Rose and sparkling wine are natural partners – elegant, beautiful, and refined. The Rose Quartz from Lydia Reissmueller at Tender in Portland capitalizes on all these qualities, for a drink that’s lovely to behold and delightful to sip.
This is a great place to use a floral-forward gin, like Hendrick’s. The original Rose Quartz recipe called for Argyle Brut, a sparkling white wine – but we’ve found it just as nice with a dry sparkling rosé.
- 1½ parts Gin
- ¾ part Rose syrup
- ½ part Lemon juice
- 3 dashes Creole bitters or Aromatic bitters
- 4 parts Sparkling white wine or Sparkling rosé wine
Shake everything (except for the sparkling wine) with ice. Strain into a cocktail flute or coupe and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist, or go super-fancy with a bundle of rose petals clipped to the edge of the glass.
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- Rose Quartz cocktail from Imbibe magazine