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Champagne Drink Recipes From An LA Mixologist

February 27, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Buggy Whip)

(credit: Buggy Whip)


The start of 2013 has certainly seen an uptick in the art and craft of exotic drinks. This cocktalian renaissance is quite perceptible in such refined establishments as the Buggy Whip in Westchester, a mid-20th century steakhouse near the Los Angeles International Airport. The live entertainment center has captivated many past and present Hollywood icons, including Frank Sinatra. Here, the bar, in all its kinetic ambiance, pushes the boundaries of ingenuity. Observing accomplished mixologist Kiki Seror actualize an original iced drink of bubbly concoctions from the wonders of her own skillful imagination may be compared with witnessing a beverage scientist fortify emulsions to the highest degree of measured proficiency. Seror, an enthusiastic innovator who has mastered the distribution of intoxicating beverages in taverns the world over, shares her own distinct recipes for some of the Buggy Whip’s more requested and savored champagne-based libations.

California Day Dreamin' (Credit, Sharon Bush)

(credit: Sharon Bush)

Kiki Seror
Buggy Whip
7420 La Tijera Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
(310) 645-7131
www.buggywhipsteakhouse.com

California Day Dreamin’
2 oz. Alizé Pomegranate vodka
.5 oz. Grand Marnier liqueur
.5 oz. Pallini Limoncello liqueur
Crushed ice
Champagne
Blackberries

1. Shake all ingredients, except champagne, with crushed ice.
2. Strain and pour into martini glass.
3. Top with champagne.
4. Garnish with blackberries.

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(credit: Sharon Bush)

(credit: Sharon Bush)

LAX Arrival
2 oz. Ketel One Citroen vodka
1 oz. Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur
Crushed ice
Champagne
Orange Wheel

1. Shake all ingredients, except champagne, with crushed ice.
2. Strain and pour into martini glass.
3. Top with champagne.
4. Garnish with orange wheel.

(credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

L.A. Sunset
1.5 oz. Absolut Citron vodka
1.5 oz. Bénédictine liqueur
1 oz. mango puree or mango sorbet
Crushed ice
Champagne
Raspberry
Lemon twist

1. Shake all ingredients, except champagne, with crushed ice.
2. Strain and pour into martini glass.
3. Top with champagne.
4. Garnish with raspberry and lemon twist.

(credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

South Of The Whip
2.5 oz. Patrón XO Cafe Tequila
.5 Pallini Limoncello liqueur
Lemon wheel
Crushed ice
Champagne
Lemon twist

1. In a mixing glass, muddle lemon wheel and tequila.
2. Add liqueur and crushed ice.
3. Shake well and pour into martini glass.
4. Top with champagne.
5. Garnish with lemon twist.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Buggy Whipped
1 oz. Tia Maria coffee liqueur
1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
.5 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur
.5 oz. Cointreau liqueur
Crushed Ice
Champagne
Orange Peel

1. Shake all ingredients, except champagne, with crushed ice.
2. Strain and pour into martini glass.
3. Top with champagne.
4. Garnish with orange peel.

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Sharon Raiford Bush is an award-winning freelance journalist who covers the glittering nightlife and bustling music scene in Los Angeles, among other topics of social interest. Some of her contributions to the entertainment industry have been archived by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Samples of her unique writing style can be found on Examiner.com.

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