grapes of luck fizz

30 Dec 2015
< 1 min read
For the ‘clock strikes midnight moment’ have one of these delicious cocktails, a take on the classic Spanish tradition of las doce uvas, prepared so you can see in 2016 with luck and prosperity…Happy New Year to one and all!

Inspired by a tradition where a grape is eaten on each bell strike at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Spain, Las Doce Uvas de la Suerte Efervescencia is a delicious grape-based sparkling cocktail from Portobello ginthat will (hopefully) encourage a year of prosperity. Served in the traditional Spanish ‘Copa’ glass, grab a red wine glass for a serve that showcases the fortuitous grapes.

Las doce uvas de la suerte efervescencia (The Twelve Grapes of Luck Fizz)

Glass | Fishbowl/copa glass

Garnish | Twelve frozen grapes


37.5mls Portobello Road gin

18.75mls dessert Wine

50mls freshly pressed grape juice

15mlegg white

20mlsugar syrup

20mllemon juice

Dash of soda water

Twelve frozen grapes


In a cocktail shaker mix all the ingredients except the soda water and the grapes – being sure to add the egg white and the four ice cubes last.

Shake hard for a good 45 seconds.

Place the twelve frozen grapes and pour in a little of the soda – but only a dash – and slowly strain the contents of the shaker into the glass. Then finally top with more soda.

You should have a thick, creamy foam on top of the drink. Enjoy!

Find out more about Portobello Road Gin here…