Need a signature cocktail for Mother’s Day? I have you covered with this sparkling wine based cocktail.
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If you’re hosting a Mother’s Day gathering this year and are stumped on what to serve to drink. Serve my riff on the classic French 75 (for the classic recipe – follow this link). My “Strawberry 75” swaps out lemon for strawberry and the usual gin for vodka and it’s so delicious. This simple sparkling wine based cocktail will be sure to please all your guests as well as you given that it’s so easy to make. Additionally, it’s a good switch from the usual Bellini or Mimosa that is often served at a day time event.
I recommend using fresh strawberries; however, I do know it’s a little early for them. If you find the strawberries to be too expensive or not that great – frozen works just as well. If you’re using frozen strawberries, remember to thaw them out. Additionally, I’ve included my simple syrup recipe. I went light on the simple syrup given that I don’t like my drinks overly sweet. However, one of my taste testers said my take was a bit boozy. My recommendation is add the simple syrup to taste when you’re making the cocktails so they suit you perfectly.
This is a variation on the classic French 75 cocktail.
- 3 oz prosecco
- 1/2 tsp simple syrup (or to taste if you like it sweeter)
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 4 tbsp strawberry puree
- strawberry slices for garnish
Follow my simple syrup recipe. Chill the simple syrup. I suggest doing this a few hours to a day ahead of time.
Puree about 1 1/2 cups of frozen or fresh strawberries (so you have enough for several cocktails).
Chill a cocktail shaker for about 15 minutes
Add vodka, strawberry puree and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. I used a stemless champagne class from CB2.
Add approximately 3 ounces of prosecco.
An essential for cocktail making.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
Add one part water and one part sugar to a saucepan (I went with 1/2 cup each). Bring the saucepan to a simmer and stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the sugar is dissolved, take the saucepan off the heat and let cool.
What are you serving at your Mother’s Day gathering’s this year? Do you like serving a signature cocktail when you host?
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