Cocktail Hour

What better way to kick off the weekend than with an ice cold cocktail? Whether you're looking to cheers to the weekend or secure the perfect recipe for your wedding, these 5 Pinterest-worthy recipes won't disappoint!


Rose Water Gin Cocktail

Sugar and Charm


Ingredients

1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 oz rose water simple syrup

2 oz gin

Splash club soda


Directions

Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small pot and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Let it cool and add in 1 teaspoon rose water extract. Store the simple syrup in the refrigerator. If you’re serving right away add rose petals to the simple syrup for a beautiful presentation. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake for more than 20 seconds so the ice can melt and dilute the ingredients. Add a splash of club soda if you prefer! Strain over a large ice cube and garnish with a lemon twist and rose petal.


Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler

Craft and Coctails


Ingredients

9 oz fino sherry

6 oz grapefruit juice

1 1/2 oz lemon juice

1 1/2 oz simple syrup

12 dashes angostura bitters

Directions:

Add first 6 ingredients into a pitcher. Stir well and chill. Just before serving, top with Brut. To serve, pour into flutes. Garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig.


Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

The Happier Homemaker


Ingredients

1 cup orange vodka

15 strawberries, hulled and sliced

⅓ cup superfine sugar

1 bottle (750 oz) sparkling rosé wine

2 cups lemon-lime sodarosemary for garnish (optional)

Directions

In a large container combine vodka, strawberries, and sugar. Stir well and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Just prior to serving add in the sparkling wine and soda. Serve over ice with rosemary garnish if desired.

Plum and thyme Prosecco Smash

My Diary of Us


Ingredients

2 Plums

6 Thyme Sprigs

Juice from one Lemon

4 Tbsp. Thyme Simple Syrup

1 Bottle of Prosecco or your favorite bubbly

Directions

Peel and chop 2 plums. Muddle the plums with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice until all of the plum juices have been released. Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour over crushed ice evenly between two glasses. Top off with prosecco and garnish with extra plum slices and thyme sprigs.


Sparkling Rose Smash

Monika Hibbs


Ingredients

Your favorite Sparkling Rose

Fizzy lemonade

Freshly sliced lemon.



Directions

Mix 2/3 Rose and 1/3 sparkling lemonade. Garnish as desired.


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