Cocktail Highlight - Springtime in the Rockies

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This month’s cocktail highlight features a delicious take on the French 75 created by Roman, one of our good friends over at Donna Mac. Roman’s version features a lavender twist, making it a perfect alternative to a mimosa at your next Sunday brunch or a refreshing cocktail to impress your friends with on a warm spring night.  

Springtime in the Rockies

  • ½ oz London Dry Gin
  • ¼ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz Rich Simple Syrup*
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters
  • Sparkling wine
  • Lemon twist

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters.  Shake vigorously with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into Fifth & Vermouth coupe glass.  Top with your favourite dry sparkling wine (such as Prosecco or Cava), garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!

*To make rich simple syrup: combine 2 parts sugar with 1 part water and heat slowly on the stove. Stir until all the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool and strain into a mason jar or glass bottle. Can be kept sealed in the fridge for a week or more.