Spring Fever Cocktail
Spring if officially upon us, and to us nothing captures the fresh, floral energy of spring quite like this aptly named cocktail. There’s something special about a glass of chilled, sparkling rosé, especially on a warm spring day, and while it’s perfectly satisfying to pop open a bottle of your favourite effervescent pink wine and pour a glass (or three), there's always room for improvement - and that's where this cocktail comes in. The Spring Fever comes from Jamie Steinberg, the general manager of Motel Morris in New York City, Steinberg adds a floral syrup, fresh fruit and bitters to a glass of rosé to craft a delicious warm weather treat.
While Sassetti vino spumante rosé is recommended, his favorite sparkling rosé from Italy, of course, any quality pink bubbles will fit the bill and make this flower-forward, sweet, tart and festive cocktail. Aside from the rosé, the use of elderflower syrup is a key ingredient to help give it a romantic tinge—the kind of drink you can imagine tasting in the garden of a queen. However, if you want increase the drink’s potency, you can swap the elderflower syrup for elderflower liqueur.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 145 Calories
- 6 medium-size strawberries, quartered
- 3/4 ounce elderflower syrup
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 dashes rhubarb bitters
- 3 ounces brut rosé sparkling wine, to top
- Garnish: lemon wheel
- Add the strawberries, elderflower syrup, lemon juice and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a wine glass over fresh ice.
- Top with the sparkling rosé.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel and strawberries (optional).
Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail