The Golden Bauble is the absolute pinnacle of class and sophistication at a dinner party. Its also the perfect candlelit bath accompaniment. Or so I’m told! I only have a shower at home, but lets be honest, that probably won’t stop me having one in it.
What makes this cocktail so special is the wide rimmed circular class. It spreads out the rich golden colour and gives a certain sparkling glow. This little dash of gold looks great on any table spread. I’ve taken these photographs on a black background, but purple, green or red looks fabulous too. That said, if you don’t have glasses like this, it tastes just as delicious in another! You can also use a prosecco flute… a wine glass… or your favourite mug.
Ingredients – – –
- Gold Glitter / Gold Stars
- 1/4 shot of Monin Gingerbread Syrup [optional]
- Pea sized dollop of honey
- 1 shot of Amaretto
- Fizzy White Grape (Shloer)
Method – – –
First of all, prepare your glass. If you’re using a flute glass, or wine glass, you can call this something cute like a “Starlight Fizz”, but if you’re using a rounded glass, I like it called “The Golden Bauble”. It looks just like a pretty little bauble! Just don’t try to hang it on your tree no matter how many you’ve drunk.
First of all, take a little bit of honey on your finger or a cotton bud and rub it around the rim of the glass. You don’t want the honey to run down the sides too much, so just a tiny bit will work perfectly. This is to make your glitter stick, which you can do by sprinkling a little onto a flat surface and pressing the rim into it. I prefer to use gold stars. Word of warning however, you will have little gold star prints on your lips for the rest of the night!
Once your glass is ready, take a tiny pea sized dollop of honey and squeeze it into the bottom of the glass. If you like it, at this point add your 1/4 shot of gingerbread syrup. I use Monin, which you can grab cheaply from Amazon. Now this is optional. It makes your drink a lot sweeter and a lot more festive, but it is not to everyone’s taste. If you chose to skip the syrup, thats fine, the honey does the job of making this a sweet nicely!
On top of the honey-syrup mix, add a shot of Amaretto.
These three ingredients will pool nicely to make a shiny, stick syrup at the base of your glass. You want to mix them together a little, but not too much.
The final step to this cocktail, is to add your Prosecco and your fizzy white grape juice. The two I’ve picked here were relatively inexpensive ones I found at my local Tesco. Theres no hard and fast rule to picking one out – just make sure its not too dry or too overpowering. You’ll want to top up the rest of the cocktail to near the rim with equal parts Prosecco and fizzy grape.
And voila! Your fancy-shmancy, candlelit bath drink is ready! I mean … Dinner party drink. Of course.