If you are lucky enough to own a carbonator and are in search of a new beverage project, check out bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler's tutorial for making your own bottled, sparkling cocktails. Sipping a fizzy Americano straight from the bottle sounds so much more festive than the usual aperitif!Morgenthaler uses an iSi Twist 'n' Sparkle to carbonate the chilled cocktail mixture, which is then poured into individual bottles and sealed with an inexpensive bottle capper. He bottles his drinks in small, 187 ml Champagne bottles and serves them chilled, with no glass or ice alongside. Refreshing, lightly alcoholic cocktails like the Americano and Aperol Spritz are especially compatible with this technique.
These drinks would be such a fun way to begin a small dinner party, or the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon bridal shower. And if you are crafty, the possibilities for good-looking, personalized bottle labels are endless.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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