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

Ingredients

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

Method

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!

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