The Sparkling Rose
This is a refreshing sparkling wine cocktail. I prefer a Brut Rosé for the pretty pink color and flavor, though any sparkling wine will do. For a sweeter cocktail, add some simple syrup. If the tart Montmorency cherries are hard to find, then use dried cranberries or fresh strawberries or raspberries.
For each champagne glass:
  • 2 tart Montmorency cherries, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
  • 4 ounces Sparkling Wine, preferably a Brut Rosé
  • Twist of orange peel
  • Optional: 1 - 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  1. In a champagne glass, add the diced cherries then pour in the rose water, Grand Marnier and simple syrup if using. Slowly pour in the sparkling wine, being careful not to overflow the glass. The dried fruit will make it bubble more than usual. Top with an orange peel twist. Enjoy!
Recipe by Ann Dunaway Teh at