Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thirsty Thursdays: Fizzy Bitch Edition

That's right, I said it - but not for shock value. Take a closer look at that picture ... Bitch Bubbly is the name of this sparkling rose from Southern Australia.

With its polka dot label and soda-style bottle cap, you might think this whimsical sipper is not to be taken seriously ... and you'd be wrong. Its actually quite delicious. Its got a fruity, yet not too sweet, finish and you just can't beat that rich red color. Plus, the bubbles!

We made this bitch part of our New Year's celebrations by turning it into a little champagne cocktail. Well, sparkling wine cocktail to be more precise, but you get the picture.

The Fizzy Bitch:
Pour the lavender syrup into the bottom of a champagne flute and to it add the orange bitters. Fill remainder of the glass with sparkling rose. Garnish with a festive orange twist. Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!

* No lavender syrup? No problem: you could use some ginger syrup, Creme de Cassis, or even some Grand Marnier. The point? Its just as fun to play with your champagne - er, sparkling wine - as it is your food.

Not up for experimentation? Fine, just pop the cap and drink this sassy little bubbly all on its own. Careful palates will detect notes of fresh strawberries, cranberries and a just a hint of rose. The subtle berry flavors really do play well with the lavender syrup, but this bubbling beauty goes down smooth all by itself.

The holidays may be over, but there's no need to put the champagne flutes away. When the offering is this much fun, who needs an excuse to celebrate?

Cheers!

p.s. - I was unable to locate a website for R - Wines of Australia, the makers of Bitch Bubbly. Its widely available for purchase online, Google it, and sells for less than $10 per bottle. We picked ours up at a local wine shop.

14 comments:

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a fun beverage! Year ago when I was single, I threw a Valentine's Day girl's night out party, and gave a bottle of Bitch granache. It was pretty good, and of course the girls loved it!

Mo Diva said...

i love the label. Might have picked this up just for the frilly girly look of it! sounds kinda good actually

The Duo Dishes said...

Great name. Whoever thought of the name for this one was a genius.

Laura said...

I'm gonna have to look for the bubbly bitch, she's no where to be found here! HA!! looks good straight up

Laura said...

ahhh I see Mo Diva is now a fan of the Diva...awesome!!

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE the name of this drink. I have to make it just to say the name of it to guests:) How fun, quite tasty too Id bet.

Tangled Noodle said...

Our New Year's Eve was spent dodging errant fireworks in Manila (4th of July has nothing on Filipino NYE); it's just as well I was sober to stay nimble!

I'm hoping that 2010 will bring us more occasions to let the cork fly and let out the Fizzy Bitch!

Wilma said...

Damn Auntie, that potion sounds like it was custom made for me! Maybe you could slip a little into my water bowl on your next visit?

stephchows said...

wow what a name LOL bet it was tasty though!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've bought this before, just because of the label! Have you seen Little Black Dress? Really good

The Diva on a Diet said...

FLB - the Bitch Bubbly is made by the same folks who make the Bitch Granache ... which you probably knew. I'll have to try that sometime. And, by the way, what a fabulous idea for the girls night out!

Mo Diva - I know, isn't it cute? So fun!

Duo - I agree, great marketing there!

Laura - we'll be sure to have some when you come and visit for BlogHer '10! We'll be getting our fizzy bitch on that weekend for sure! ;)

Donna - this one's got your name written all over it! And I mean that in a good way! LOL ;)

Tangled Noodle - Happy New Year, my friend! I echo your wishes for 2010! :)

Wilma - now how funny would that be! LOL

steph - totally tasty and fun too!

Katherine - I'll look out for the Little Black Dress ... thanks for the tip! :)

Actual Scale said...

Sounds lovely & I adore sparkling wines...some days you just need a little fizz in your drink. ;)

I'll have to check around here locally. Thanks!

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the name! And sounds excellent! Will have to make some lavender syrup and then make this drink!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I need to seek out some lavender syrup big time....boy am I looking forward to spring!!!!!!