Making a cocktail is easy when you start with delicious simple syrups. Try this pear-rosemary sparkler for all your holiday parties!
It’s holiday cocktail season! And I’m kicking it off with a cocktail made with locally made ROOT 23 simple syrup. I’ve sampled their products at the Farmer’s Market and was excited to finally create something. Specifically with the pear rosemary simple syrup which sounds like something I could drink straight, as is. But my friend Haley and I got together for a cocktail brainstorming session last weekend like old times and came up with this delicious little sparkler made with brandy and a little sparkling water. This might become my new fall staple.
We tried this cocktail two ways, one with orange bitters and one with lemon juice. After conferring, we decided that the orange bitters were best, giving the cocktail a nice round, full bodied flavor perfect for the season. However if you want something a little lighter and sharper, use the lemon juice. Fascinating how a tiny drop of either of those makes such a difference! (And yes those amazing flutes are referencing Star Wars, gifted to Bob and I from his sister as engagement presents and could not wait to use them.)
ROOT 23 also makes Blueberry Mint, Cherry Almond, Cucumber Habanero, Grapefruit Basil, Maple Cinnamon, Sea Salt Caramel, and Vanilla Ginger simple syrups. I am thinking about making a boozy cider using the maple cinnamon. While they are from Columbus, OH you can find their products in several states in central, east, and south USA. Check to see if it’s sold near you or buy online HERE.
One year ago: Slow Cooker Bolognese with Meatballs
Two years ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter Gingerbread Tart
Three years ago: Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls with Speculoos Icing
Four years ago: DOVE® Christmas Chocolate Drops
Five years ago: Penne with Trapanese Pesto
Six years ago: Butter Pecan with Brandy Ice Cream
PEAR ROSEMARY SPARKLER
1 oz. white brandy
Couple drops of orange bitters (or lemon juice)
Sparkling water, chilled
- In a flute, stir together the brandy and simple syrup.
- Add 1 or 2 drops of bitters and top with sparkling water. Serve immediately.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original, with the help of Haley.
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary ROOT 23 products from Inspire PR Group. All thoughts and opinions remain me own.