Flirtini
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Flirtini
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.9 / 5
The original Sex and the City Flirtini, as featured in an episode that involved chickens on a rooftop and a big party with food, fun and of course, a Flirtini ... more The original Sex and the City Flirtini, as featured in an episode that involved chickens on a rooftop and a big party with food, fun and of course, a Flirtini or two!
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14.67% | 2.64 units *

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Flirtini mixes the fun effervescence of champagne with the tropical sweetness of pineapple and the crisp edge of vodka. This cocktail offers a festive twist that's both playful and chic, ideal for celebrations or as a glamorous refreshment.

Method
How to make a Flirtini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Top up with champagne and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Flirtini?

The Flirtini is a cocktail that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, gaining widespread recognition from its appearance on the television show 'Sex and the City'. It combines the elegance of champagne with the fun twist of vodka and pineapple juice, reflecting the playful yet sophisticated vibe of the era.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should a Flirtini be served for the best experience?

A Flirtini should be served in a chilled champagne glass to maintain its cold temperature and preserve the carbonation of the prosecco or champagne. The glass can be garnished with a pineapple slice or a maraschino cherry for an extra touch of elegance and flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute prosecco with another type of sparkling wine in a Flirtini?

Yes, you can substitute prosecco with another type of sparkling wine in a Flirtini. While prosecco adds a specific flavor profile, champagne or any good quality sparkling wine can be used as a substitute, depending on your preference or availability. The key is to ensure it's well-chilled to enhance the cocktail's refreshing qualities.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Flirtini compare to other champagne-based cocktails?

The Flirtini has an alcohol content of about 14.67%, which places it in the medium range for cocktails. It's comparable to other champagne-based cocktails like the Mimosa, which typically has a lower alcohol content due to the greater proportion of fruit juice, or the Classic Champagne Cocktail, which might be slightly higher depending on the amount of brandy used. The Flirtini's blend of vodka and champagne gives it a balanced strength that's neither too light nor overly potent.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving Flirtinis?

Flirtinis are perfect for celebratory events and social gatherings, such as bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or upscale brunches. Their elegant yet playful character makes them a great choice for occasions that call for a touch of sophistication without being overly formal. The Flirtini's refreshing and bubbly nature also makes it a hit for summer parties or any event where a light and festive cocktail is desired.

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