Strawberry sparkle, shrub cocktail

Here’s a nice brunch or pre-dinner sparkling cocktail. It is our first recipe using a home-made Strawberry Shrub. The key to this drink is making sure the glass, shrub and sparkling wine or champagne are cold. Pouring the sparkling wine slowly prevents it from foaming over the top of the glass.

Strawberry Sparkle Strawberry Sparkle vert
1/2 ounce strawberry shrub
Chilled sparkling wine

Pour the shrub into a chilled champagne flute. Lift and tilt the glass and slowly fill it with sparkling wine. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Want to know more? How to make a strawberry shrub.

Tasting notes: Delicious. Choose a dry sparkler, perhaps a prosecco, and let the shrub animate it.

Tomorrow: Martini Monday.

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