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Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 750ml bottle sparkling rosé
  • 3 tablespoons lemon simple syrup * simple syrup recipe below
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  •  ½ cup triple sec
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • lots of ice

DIRECTIONS
Muddle 1 cup of the strawberries and ½ of the sliced lemons with the triple sec and the lemon simple syrup. Add the bottle of rosé, soda water remaining strawberries and lemon rounds and pour over ice. Serve immediately so that you do not lose the carbonation. 

 

Simple Syrup

This is a basic skill you’ll need if you really want to get into making some delicious cocktails. All it is is equal parts white sugar to water, brought to a boil along with any flavouring you would like to add.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Any additional flavorings (i.e. lemon rind, strawberries, lavender, rosemary, basil, cracked black pepper)

DIRECTIONS
In a small saucepan heat the sugar, water and your choice of flavouring over medium high heat until the mixture is boiling and the sugar completely dissolves. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and strain before using. This will last refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 month. If you are adding a juice to your simple syrup as a flavouring (i.e. lemon juice) then add this after the mixture has boiled and cooled completely.