A PASSION FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

By: Stacie Hunt   
Contributor’s website: Splash Pros
There’s a movement fermenting:  A passion to create a new mood and method for our lives in these challenging times — without giving up our dreams and lifestyles.  It’s in our American DNA to be independent and passionate for the American Dream, no matter the debt ceiling, news or market reports.
Here’s a special wine cocktail that will keep our spark going: The American Passion Cocktail.

The mixologist who invented this bubbly concoction is David Vancil. David teaches bartending/mixology in Los Angeles and is a Certified AIS (Association of Italian Sommeliers) Sommelier. In addition to these qualifications, he’s mixed it up in Hawaii and Japan where he owned his own high profile establishments. David has a passion for his work, his family, his country and a smile that turns on the lights! Today, you’ll spot David’s bright smile as he shakes it up at Lola’s on Fairfax, in Los Angeles.

The American Passion cocktail recipe (Serves 2)

Ingredients:
• 2oz Sparkling Rosé wine or Champagne (chilled)
•1 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur • Generous splash of berry-flavored Vodka (ice cold) 
• Blueberries and Strawberries, plopped into the glass
• Champagne flutes
Directions:
Chill Champagne flutes. 
Pour the first two ingredients into the flutes. 
Stir gently. 
Now, add splash of Vodka
. Drop in three blueberries
. Slice strawberries in half and drop two into the flute
. Serve and celebrate passion and independence to strive for your dream! 
 
“Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.”   –Anonymous
Tip:  Find all of these ingredients wine and spirits shops:  
Du Vin, The Wine Country, Carlsbad Wine Merchant 
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Contributor’s website: Splash Pros
Image Credits: Cocktail, bliss-and-bloom; Rosé bubbles, sweet cuppincakes; Dandelion and sky, cute-wallpaper.com


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