A Summer cocktail with Roses and Raspberry


Today I’m over at my American blog-friend’s blog Joyful Scribblings with a guest post. Dawn asked me to share an article on her blog while she is on holiday, so I chose to share my self-invented Roses and Raspberry Cocktail recipe with her readers. And since it’s so good, I couldn’t keep it from my own readers either.

A fresh cocktail that is also visually attractive can’t be lacking at a barbecue or garden party. It encourages your guests to move and mingle while serving themselves. Although roses have a very distinct flavour, it is balanced by the tangy flavour of the limes and sweetness of the raspberries and Cointreau. The bubbles give it that extra flair. I used an Italian sparkling wine, but you can also use champagne. It’s great as a drink as well as drizzled over ice cream. Scroll down for the full recipe.

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You’ll need (for 6):

  • 250 gr fresh raspberries
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle of lightly sweet sparkling wine
  • 0,05 l Cointreau (available as mini gift bottle)
  • 15 cl rose syrup
  • crushed ice
  • rose petals for decoration

Directions

  • Add the raspberries, lemons, Cointreau and rose syrup in a serving bowl
  • Let it steep for at least 10 minutes
  • Chill the bottle of sparkling wine
  • Add the wine and crushed ice just before serving
  • Add a few rose petals for decoration

Comments

  1. That sounds gorgeous and looks amazing – and finally we have sunshine to complement it!!

    Ginger x

  2. Christine says:

    I got your great summer cocktail recipe from Dawn’s blog! Thanks for the recipe and I love your blog, too.

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