Anyone interested in a little morning beverage? It is Saturday after all and it may have been a long week. So ready for this weekend🤣. This year's Valentine's Day cocktail: sparkling raspberry rose spritzer!
Honestly all I want to do is curl up in a ball by the fire and go play The Witcher 3 on my Nintendo Switch (side note WOW is that an adult game, it's awesome but just be aware if you get it for your kids or something 😂). We had one day of sunshine in the past 5 weeks and this "atmospheric river" is getting to be a bit much, even for this gray sky loving pluviophile.
Plan: pretend it's spring! Ergo, the sparkling raspberry rose spritzer which is basically sunshine and flowers in a glass 🌸🌞 .
It's perfect for Valentine's Day because one it's pink, two it's full of roses, and three that deliciously sweet and floral sugar rim is OH so festive!
Be careful with the rose water though, if you add too much you end up with a drink that tastes like soap. A fantastic smelling soap but soap none the less! A couple drops go a long way.
Celebrate the sun, spring, flowers, Valentine's Day, or just enjoy happy hour with this sparkling raspberry rose spritzer cocktail, recipe below!Print
Enjoy cocktail hour sipping a glass of pink bubbly with a hint of raspberry and floral flavor. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 4-8 drops rose water (no more than 12 drops aka 1/8 teaspoon or it gets too "soapy")
- 1/2 teaspoon variegated lemon juice (it's pink! if you can't find one substitute regular lemon juice)
- 3 ounces vodka
- Sparkling rosé
- Optional: 1 tablespoon each white and light pink sanding sugar, 1/2 tablespoon roughly minced dried rose buds for rimmed glass
- Variegated lemon slices for garnish
- Optional: Mix together sanding sugars and minced dried rosebuds in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Run a lemon slice along the rim of your glasses. Dip the rim of the glasses into the bowl with sugar and roses until coated. Set aside.
- Pour vodka, lemon juice, and rose water into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add raspberries and muddle together. Shake vigorously and strain into prepared glasses.*
- Finish with chilled sparkling rosé as desired. Garnish with a variegated lemon slice.
If you're concerned about adding too much rose water, you can add a couple drops to each individual glass, adding more as desired.