Absolutely Fabulous - a brilliant Cocktail named after a brilliant TV sitcom series - "Ad Fab" (Absolutely Fabulous) starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. The three unassuming and uncomplicated ingredients mimic the two main characters perfectly - Vodka, Cranberry Juice and Champagne.
Absoultely Fabulous darling...
Whether you are a Sloane Ranger or not, this is a fabulous Cocktail; simple, easy to make and certainly kicks a huge (if not decadent) punch!
- 1 shot Vodka
- 2 shots Cranberry Juice
- Top-up with Champagne
Add and combine the Cranberry juice and Vodka into a Cocktail Shaker over ice. Shake. Strain into a flute glass and top-up with Champagne.
Garnish with a flourish a ripe, plump strawberry.
In 1992, Ad Fab (Absolutely Fabulous) series 1 first burst onto British television screens. Over the next five series and 39 episodes (1992-1996), Ad Fab took hold and became an extremely popular comedy Sitcom.
It is said that in 1999 at Monte's Club in Sloane Square, London, the Ad Fab (Absolutely Fabulous) Cocktail was created. Being Sloane Square (home of the "OK Yar" Sloane Rangers) Vodka, Cranberry juice and of course Champagne made this Cocktail a big hit and extremely popular. With simple, classic ingredients this Cocktail is now a staple for many parties and events.
Absolutely Fabulous Champagne
The key to this Cocktail relies on the sparkling wine content. Prosecco or Cava could be used, however a good Brut Champagne will make all the difference. A fruity, flavoursome cranberry juice (not a mix of other flavours, Apple etc.,) is essential to keep the cocktail on track and pure. The smoother the vodka the smoother the overal flavour will be with the Champagne (sparkling wine) shining through. The number of shots of Vodka have always been in debate. As Vodka has next to no pure taste, it adds the 'kick' / alcohol aspect. Too many shots will spoil the overal taste and make it extremely potent and powerful.
Ad Fab IS Absolutely Fabulous, OK yar?