Tinsel Bellini – Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!
It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! I thought back to the Christmas trees of my childhood that were draped with little strands of tinsel and how much the decorations have changed. Well it’s not just the decorations that have changed but so have the cocktails. This week’s tasty treat has an amazing success story to go with it. I love stories like this!
Hpnotiq was created by Raphael Yakoby in 2001, a college dropout living with his parents in Long Island, New York, who, after seeing a blue perfume at Bloomingdale’s, decided to create a blue liqueur. Within a year, it was a popular drink in New York night clubs.
The brand was originally distributed by Wingard Inc. of Great Neck, New York. In January 2003, Yakoby’s trademark and the distribution rights were acquired by Heaven Hill Distilleries. The brand earned Yakoby a reported $50 million. Hpnotiq is bottled in France’s Cognac region and the vodka is premium French and is distilled three times. Hpnotiq liqueur is a blend of natural exotic fruit juices, premium vodka and a touch of cognac and is 35 proof.
2 oz Hpnotiq
1 oz Limoncello
1 oz Champagne
Splash of lime juice
To mix: Rim the Champagne flute with a light coat of sugar. Pour chilled Hpnotiq, Limoncello, and Champagne into the champagne flute. Add a splash of lime juice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 2 oz Hpnotiq
- 1 oz Limoncello
- 1 oz Champagne
- Splash of lime juice
- Rim the Champagne flute with a light coat of sugar. Pour chilled Hpnotiq, Limoncello, and Champagne into the champagne flute. Add a splash of lime juice.
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